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CMC 2017/2018 Slide Show Schedule by Andrew Brash 19-Oct-2017
CMC Slide Show Schedule 2017-2018
Hello everyone. I’m happy to report that we’ve got a great line-up of shows for you this coming winter season. It will be fab to see everyone there. All the shows will be at the Ironwood in Calgary and will start at 7pm sharp, so it's a great idea to get there early. Here are the presenters and dates to mark on your calendar:

Will Gadd – Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Yes, that’s right, Will Gadd. Will is one of the best known and most accomplished climbers in Canada. He has been performing at the highest levels in the mixed climbing scene for over 20 years with many of the most difficult M routes in the world to his credit. He also grew up in the Bow Valley climbing scene and has lots of memories of CMC legends from his childhood. Definitely a show not to be missed!

TBA – Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Greg Tos – Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Greg Tos has been the principal developer at super cragging area Echo Canyon near Canmore. Not only has Greg put up dozens of new climbs and built kilometres of trails, but he somehow manages to climb 5.14 as well. Greg is a very fine photographer and this will be a fantastic show.

Laurie Skreslet – Wednesday, February 21, 2018
The legendary Laurie Skreslet has agreed to do a show for us in February. Laurie is extremely well known for being the first Canadian to summit Mt. Everest in 1982. He was also a key member of the 1986 Canadian Everest expedition that put Sharon Wood on top via a new route on the Tibetan side of the mountain. Here at home he was a major contributor to the development of waterfall ice climbing in the Canadian Rockies. Laurie is one of the finest presenters you will ever experience and we are extremely fortunate to have him coming to the Ironwood in February.

Reg Smart – Wednesday, March 14, 2018
The quietly hard core and damn nice guy, Reg Smart, will be in town in March to share his many climbing experiences with us. From early one day ascents of routes like the Salathe Wall on El Cap, to pushing the standards of Canadian rock climbing on the crags of Ontario and big rock in Alberta, Reg has been a stalwart in our sport. Reg was an early proponent of the free solo, and was as bold as they come. He also loves a good IPA and brews his own seriously good beer. Let’s make sure we give him a warm welcome with a great crowd and maybe even a few beers. Cheers everyone.

April 18, 2018, Maybe TBA. Stay tuned.

/AB (Andrew Brash)


I love climbing! by Henry 17-Oct-2017


Mail Monster 19-Oct-2017
We love you too Mr Moose. When will you fix the web site?
What Climbing Is All About. by Howie 10-Feb-2017
Check out the YouTube Vid: "A Higher Crawling".

Slide Show Jan 25 - Mike Mortimer by CMC Mailmonster /KW 25-Jan-2017
CMC Slide Show, Wednesday, January, 25, 2017

7pm, Ironwood, Calgary

Mike Mortimer

Mike is a long time CMC member and well known member of the mountain community. He has been especially active in leadership in some of the biggest organizations in the mountain world such as the Alpine Club of Canada and was president of the UIAA (The sort of United Nations of Alpine Organizations) from 2006 – 2011. He is the only Canadian to ever have served in that role. Mike is legendary as a story teller and has some incredible insights into the politics of the climbing world. I look forward to seeing you all there for what promises to be an entertaining night!


https://www.facebook.com/events/1109181372543719/


TTOTM Schedule Feb - April 2017 by CMC Mailmonster /KW 19-Jan-2017
TTOTM nights are an amazing success!!!

Upcoming TTOTM (CMC special pub nights) include
Feb 1
Mar 1
April 12

Starting around 7:00

Free 2017 Parks Canada Pass! by Rudie P. 21-Dec-2016
For those of you who have been living under a rock for the past year, Parks Canada is giving away 2017 Park Passes until around the end of December.

Order yours today and enjoy all that Parks has to offer!


http://www.commandesparcs-parksorders.ca/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?storeId=22953&urlLangId=-1&productId=524528&urlRequestType=Base&langId=-1&catalogId=53407

CMC Bulletin by Mail monster 25-Nov-2016
http://conta.cc/2fZYIVg

CMC Bulletin 2016-11-25 by Mail Monlster 25-Nov-2016
The 2016-11-25 CMC bulletin is at
http://conta.cc/2fZYIVg



CMC Slide Show Dec 7 - Brandon Pullan by Andrew Brash 25-Nov-2016
CMC Slide Show – Brandon Pullan "The Bold and Cold"
Wednesday, December 7
7:00pm Start
Ironwood, Calgary
We managed to get Brandon for a new date - so we're back on!

