Women's Try Mountaineering group on Mt Olive summit. Photo credit: JohnS.
Monthly Meeting - winter trip planning!
Wednesday, November 6th, 2019 @7:30 p.m.
November is the meeting where we start motivating people for the upcoming season of winter activities.
- Slides of a few trips of past winters.
- A few instructional back country videos – not to scare people but as a club has a strong emphasis on safety just to increase awareness of back-country skills.
- Course and other Safety Skills training the club will be putting on this winter.
- If you would like to know more about what activities the club has planned for winter, come and talk to the many knowledgeable members.
- Ideas and planning - if there are trips you are interested in that are not Club activities, bring them along and see if talk informally.
As usual we will be presenting club trip slides; bring your pictures on memory stick. Feel free to arrive at 7 p.m. if you would like to help with setup. Let us know if you have slides to share. See you all there!
Location: Strathcona Community League (10139 87 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T6E 2P3)
- Come and socialize with club members. All are welcome!
- 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 for the meeting. meeting starts at 7:30 p.m.
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.
- GMMC is a member of the Alberta Hiking Association and the Alpine Club of Canada.
- The club is not a commercial enterprise and does not offer guided trips.
- The club is managed by dedicated volunteers.
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.