Club member Trevor J starts the 2nd pitch of the Central Pillar WI5+, Weeping Wall. Photo credit: Jenna H

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Bighorn Country Proposal

The Government of Alberta is consulting Albertans on Bighorn Country, a proposal for a mix of parks and public lands that would conserve important and unique natural landscapes while encouraging economic, recreation and tourism opportunities. The proposal includes Bighorn and David Thompson Provincial Parks and Shunda Provincial Recreation Area among others.

As outdoor enthusiasts, it is vital that we make our voices heard. The Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society has developed a simple step by step comment guide to help you respond to the online survey.

CBC news story

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Current edition - February 2019

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Monthly Meeting

Next meeting: Wednesday, February 6th, 2019 at 7:30 pm.

In 2016, a group of Edmonton climbers started to develop new big sport routes in Jasper. Dozen of Edmontonians worked in sunshine, rain or snow to establish several climbs on a huge face of Ashlar Ridge. Later the same group moved their efforts to Nordegg to establish a whole new climbing area, "Little Russia" in Peskett Canyon. Little Russia now has over 40 sport and drytool climbs, single pitch or multi pitch. One of the route developers, Konstantin Stoletov will talk about what it took to make it all happen.

Strathcona Community League 10139 87 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T6E 2P3

  • Come and socialize with club members. All are welcome!
  • Meetings are held on the first Wednesday of each month (unless a statutory holiday).
  • Enter by the ramp on the north side of the building; there is plenty of parking available.
  • Doors open at 7:00 p.m. if you would like to help set up chairs and visit before the meeting.

About us

We are a group of outdoor enthusiasts, based in Edmonton, Alberta, who organize trips for our members so that we can enjoy activities such as hiking, backpacking, climbing, mountaineering, backcountry skiing, and snow shoeing together.

The club averages around 200 members. There are no special prerequisites to join, and activities are available for all skill levels from beginner to advanced.

The Grant MacEwan Mountain Club (we are not affiliated with MacEwan University) offers a wide range of trips throughout the year, as well as courses, workshops and social events. Trip leaders are volunteers from within the club.

There is a strong emphasis on safety, and some trips require the completion of specific courses, such as Avalanche Skills Training 1, in order to participate. Participants are required to sign a waiver and assumption of risk agreement for each trip.

Members are responsible for assessing their own ability level and choosing trips accordingly.

We have our own house band, the Vibram Souls.

We have a focus on respect and concern for the natural environment.

AIMS AND OBJECTIVES

1. Promote awareness about the mountains.

2. Provide a medium of access for people to experience the mountain environment.

3. Provide training through courses and workshops related to mountaineering skills.

4. Provide a communication channel for the exchange of trip experiences and ideas.

5. Voice publicly a united stand on public issues of environmental concern.

6. Hold regular executive and general membership meetings.

GMMC Gear

We have GMMC branded gear available - two different t-shirts, a hat and stickers.

Go to the Gnomon online portal to select and order your gear.