Brandon Pullan, editor of Gripped Magazine, accomplished climber and now author of the beautiful new book “The Bold and Cold” - A history of 25 classic climbs in the Canadian Rockies and winnner of a special jury mention of this year's Banff Mountain Book Festival(copies will be available) will be treading the boards at the Ironwood this December the 7th. It will no doubt be a fun filled evening knowing Brandon (hey, why not come and buy him a drink?) and I really hope to see you there! — with Brandon Pullan.

Richard (Dick) Lofthouse passes away 2016-11-23 by Ken Wiens 24-Nov-2016
R Lofthouse

I have been advised by Ian Lofthouse, that yesterday, Wednesday Nov 23, Richard (Dick) Lofthouse passed away. Richard has been a long time honorary life member of the CMC with an extensive resume of contributions to Canadian mountaineering and service to the CMC. He will be sadly missed.

Excerpts from "Pushing the Limits" (2000), by Chic Scott:

"Lofthouse was one of the founding members of the British expatriate fraternity. When he came to Canada in 1954 he had already been climbing several years in the Lake District...when Brian Greenwood showed up they established a partnership that lasted several years. Perhaps their finest achievement together was the fourth ascent of Mount Alberta in 1958. It was the first time the mountain had been climbed without a bivouac. Lofthouse returned to England at the end of the decade to do a Master's degree in biochemistry, but by 1962 was back in Canada. By now the CMC was in full swing, and "all like-minded people were getting together". Lofthouse teamed up with Greenwood and Heinz Kahl in June of that year to finish Red Shirt on Yamnuska. That same year he also climbed Gollum Grooves and over the next few years added Chockstone Corner, Bottleneck and Pangolin to his list of first ascents. In 1968, with Greenwood, Archie Simpson and Jon Jones, he made the first winter ascent of Eisenhower Tower on Castle Mountain

In 1965....Dick Lofthouse travelled to Chamonix ...climbed the east face of the Aiguille du Moine,....the Bonatti route on the east face of the Grand Capucin."



Dick considered the CMC home, and climbed extensively with many members of the club, including Dick Howe, Brian Greenwood, Jon Jones, Heinz Kahl and many others.

This is a sad day and we have lost one of the legends of Canadian Mountaineering and of the Calgary Mountain Club.

Additional details will be available in the coming days.

/KenW



TTOTM - an introduction by David D 18-Nov-2016
TTOTM (New!!) - Dec 7

Dave, Gerry, and Ken sat in the Ironwood recently and (with input from Pat "I love you guys" MacIntyre) floated the idea of introducing what we are tentatively going to call THAT TIME OF THE MONTH - the concept being to get your ass down to the pub on the first Wednesday of each month with the express intent of planning or joining an activity with others who are there.

You can bring your own idea, drink with someone who is planning something, buy a drink for someone who wants to drink with someone who is planning something, or simply plan to do some drinking.

Dave kicked off a session recently looking for people to climb Mt St Elias with. Several practiced drinking with Dave. He may still be looking at the next TTOTM Wednesday.

No reminiscing allowed. Only modest discussion of *current* conditions: i.e. conditions relevant to immediate objectives – none of this “I was there last year and it was this deep” bullshit or “you used to need a 3 ½ Friend for the 3rd pitch but now they’ve ruined it with bolts it’s only 5.8 blah blah” weak-assed git whining.

Parties, rock and ice climbs, gym attendance, and ski / canoe / bike / hike / getoutthere ideas all welcomed

No bragging. Save trip reports and discussion of Canmore real estate prices for slide show nights. The idea is to look forward.

[No rules - ignore everything above that Dave wrote. - ed].

Come out to the CMC bar night on the first Wednesday of the month - bigger crowds, cheaper beer, special treats from Pat. We still meet on all the other Wednesdays, but for those members that can only get out once a month - the first Wednesday will have a bigger turnout.

Next TTOTM Wednesday - Dec 7, 7:30PM - ??, Ironwood Stage and Grill

/DaveD



Bovine Tuberculosis and TTOTM by Usain Bolt 18-Nov-2016
Are these really related?

