Grant Macewan Mountain club



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    • 21 December 2021
    • 31 January 2022
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    We need your help to save the club!!! 

    Did you drink over the Christmas holidays to help you tolerate your family members? Do you, your extended family and friends have a bunch of empty bottles/cans taking up room in your homes? If so, why not donate those bottles to an organization that you love and enjoy? Our club!

    Our Club is in dire needs of funds due to future costs it will be faced with in the near future. All the funds raised during this fundraiser will be used to pay for these future expenses, which are required to continue running the Club that we all enjoy.

    For this fundraising event, we are aiming for a GOAL OF $2000 RAISED. This campaign will run from December 21st, 2021 to January 31st, 2022.

    You do not need to register for this event to participate.

    What do you need to do?

    Collect as many bottles as you can from friends, family and your own home, then return your bottles at your local bottle depot. To donate the funds to the club, complete the following steps:

    1) Go to the donation page on our website (https://www.gmmc.ca/Donate)

    2) Enter the bottle refund amount you are donating to our Club

    3) Select "One-time" entry

    4) Select "Save the Club One Bottle at a Time" for the donation cause

    5) Add a comment if you wish to

    6) Select Pay in the bottom righthand corner

    You can continue to contribute to the bottle drive in this manner at any time.

    Optional in-person donation drop-off:

    On January 22, 2022, there will be an in-person drop off event option where volunteers will manage the return of your bottles and send the money to the club. Should you choose this option:

    1) Register for the In-Person Drop Off for GMMC Bottle Drive event posted on the calendar so we can keep an eye out for you that day.

    2) Bring your bottles to one of the two locations noted in the In-Person Drop Off for GMMC Bottle Drive description, during the allotted time.

    Where can members see the progress of donations?

    Members will be able to see how much we have raised on the "CAMPAIGN" page on our website.  

    Thank you in advance,
    GMMC Executive


    All participants are required to review and comply with the updated GMMC Resources guidelines and the COVID-19 Policy.

    Please refer to the GMMC Policies regarding Animals, Carpooling, Accommodation, and Cancellation.

    • 04 February 2022
    • 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • Emily Murphy Park - 11904 Emily Murphy Park Road NW
    Register

    Event Organizer: Kara Little
    Topic: It's been so long! Let's get reacquainted and enjoy a bonfire at Emily Murphy Park. The big pit is on the northeast corner of the park, a few steps past the end of the parking lot beside the walking trail.

    If a few people could bring packs of wood it would be very helpful. BYO seat cushion/chair and snacks. Alcohol in the parks is not allowed. You must be signed up to attend so we can ensure adherence to AHS gathering guidelines.



    All participants are required to review and comply with the updated GMMC Resources guidelines and the COVID-19 Policy.

    Please refer to the GMMC Policies regarding Animals, Carpooling, Accommodation, and Cancellation.

    • 05 February 2022
    • 6:30 AM
    • 06 February 2022
    • 3:00 PM
    • Jasper
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    Organizers: Jenna Hanson and Megan Jones

    Itinerary: **Please note, this is a female only event**

    Ladies! Let's get together and crush some ice!

    The group size is set at 10, but sign up for the waitlist if you are interested.

    The trip coordinators will create a WhatsApp group chat with all participants closer to the event to arrange meet up times and communicate with each other. 

    Day 1: Maligne Canyon. This will be an early morning meetup as Maligne is typically busy. We want to do the scooping, rather than get scooped. We will meet at the Maligne Canyon parking lot early in the morning to hand out gear and boot up. 

    Day 2: We will discuss with the group at the end of day 1 to see where everyone is interested in going and decide then. We'll end day 2 around 3:00pm (depending where we go) to give people lots of time to travel home.

    We're looking forward to this event as it is always a blast hanging out with GMMC ladies! Please join us on our third annual Women's only ice climbing trip!

