Updated April 14, 2021

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NOTICE

The GMMC is now open for outdoor events!!

The executive has put in a lot of work towards our waivers and insurance documents, and we are pleased to announce that the Grant MacEwan Mountain Club is now open again for outdoor trips! Members will be expected to follow AHS Covid protocols and updated GMMC guidelines as outlined on the website. Social / Monthly meetings will continue to be held virtually to abide by current AHS protocols. Please refer to the GMMC calendar for upcoming outdoor activities that will be happening soon.

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Upcoming GMMC Meeting

Join us for another wonderful adventure presented by Neil Haggard on April 21 @ 7:00pm


Bhutan - Land of the Thunder Dragon - the Happiest place on Earth!

With interesting logistics one flies into Paro, a very narrow valley. With a breathtaking hike to Taktsang Monastery on a cliff face, visits to colorful fortresses (Dzongs) and incredible mountains views of the Himalayas. Includes - a Traditional Bhutan Homestay and attending the Black Necked Crane Festival in the Phobjeka valley at over 3000 metres celebrating the fall return of this endangered bird from Tibet. This Buddhist Kingdom of 750,000 is a very exotic country on a few levels!


Link to virtual meeting will be provided in the event details on the calendar.

GMMC Relaunch Guidelines

The Executive has completed the GMMC waiver and has updated the GMMC guidelines regarding COVID-19. There are changes to how activities will be conducted going forward. The GMMC website has been updated with information to provide guidance for all participants and additional guidance for trip coordinators upon future reopening.

Participants and trip coordinators are required to read the following links at a minimum:

The executive will be providing instructional classes to Trip coordinators on the new procedures required. Please check the calendar for future classes and/or reach out to the President (president@gmmc.ca) for more information.

“Event”: Is a sanctioned club event that has been posted on the online club calendar and is available for sign-up to current club members.

About Us

The Grant MacEwan Mountain Club** offers a wide range of trips throughout the year, as well as courses, workshops and social events to people wanting to get outside and explore the mountains.

We are a group of outdoor enthusiasts, based in Edmonton, Alberta, who organize trips for our members to enjoy activities such as hiking, backpacking, rock and ice climbing, mountaineering, backcountry skiing, and snowshoeing together.

There are no special prerequisites to join, and activities are available for all skill levels from beginner to advanced. The club is not a commercial enterprise and does not offer guided trips as it is managed by dedicated volunteers.

The Club strives to provide fun and memorable experiences for our members, with a strong emphasis on safety.

GMMC is a member of the Alberta Hiking Association and the Alpine Club of Canada.


Primary Aims and Objectives:

  1. Provide a medium of access for people to gain experience and skills in mountain environments with like minded people.

  2. Provide training through courses and workshops.

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

  4. Focus on respect and concern for the natural environment.

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

  6. Hold regular executive and general membership meetings.


(** Not affiliated with MacEwan University)

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