When will we get a new membership list? by Carl Lewis 18-Nov-2016
Why is the membership list dated 2013? Where do I find a new one?

mailmonster 18-Nov-2016
Because Henry disappeared to south america. He is coming back though. In the mean time, send an email to the mail monster (just reply to one of the CMC emails ) requesting a copy of the latest list.
Bow Hut 2017 (March 24-26) by Gerald Stehouwer 18-Nov-2016
Bow Hut has been booked for March 24-26. (evenings of the 24th and 25th) Reserve your spot (with cash) now. Contact Gerald (Social) Stehouwer. My email and phone number are in the recent CMC email. Rates are $30 / night (ACC hut members) or $40 / night (non ACC hut members). We will have paypal setup in the new year (but the cost will go up a couple of bucks and you risk the spots all being gone.)

We might have midnight moon-lit ski competitions again.

Also, on behalf on the club, I solemnly swear to no longer embarrass the club or myself by challenging 6'4" Swedes to duels after I have polished off a bottle of whiskey.

/GeraldS


Why were there so many people at the pub this week. It's usually pretty low turn out. by Tom Clancy 18-Nov-2016
In short - TTOTM

D Trump 18-Nov-2016
What is TTOTM?
What is TTOTM? by Mailmonster 18-Nov-2016
Hearing everyone talk about TTOTM. What is it.

Jeff Marshall 18-Nov-2016
I saw an article in this morning's Globe & Mail about TTOTM. I'm still not exactly sure what it is though. Can I come? What should I bring? What do I wear? Will Howie be there?
When will the CMC web page be fixed by Mailmonster 18-Nov-2016
As soon as Henry gets back from his multi-month cruise up the pacific coast. Some think this is in December. We really have no idea though.

That Time of The Month by David D 17-Nov-2016
Ken, Gerry, and Dave sat in the Ironwood last night and (with input from Pat "I love you guys" McIntyre) floated the idea of introducing what we are tentatively going to call THAT TIME OF THE MONTH - the concept being to show up at the pub on the first Wednesday of each month with the express intent of planning or joining an activity with others who are there.

David D 17-Nov-2016
I'll be there
CMC 2016 Annual Dinner & Dance by CMC Mail Monster 09-May-2016
2016 CMC Annual Dinner & Dance

May 27, 2016

An Evening of Celebration and Elegance

Danish Canadian Club

Cocktails & Silent Auction 18:00

Dinner 19:00 / Awards 20:00 / Dance 21:00

Tickets $42.00 ea. (PayPal)

It's here - that time of year we've all been waiting for.

The one time of year when we can shower, shave, and come dressed in our Sunday best without fear of judgment.

Tickets for the Annual Dinner & Dance are now on sale! With less than 3 weeks away, get your ticket now, before they're sold out. No, really, go get it. Now.

Tickets are $42 each, and can be purchased through PayPal, either through the link at the bottom of this email, or through the website. Ticket price includes, entrance, dinner, prizes, possible awards (you might be the recipient of the Wings award, you never know), and a night of dancing and general craziness you'll never forget. At least until the next morning. Organize your designated drivers now!

We are still accepting nominations for the coveted CMC awards. Reply to this email to nominate potential recipients for:

• Wings (best fall)
• Sport Drinking
• Other (new unique awards for deserving individuals)

Rules for awards:
There are no rules.

See you all there!




CMC Dinner & Dance - 88% sold out - 6 days left to buy tickets by CMC Mail Monster 20-May-2015
CMC Annual Dinner & Dance

88% Sold Out

As of today (Wed March 20th), the dinner is 88% sold out with 6 days left to buy tickets.

Contest: Send in your 10 best CMC photos
All submissions will be shown at the Dinner & Dance. Send photos to cmc.mailmonster@kgw-consultants.com

Challenge: Get out your dancing duds!

Food! Prizes! Dancing! Awards!

Attend the highlight of the year for the club and experience a massive dinner, dancing, awards ceremony, really cool door prizes, silent auction and opportunities to position yourself as the subject for a year of gossip.

Buy tickets now - only 6 days left!!!!!

Ticket sales are brisk and the event is filling up quickly. Sales will close on May 26th or when we reach room capacity (We are already at 88%).

$40.00 each - dirt cheap for the only "formal" CMC event of the year. Buy via credit card or Paypal - link on the left or down below.

Event Date: Friday, May 29th, 2015

6:00 PM Cocktails
7:30 PM Dinner
9:00 PM Dancing and Silent Auction

Danish Canadian Club 727 11 Avenue Southwest, Calgary

Bring Cash: Silent Auction, Cash Bar

Sponsors: Barry Blanchard, Mountain Guide, Chic Scott, Ironwood, Lake Louise Ski Hill, Morrow Productions, Mountains for Growth, Richmond Hill Winery,Rocky Mountain Books,www.peakstratagem.com. ,Gerald Stehouwer accounting, Brauerie Fahr,Gripped ,CMC, SpiritWest, Ortovox, etc.

