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Winter Gazette 2013

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JLT SPORT one-third page vertical ad.pdf Quick draws Rockies climbers rebuild after flood Bow Valley climbers traded ropes for shovels and pulaskis to rebuild approach trails that were violently washed away by severe flooding in June. Among the hardest hit trails were those leading to Echo Canyon, Acephale and the Ghost River Valley. Alberta's Climbing Access Society of Alberta (CASA) and The Association of Bow Valley Rock Climbers (TABVAR) teamed up to purchase tools and organize work par‑ ties. For updates on their work, visit www.facebook.com/groups/tabvar/?fref=ts and http://members.shaw.ca/cmc/casapage4.htm . Kudos to those who volunteered! Ice climbing debuts at Sochi Olympics Top Canadian ice climbers are gearing up to represent their country at the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia in February, 2014. Gord McArthur, Nate Kutcher and Jen Olson are psyched to represent their country as ice climbing makes its debut as a demonstration sport. The wall will be located between two lifts at the Gorky Gorod Ski Centre, where the Olympic Media Village housing 2,000 journalists will be hosted. Look for more details in the Spring 2014 issue of the Gazette. Sean McColl third in the world Canada's own ACC Ambassador Sean McColl finished his season by taking third place overall in the IFSC Bouldering World Cup. McColl reached the finals four times, took first once and placed in the top 10 in each of the seven events he entered. Read more at seanmccoll.com . Well done, Sean! Sport Climbing recognised C The International University Sports Federation (FISU) officially added Sport Climbing to its Sports Program at the World University Championships, which took place in Kazan, Republic of Tatarstan, Russia in June. Sport Climbing is now slated to be a competition event at the World University Championships in 2016. To learn more, visit www.fisu.net . World Youth Championships successful M Y CM MY CY The first World Youth Climbing Championships ever hosted in North America, which took place at The Boulders Climbing Gym in Central Saanich, BC in August, were deemed a great success. Running Aug. 15 thru 19, the event drew 474 athletes from 34 countries, with 2,000 excited spectators taking in the competition over the four days. Russia, Japan, Austria and France were among the top medal-earning countries, while nine Canadians made the qualifying round, the largest number of Canadian athletes to reach the World-Cup semi-finals in the past five years. Congratulations to Canada's Youth Team! For more info visit http://climbtheboulders.com/ . CMY K Nominate a volunteer E very year, the members of the Alpine Club of Canada's Awards Committee volunteer their time to sift through numerous nominations to determine the recipients of the Club's Volunteer Awards. Nominations are now open for outstanding Alpine Club of Canada volunteers of 2012. The following awards recognize and celebrate ACC volunteers for their contribu‑ tions to the Club and its members: ●● ●● ●● ●● A.O. Wheeler Legacy Award Honorary Membership President's Award Silver Rope for Leadership Award ●● ●● ●● Distinguished Service Award Don Forest Service Award Eric Brooks Leader Award For details on how to nominate a volunteer and nomination forms, visit www.alpineclubofcanada.ca/awards/ or call the ACC National Office at (403) 678-3200 ext. 108 to receive the information by mail. Deadline for nominations is December 31, 2013. Club alpin du Canada Gazette hiver 2013  29 1

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