Alpine Club of Canada to host alpine camp near Revelstoke

Five-week General Mountaineering Camp to be located near Frenchman Cap.

The Alpine Club of Canada (ACC) is hosting their annual General Mountaineering Camp from a basecamp near Frenchman Cap, located in the Monashee Mountains north of Revelstoke.

In operation since 1906, the annual mountaineering camp rotates between different, often new locations each year. In 2014, they’ll host a maximum of 31 participants per week over a five-week camp, said ACC programs director Chelsea Selinger.

Known as the Matterhorn of the Monashees, the imposing, cap-like peak is easily viewed from Highway 23 North starting about 15 kilometres past the Revelstoke Dam.

Selinger said the ACC chose the location after a helicopter flyover. “There was a lot of interest in our General Mountaineering Camp committee,” she said. “It just looked like there was a really nice spot to a base camp [and] cool and unique climbing in the area.”

No road-building or permanent structures are associated with the fly-in tent camp.

In addition to camp staff, the participants range from beginners taking an introductory mountaineering course to experienced mountaineers setting out to advanced objectives.

The camp runs from mid-July to mid-August.

 

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