Howie 20-May-2015
No problem Derek, just let me know in advance how many of your friends I am buying for and what age of single malt they prefer
Derek C 20-May-2015
Howie - I'll be there, expecting you to buy me my first round
Howie 20-May-2015
I'm coming with my wallet. Probably even going to buy drinks for my friends.
CMC slide Show David Smart on May 27 by CMC Mail Monster 20-May-2015
David Smart Slide Show


David Smart has recently written a book entitled "A Youth Wasted Climbing". Could there be a better climbing book title? How many can relate to that sentiment? And it was great, wasn't it? David is coming to Calgary as part of his book tour and he has agreed to come and give us a presentation at the Ironwood on May 27. He had to change his plane ticket to accommodate us, so we had better show him some good support! Dave was one of the leading Canadian climbers in the 1980s and along with Sam Cohen, started Gripped Magazine in the late 90s. Truly hope to see you there. I know it's going to be a busy couple of weeks for the club with the dinner and dance on the 29th, but it should be a great time too. Really hope to see you there!

Ironwood May 27th 7:00 PM

Andrew Brash

Howard Bentley 20-May-2015
I'm coming with my wallet!!
Nepal Fundraiser - sponsored by the CMC by CMC Mail Monster 20-May-2015
We know you've been hearing about the earthquakes in Nepal.

Many of us in the mountain community have travelled there and feel a great love for the place, and I know lots of people have daydreamed about going there...apparently the situation is dire...we've decided to go for it and run a fundraiser. We've booked the Hillhurst Sunnyside Community Centre (1320 5 Ave NW, Calgary) for May 22. We will open the doors at 6pm and can go on until 1am. The sport drinking award could also be achievable as we will have a cash bar. There will also be a silent auction (I am looking for items by the way). Laurie Skreslet will be giving a short presentation and we will have the Nepali community there as well with dancers and food. I truly hope we can make this an impressive effort and raise a huge amount of money.

Please come out, even if just to put in a short appearance, have a drink, a chat and make a donation.
The CMC has already paid $650 to this cause by renting the hall for the evening.

We are trying to also get online donations setup, but in the meantime, if you can't attend the event, we can arrange for cheques. Contact cmc.mailmonster@kgw-consultants.com and Ken will provide you with mailing instructions etc.

Thanks!

Howard Bentley 20-May-2015
I'm coming with my wallet!
CMC Dinner & Dance - 88% sold out - 6 days left to buy tickets by CMC Mail Monster 20-May-2015
CMC Annual Dinner & Dance

88% Sold Out

As of today (Wed March 20th), the dinner is 88% sold out with 6 days left to buy tickets.

Contest: Send in your 10 best CMC photos
All submissions will be shown at the Dinner & Dance. Send photos to cmc.mailmonster@kgw-consultants.com

Challenge: Get out your dancing duds!

Food! Prizes! Dancing! Awards!

Attend the highlight of the year for the club and experience a massive dinner, dancing, awards ceremony, really cool door prizes, silent auction and opportunities to position yourself as the subject for a year of gossip.

Buy tickets now - only 6 days left!!!!!

Ticket sales are brisk and the event is filling up quickly. Sales will close on May 26th or when we reach room capacity (We are already at 88%).

$40.00 each - dirt cheap for the only "formal" CMC event of the year. Buy via credit card or Paypal - link on the left or down below.

Event Date: Friday, May 29th, 2015

6:00 PM Cocktails
7:30 PM Dinner
9:00 PM Dancing and Silent Auction

Danish Canadian Club 727 11 Avenue Southwest, Calgary

Bring Cash: Silent Auction, Cash Bar

Sponsors: Barry Blanchard, Mountain Guide, Chic Scott, Ironwood, Lake Louise Ski Hill, Morrow Productions, Mountains for Growth, Richmond Hill Winery,Rocky Mountain Books,www.peakstratagem.com. ,Gerald Stehouwer accounting, Brauerie Fahr,Gripped ,CMC, SpiritWest, Ortovox, etc.


