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30 The Alpine Club of Canada Gazette Winter 2018 Open Air CLASSIFIEDS 10% Discount for canaDians suMMitcLiMB anD suMMittrEK just returned from a beautiful summer in the Karakoram! Nepal, TibeT, KaraKoram, acoNcagua, africa & SeaTTle glacier School Climbing and walking trips for men and women with Dan Mazur. All ages and abilities, expert to novice. Everest and K2 summit climbs, training climbs and treks. Broad Peak, Ama Dablam, Cho Oyu, Baruntse, North Col, Lhotse, Everest Glacier School Lobuche, Island Peak, Muztagh Ata, Mera Peak, Shishapangma, Aconcagua, Kilimanjaro, Mount Kenya. Trekking to K2, Everest, Christmas Treks. Charity Service Walks near Everest. Canada‑USA Friendship autumn climbing school (free, no charge). 360-570-0715 Follow our progress on current expedi‑ tions updated daily on our blog at: Interested in becoming a mountain guide? Already a mountain guide? NOTICES uPcoMinG Board of Directors Meeting Date: February 9, 2019 in Canmore. CANADIAN ALPINE JOURNAL suBMissions Deadline for submitting articles for the upcoming CAJ is February 1, 2017. For more information, visit: stay on toP of thE nEws Subscribe to the ACC Dispatch, our bi-weekly e-bulletin, to receive ACC national and regional news, mountain highlights and much more. Subscribe at cLassifiED aD ratEs $30 plus $1 per word + taxes Email your ad to: Don't miss the next Ski Lottery Lottery runs from April 1st - May 15th 2019 for Fairy Meadow and Kokanee Glacier in 2020. Our commitment to Mountain Culture by Keith Haberl Our thanks to Chic Scott for putting to paper a brief history of the partnership between the ACC and the Banff Centre (page 12) and the role the club has played in bringing mountain films and books to audiences in Banff and around the world. 2018 is the 43rd year of the Banff Mountain Festivals, so it's also the 43rd year of the ACC's involvement in the Festivals. During that time the show has grown, and we've grown along with it: today we sponsor awards and cash prizes for films, books and articles, throw a happy hour celebration (with MEC) and work with the Banff Centre on many different initiatives each year. The club is also deeply involved in the Festival's World Tour as it crosses Canada, with six of our sections hosting the local shows each year. Chic writes that in 1974 there was a "tremendous appetite" for the mountain‑ eering films and slide shows that would become the Banff Festival. And this is as true today as it was then. Our community is a collection of people who are passionate about climbing and mountain environments and that passion is expressed strongly in the films and writing that recall the experiences in the mountains. This has long been our Mountain Culture and that has long been an integral part of our club. The ACC publishes magazines (the one you're holding), newsletters, stories and books. Our Canadian Alpine Journal has been printed annually since 1907. And this year we chose to honour Bernadette MacDonald a woman whose name is synonymous with the Banff festivals and with mountain culture largely – as the Patron of our annual Mountain Guides Ball. We thank the Banff Centre for their work crafting the finest mountain festival in the world and their commitment to sharing our mountain experiences. The ACC is thrilled to celebrate mountain culture with our friends, our members and our community. ACC Executive Director Lawrence White and the winners of the 2015 award for Best Film on Climbing.

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