    Prerequisites / Courses Required: Must be able to safety TR belay
    Required items to bring: Warm layers, ice climbing gear, extra gloves, headlamps


    As per club guidelines, participants are responsible for arranging their own accommodations and transportation.

    Health & Wellness Form: This document is to be completed by trip participants & trip coordinators the day of travel to an event as well as every morning of the event

    All participants are required to review and comply with the updated GMMC Resources guidelines and the COVID-19 Policy.

    Please refer to the GMMC Policies regarding Animals, Carpooling, Accommodation, and Cancellation.

    • 05 February 2022
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Rundle Park
    Register

    Organizer: Kara Little

    Activity Type: Snowshoeing


    Difficulty Rating: Beginner, Intermediate, Difficult

    Itinerary: Meet at the middle parking lot (between Lake 1 and 4 on the map) at 1pm. Based on group size we may separate into beginner/more casual pace, and experienced/I want to get a workout pace so that everyone has fun. Length of walk can be customized as there are several loops, I anticipate we will do 5-6km. Then we can stay on at the picnic area to enjoy some hot chocolate or your tasty treat of choice together!

    https://www.edmonton.ca/activities_parks_recreation/parks_rivervalley/rundle-park

    Prerequisites / Courses Required: n/a

    Required items to bring: Must bring own snowshoes, poles recommended. If you need to rent, you can look at Totem, River Valley Adventure and others.

    As per club guidelines, participants are responsible for arranging their own accommodations and transportation.

    Health & Wellness Form: This document is to be completed by trip participants & trip coordinators the day of travel to an event as well as every morning of the event

    All participants are required to review and comply with the updated GMMC Resources guidelines and the COVID-19 Policy.

    Please refer to the GMMC Policies regarding Animals, Carpooling, Accommodation, and Cancellation.

    • 10 February 2022
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Emily Murphy Park
    Register

    Event Organizer: Kara Little
    Topic: Emily Murphy Park bonfire social #2


    A weeknight bonfire this time for people who go away on the weekend. A little earlier this time - maybe you want to roast a weenie!? The bonfire pit is on the northeast corner of the park just a few steps past the end of the parking lot beside the path. BYO chair/cushion and if some could bring firewood that would be helpful!!


    All participants are required to review and comply with the updated GMMC Resources guidelines and the COVID-19 Policy.

    Please refer to the GMMC Policies regarding Animals, Carpooling, Accommodation, and Cancellation.

    • 12 February 2022
    • 7:00 AM
    • 16 February 2022
    • 3:00 PM
    • Waskahegan Staging Area/Elk Push
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    Event Organizer: Dianne Eustace
    Topic: Birkebeiner Food Station Details

    Volunteers will meet at the Sherwood Park Tim Horton's on Wye Road at 7:00 am. From there, we will proceed to the Waskahegan Staging Area where we will present proof of vaccinations and identifications before heading out to our Food Station. Once at the site, volunteers will be directed to set up the station and get a fire going. During the day, volunteers will supply the skiers with food and hydration and keep the area clean. At the end of the day, volunteers will clean up the area and return all the unused food and hydration as directed. The estimated return time to the Waskahegan Staging area is 3:00 pm.

    PLEASE NOTE: Volunteers are expected to remain on site all day. They should dress in plenty of layers, bring food and snacks, and any medications they may need.

    Provisions to ensure the safety of volunteers include: sealed individual water bottles, individually pre-packaged food and nutrition offerings, including hydration powder, masks and nitrile gloves supplied in the station sled, fire pit with fire wood, warming/medical tent at each site, 4 x 4 crew cab transport vehicles,, provision of a lunch including warm soup and sandwich, masks required at all times indoors and within transport vehicles, social distancing outdoors, QR code check once at the beginning of the day at the Visitor Centre where you will receive an arm tag identifying that you have been checked, masks worn whenever handling food/water, and when rendering aid to a skier, two person Medical Team at each site.