Slide Show May 27 - David Smart by CMC Mail Monster 20-May-2015
David Smart Slide Show


David Smart has recently written a book entitled "A Youth Wasted Climbing". Could there be a better climbing book title? How many can relate to that sentiment? And it was great, wasn't it? David is coming to Calgary as part of his book tour and he has agreed to come and give us a presentation at the Ironwood on May 27. He had to change his plane ticket to accommodate us, so we had better show him some good support! Dave was one of the leading Canadian climbers in the 1980s and along with Sam Cohen, started Gripped Magazine in the late 90s. Truly hope to see you there. I know it's going to be a busy couple of weeks for the club with the dinner and dance on the 29th, but it should be a great time too. Really hope to see you there!

Ironwood May 27th 7:00 PM

Andrew Brash


Nepal Fundraiser - sponsored by the CMC by CMC Mail Monster 20-May-2015
We know you've been hearing about the earthquakes in Nepal.

Many of us in the mountain community have travelled there and feel a great love for the place, and I know lots of people have daydreamed about going there...apparently the situation is dire...we've decided to go for it and run a fundraiser. We've booked the Hillhurst Sunnyside Community Centre (1320 5 Ave NW, Calgary) for May 22. We will open the doors at 6pm and can go on until 1am. The sport drinking award could also be achievable as we will have a cash bar. There will also be a silent auction (I am looking for items by the way). Laurie Skreslet will be giving a short presentation and we will have the Nepali community there as well with dancers and food. I truly hope we can make this an impressive effort and raise a huge amount of money.

Please come out, even if just to put in a short appearance, have a drink, a chat and make a donation.
The CMC has already paid $650 to this cause by renting the hall for the evening.

We are trying to also get online donations setup, but in the meantime, if you can't attend the event, we can arrange for cheques. Contact cmc.mailmonster@kgw-consultants.com and Ken will provide you with mailing instructions etc.

Thanks!


Howard Bentley 20-May-2015
I'm coming with my wallet!
CMC Annual Dinner and Dance - details by CMC Mailmonster 13-May-2015
Food! Prizes! Dancing! Awards!

55th Anniversary CMC Dinner & Dance

Attend the highlight of the year for the club and experience a massive dinner, dancing, awards ceremony, really cool door prizes, silent auction and opportunities to position yourself as the subject for a year of gossip.

Buy tickets now - time is running out!!!!!

Ticket sales are brisk and the event is filling up quickly. Sales will close on May 26th or when we reach room capacity (As of May 13 we are already at 70% capacity).

$40.00 each - dirt cheap for the only "formal" CMC event of the year. Buy via credit card or Paypal - link on the left .

Event Date: Friday, May 29th, 2015

5:30 PM Cocktails
7:00 PM Dinner
8:00 PM Awards, Dancing and Silent Auction

Danish Canadian Club 727 11 Avenue Southwest, Calgary

Bring Cash: Silent Auction, Cash Bar

Sponsors: Barry Blanchard, Mountain Guide, Chic Scott, Ironwood, Lake Louise Ski Hill, Morrow Productions, Mountains for Growth, Richmond Hill Winery, Rocky Mountain Books, etc


CMC Dinner & Dance - Sponsor - Richmond Hill Wines by CMC Mail Monster 04-May-2015
Richmond Hill Wines has come forward to sponsor the CMC Dinner & Dance. Get your tickets now online - see link on this website to 2015 Annual D&D

http://www.richmondhillwines.com





CMC Dinner & Dance - Sponsor - Ironwood by CMC Mail Monster 04-May-2015
The Ironwood Stage and Grill has signed up as a sponsor for this years dinner & dance. Tickets are available now on this website ($40.00 ea)

www.ironwoodstage.ca




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CMC Mail Monster 04-May-2015
http://www.ironwoodstage.ca
CMC Dinner & Dance by CMC Mail Monster 04-May-2015

CMC 55th Anniversary

Dinner & Dance

Tickets Now on Sale $40.00 ea

See link on the CMC web site to "2015 Annual D&D"

Friday, May 29th

Danish Canadian Club

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Chic Scott Slide Show - Jan 21 by Mail Monster 04-Jan-2015
Jan 21 - Ironwood - 7:00 PM

Chic Scott is an honorary member of the CMC, the Alpine Club of Canada and the ACMG.

In the year 2000 Chic was awarded with the Bill March Summit of Excellence Award at the Banff Mountain Film Festival.

