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Gazette, Spring 2018

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Mountain Legacy photography project that captures the story of mountain places over time. ere are just about as many ways to explore, enjoy and appreciate mountain landscapes as there are ACC members. But the articles in this issue also tell their stories from another important perspective — that of celebrating the friends and partners with whom we share our mountain adventures. e Short Rope by lynn martel S ki touring, trail running, whitewater kayaking, via ferratas, backpacking and remote trail clearing. is issue of e Alpine Club of Canada Gazette showcases a wide range of ACC members pursuing a terrific diversity of mountain activities. You can add to that writing books about mountain people and places, including member Bernadette McDonald's multi‑ award‑winning Art of Freedom, and the Happiness isn't just the fresh turns you make, but the friends you share them with. Lynn with her honey – and favourite ski touring partner - John McIsaac. stories of those friendships are often as big as the mountains and as deep as the rivers and glaciers that flow between the peaks. In our cover story, you'll read about Canadian National Ski Mountaineering Team member, Kylee Toth Ohler, and how she strives to balance her passion with the most important people in her life — her husband and their two young sons — and how she feels grateful toward her fellow skimo racers. You'll read about how, after her hus‑ band was no longer able to share outdoor adventures with her, Mary Ann Rombach found delightful partners in several of our country's very fine female ACMG moun‑ tain guides. You'll read about four skilled and competent young women who, with the support of the ACC's Jen Higgins Fund, embarked on a bold attempt to make the first complete descent of the Klinaklini River in British Columbia's magnifi‑ cent Coast Mountains ‑ and emerged stronger for it. en there's Helmut Microys and Martin Taylor, long‑time ACC members who have been climbing together for more than 50 years sharing new adven‑ tures in Italy's Dolomites. ere's a story about a group of volunteers clearing the rugged trail to the Club's Fairy Meadow Hut, and another even larger group of Vancouver Island Section members who've come together to build that region's very first backcountry hut. And you'll read about a self‑described "motely crew" of Edmonton Section members who teamed up to discover the sublime beauty of the Brazeau Lake region on the eastern slopes of the Canadian Rockies. Young and old, climbers, hikers, skiers, writers and volunteers, through these stories of adventure and photog‑ raphy and book projects, one theme that ties our ACC members together is the relationships they grow and nurture with each other as they explore, create, learn and grow. After all, isn't that why we belong to the ACC — not just to learn and develop our skills as we experience the beauty and magic of the mountain environment, but also for the wonderful people we are grateful to share those experiences, and our Club, with? Adventure on! Northern Norway: Climb in the midnight sun! Contact info: alpineclubofcanada.ca/international adventures@alpineclubofcanada.ca Photo: Ãse Jakobsen Join the ACC on our trip to Tysfjord & the Lotofen Islands. Expect fantastic granite, friendly Northern Norwegian hospitality, and unforgettable views over ocean fjords. July 4-14, 2018 $6995 4 The Alpine Club of Canada Gazette spring 2018

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