    Volunteer Orientation is February 9 from 6-9 with a light supper and Alley Kat samplers.  This year’s orientation will be in separate locations within the Woodvale facility. 

    All participants are required to review and comply with the updated GMMC Resources guidelines and the COVID-19 Policy.

    Please refer to the GMMC Policies regarding Animals, Carpooling, Accommodation, and Cancellation.

    • 12 February 2022
    • 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
    • Primus Physiotherapy
    • 10
    Register

     Are you a rock climber, or interested in rock climbing? Chances are you, or someone you know is has dealt with a finger injury.

    We are excited to partner with Primus Physiotherapy to provide members exclusive workshop designed for climbers to focus all about fingers.

    This workshop is good for anyone beginner to advanced, and will include stretches, fingertip mechanics and injury prevention

    The workshop will be in-person at Primus Physiotherapy  from 5pm-6pm

    2354 23 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T6T 0R1



     

    • 19 February 2022
    • 8:00 AM
    • 20 February 2022
    • 3:00 PM
    • Brule/Jasper
    Join waitlist

    Canyons are cool.

    Ice climbing is cool.

    Canyon ice climbing = very cool.


    Organizer: Peter Moore

    Activity Type: Ice Climbing, Other fun canyon things!


    Difficulty Rating: Beginner, Intermediate

    Itinerary:

    Day 1 - Ogre Canyon (Brule, AB)

    Day 2 - Maligne Canyon (Jasper, AB)

    Required Prerequisites:

    -Must be able to safely belay.

    Recommended Prerequisites:

    -Healthy tolerance for sarcasm.

    -Also, a healthy tolerance for puns.

    -Must enjoy eating candy in scenic locations.

    Required items to bring: 

    All the ice climbing things:

    -mountaineering boots, technical ice crampons, ice climbing tools, climbing harness, helmet, warm clothing

    Rental Equipment:

    -Available through Gravity Gear in Jasper Town.

    Accommodations and Transportation:

    As per club guidelines, participants are responsible for arranging their own accommodations and transportation.

    Health & Wellness Form: This document is to be completed by trip participants & trip coordinators the day of travel to an event as well as every morning of the event

    All participants are required to review and comply with the updated GMMC Resources guidelines and the COVID-19 Policy.

    Please refer to the GMMC Policies regarding Animals, Carpooling, Accommodation, and Cancellation.

    • 12 March 2022
    • Canmore Area
    Join waitlist

    Since this trip is guided, there will be a fee of $150/person for the day. The fee will need to be paid directly to Sebastian at Arise Mountain Guiding. Payment can be transferred to ariseguiding@gmail.com

    Cancellation: Non-refundable. If you want to cancel, and no members are waiting to take your spot, you will have to find someone to take your spot. We will not be providing refunds. 

    Please note that if the 4 person minimum is not reached, the trip will not go ahead

    Organizers: Jenn Lumley and Cory Roffey


    Activity Type: Ice Climbing


    Difficulty Rating: Intermediate

    Itinerary: It’s March and you have been crushing ice for almost a whole season!!! …time to dig a little DEEPER, level up and develop some skills on STEEPER ice.  We will be joined by a guide from Arise Mountain Guiding in Canmore (https://ariseguiding.com/)  who will lead the trip and provide instruction and flexible skill development on steeper ice.  It will be a great chance to build skills and gain wisdom in a small group setting (min. 4 people and max. 8). Instruction will be tailored to the interests of the group. 

    Sat, March 12: Meeting in the early morning at the trailhead (we do not want to get scooped)

    • Possible climbing areas:

      • Johnston’s Canyon

      • GBU

      • Green Monster

    • Climbs will be determined closer to the date (based on ice conditions, avalanche conditions, group composition, intel about other groups' objectives, etc).

    Sun, March 13: TBD

    • There is the potential for a second day of cragging on our own without a guide, but what this day looks like and whether it is a go will be determined based on interest and skill level of the group

    All participants will be added to the waitlist and then moved over to the participant list once they have paid the $150 fee to Arise Mountain Guiding due by February 26th. Spot is not guaranteed until payment has been received.