He is one of our true mountain legends. Chic will be presenting a very personal retrospective of his own climbing and mountain career which he has never shown in public before. We are very fortunate that Chic has agreed to travel in from Banff to pay us a visit and share his stories with us. Look forward to accounts of the first winter ascent of Assiniboine, huge and epic ski traverses, climbing in the Alps, Himalaya, the Yukon, and all of the ups and downs in between. I'm hugely excited for this presentation and look forward to seeing everyone at the Ironwood on January the 21st!


As always the shows will be on Wednesdays at the Ironwood in Calgary starting at 7pm, so it is always nice to come a few minutes before the show begins to have time to grab a beer and find a seat.



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Slie Show Jan 21 - Chic Scott by CMC Mail Monster 04-Jan-2015
Wednesday January 21st 7pm start

Chic Scott
– Mountain Legend – Climber, Ski-Mountaineer and Author


Chic Scott is an honorary member of the CMC, the Alpine Club of Canada and the ACMG. In the year 2000 Chic was awarded with the Bill March Summit of Excellence Award at the Banff Mountain Film Festival. He is one of our true mountain legends. Chic will be presenting a very personal retrospective of his own climbing and mountain career which he has never shown in public before. We are very fortunate that Chic has agreed to travel in from Banff to pay us a visit and share his stories with us. Look forward to accounts of the first winter ascent of Assiniboine, huge and epic ski traverses, climbing in the Alps, Himalaya, the Yukon, and all of the ups and downs in between. I’m hugely excited for this presentation and look forward to seeing everyone at the Ironwood on January the 21st!


As always the shows will be on Wednesdays at the Ironwood in Calgary starting at 7pm, so it is always nice to come a few minutes before the show begins to have time to grab a beer and find a seat.


People are looking by CMC Mail Monster 30-Dec-2014
The stats show people are looking at the CMC Gossip page and the Photos page. Keep using 'em. Photos from the CMC 2014 Orizaba trip were added recently.

Larry Stanier Slide Show by Slap 07-Jun-2014
CMC Slideshow – June 11th
Well known and respected climber and guide
Larry Stanier
Larry has agreed to make a little room in his very busy guiding schedule and come to the Ironwood to present to us. He has been climbing for several decades and is one of the most respected climbers and mountain guides in Canada. Larry has many difficult first ascents to his credit (such as The Drip at the Centre of the Universe on Mt. Birdwood) and has climbed all over the world bagging difficult peaks such as Shivling along the way. Larry is also an incredibly nice guy. For next week Larry plans on focusing on low altitude mountaineering in places like Iceland, Sardinia and Japan. Should be a very interesting show!
This will be the last show until next fall, and I really hope to see as many people out as possible – we missed you the last time!
All best,
Slap



While somewhat flattered, the obvious choice was "NO"! by Steve Jobs 06-May-2014
Nothing personal, it is me and not you! Honestly! For Real, Dude!


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CMC Annual Dinner & Dance - 2 days to buy tickets by CMC Mailmonster 28-Apr-2014
Dinner and Dance is on May 3rd. Only 2 days left to purchase tickets.

http://www.calgarymountainclub.com/main.php?page=event&data=6



CMC Dinner & Dance by CMC Mailmonster 24-Apr-2014
http://www.calgarymountainclub.com/main.php?page=event&data=6

CMC Annual Dinner & Dance by CMC Mailmonster 24-Apr-2014
CMC Annual Dinner and Dance - May 3

Tickets available online NOW

http://www.calgarymountainclub.com/main.php?page=event&data=6





Feb 19 Slide Show - Brad Wrobleski by CMC Mail Monster 22-Jan-2014
Ironwood, usual time, more details when slap gets a moment to post them.

Margo's Presentation on Dec 18th by Laurel Ambrose 09-Dec-2013
Hello, CMCers:
Is Margo's event on the 18th exclusive for CMC members? There are a few of us based out of Canmore who are in various outdoor clubs other than the CMC who would like to attend this event at the Ironwood, but I can't seem to find information indicating whether it's a CMC-only event or not. Thanks so much for replying.

I can be reached at lapepper@shaw.ca.

Kind regards,
Laurel Ambrose


David 10-Dec-2013
It\'s a bar. A nice bar. But, it\'s a bar - you\'ll be more than welcome. Depending on variants in clientele, you might be more worried about... finger prints. Sensitive audience members might want to consider Saran Wrap.
Looking for a 1 furnished bedroom by GeoffCreighton 07-Dec-2013
I am moving to Calgary to take on a new job, and I am looking to rent a furnished condo, apt, etc. for January 1. Anyone have any leads?