    Prerequisites / Courses Required: 

    • Must be able to safely TR belay

    • Have access to ice climbing gear (Gear Up in Canmore does rentals for those needing equipment)

    • Some previous ice climbing experience! …even just a bit is cool

    • Questions can be sent to: summertripschair@gmmc.ca

    Required items to bring:

    • Mountaineering boots, crampons, ice tools, helmet, harness and all personal climbing gear

    • Warm Clothes (Bring layers)

      • Recommended top layers: Hard shell, insulated jacket, soft shell and base layer.

      • Recommended bottom layers: Hard shell, soft shell, base layer

    • Extra socks, a few pairs of gloves

    • Headlamp (we will likely be walking in and out in the dark)

    • Food and water

    • Optional: Hiking poles, hand warmers

    As per club guidelines, participants are responsible for arranging their own accommodations and transportation.

    Health & Wellness Form: This document is to be completed by trip participants & trip coordinators the day of travel to an event as well as every morning of the event

    All participants are required to review and comply with the updated GMMC Resources guidelines and the COVID-19 Policy.

    Please refer to the GMMC Policies regarding Animals, Carpooling, Accommodation, and Cancellation.

Past events

22 January 2022 In-Person Drop Off for GMMC Bottle Drive
20 January 2022 Stride and Glide ski night
15 January 2022 Muskeg Creek Snowshoeing
15 January 2022 SMASH!!! - Ice Climbing Trip (for real this time)
12 January 2022 Club Gear Inventory & Maintenance Check - Cancelled/Postponed
11 January 2022 YEG Ice Climbing Take 2
08 January 2022 Right on track! A XC Ski Story
08 January 2022 Ice Climbing in Canmore
28 December 2021 YEG Ice Climbing (canceled)
22 December 2021 Moonlight Goldbar Gliding
16 December 2021 Blocs Bouldering and Beers
15 December 2021 Backcountry Ski Practice
14 December 2021 Bouldering boulders at Boulders (w/ Knee Bars?)
08 December 2021 Club Executive Update
25 November 2021 Climbing Games Night (Take Away - Kilter Board))
23 November 2021 Backcountry Winter Safety Webinar
18 November 2021 Blocs Bouldering Night
13 November 2021 Rope Rescue Skills Practice
11 November 2021 Hike Elk Island
06 November 2021 Rock scratcher addicts non-anonymous
03 November 2021 Winter Trip Planning Jamboree (Virtual)
02 November 2021 Climbing Games Night: Take Away! (Kilter Board Edition)
28 October 2021 Trip Coordinator Info Session
27 October 2021 Avalanche Transceiver Practice
26 October 2021 Yellowstone to Yukon Webinar
23 October 2021 A Drytooling Trip
16 October 2021 Turkey Trek
14 October 2021 Blocs Bouldering and Beers
13 October 2021 Trip Coordinator Info Session
13 October 2021 Transceiver practice.
09 October 2021 Day Hiking around Canmore
02 October 2021 Find the GMMC climbers at Lost Boys
28 September 2021 Factory Climbing Night
23 September 2021 Blocs Bouldering Night
14 September 2021 GMMC AGM Meeting
11 September 2021 Always be Whippin'
04 September 2021 The Abraham Jam!
03 September 2021 Boulder beer and bash!
28 August 2021 Columbia Icefield Hikes
26 August 2021 Boulder beer and bash!
25 August 2021 Fixed point belay - Theory Night
19 August 2021 Blocs Bouldering and Beers
18 August 2021 Rappelling Theory Night
17 August 2021 Shiftworkers Shakakan Shake Down
14 August 2021 Big Sister Scramble & Swim
11 August 2021 Intro to Multi-Pitch (Theory Night)
10 August 2021 Blocs Bouldering and Beers
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