Geoff Creighton
604-789-6241

Paul OBK 19-Dec-2013
Geoff, I have a spare bedroom you could rent for a couple of months, I\'m in a 2-br apt in Sunalta.
Paul O\'BK
403-681-0761


David 10-Dec-2013
Geoff,

I have a spare bedroom (occupied at the moment by a larger tree planter sort who is putting up Xmus lights to finance the rest of his winter) that might suit for a bit. It\'s smallish, but then... well... how do I say this...
Looking for a partner to share costs of a mountaineering guide Dec 3-6 by pogrom 19-Nov-2013
Hey everyone,

I'm posting this wherever I can.

I'm hiring a guide in Canmore for 3 days (Dec 3-6) to do some mountaineering.

I'm looking for someone who would be interested in joining me and share the costs (some previous experience in winter mountain tourism and some skills required).

If you're interested, please contact me at pogrom1@gmail.com

Slide Shows by Slap 25-Oct-2013
CMC Slide Show Schedule 2013-2014
Hello everyone. After being asked a few times, “where are the shows?” I’ve managed to get moving on putting a few speakers together for this season. Once again Pat will be hosting us at the Ironwood Stage and Grill in Inglewood in Calgary. All shows will begin at 7pm unless otherwise mentioned. I’m looking forward to seeing everyone again.
November – Wednesday the 13th
7pm, Ironwood, Calgary
Ian Welsted – K6 West – First Ascent.
Ian has agreed to join us for our November show fresh off of his and Raphael Slawinski’s first ascent of K6 West in Pakistan. The mountain has been on the radar of some of the world’s top climbers in the past few years and Ian and Raph made one of the landmark ascents of the year. We will be some of the first to get the story first hand. This promises to be a spectacular show. Thanks and congratulations on the climb Ian!
December – Wednesday the 18th
7pm, Ironwood, Calgary
Margo Talbot – Ice Queen
Many of you will recognize Margo’s name from the cover of Waterfall Ice (I can’t remember which edition) and very probably as the author of the climbing confession/memoir “All That Glitters”, which discusses the Rockies climbing scene in the 1990s and 2000s. Many of you probably just know her. Margot will be talking about all of these things I’m sure, not to mention a few ice climbs somewhere in there.
January – Wednesday the 15th
7pm, Ironwood, Calgary
Brandon Pullan
Editor of Gripped Magazine and eccentric mountain type person, Brandon is sure to entertain, if his award winning performances at the Night of Lies are anything to go by. I will write more later, I just wanted to let you know I hadn’t fallen off the side of the planet.
…more to follow…
Look forward to seeing everyone on November 13th!
Slap


partner aug 6-12 by Dan Hannah 04-Aug-2013
trad, sport, alpine safe and sane overseas canadian home every year to climb. trad lead 10plus, sport lead 11 plus have car and gear

Rock climbing in Banff area by Shawn Shi 18-Jun-2013
Dear CMC climbers,

My name is Shawn, I am hoping to join someone rock climbing in Banff area anytime during 7/8 - 7/13. If you will be climbing in Banff area during those days and will not mind taking me to climb for a day or two, I will really appreciate it! I am a big fan of rock climbing, but I am still a beginner (5.8). I am from New York, I am hoping to get a taste of climbing in the rockies!

I will treat you guys a beer after climbing because I have 'the skill to spell' beer!!!

Please email me if you can take me: shshi@syr.edu

Thanks very much!
Shawn

beginner climbing course? by Jodi 30-May-2013
Hi all, don't know how else to post this question, so doing it here: I'm travelling from Germany to the Kananaskis area this summer with my family and looking for an affordable 1 day climbing course for beginners (adults) that i can surprise my husband with for our anniversary. plan is to have taken a start up course for indoor climbing in germany before leaving. Am hoping to hook him on it enough to try "the real thing" in the rockies. any suggestions as to where/who to contact? all i can find online will cost about $450, way out of our range. Suggestions appreciated. Thanks!

Ollie knowles 26-Aug-2013
Sorry just realised the date of this post
Oliver knowles 26-Aug-2013
Hi, i have been climbing in the uk for 4 years and recently moved to calgary, i was at a perfect area for beginner climbers last weekend in kanaskas ( i cant spell it!) and i would be happy to take you guys ot and hopefully give your husband the climbing bug,$450 is crazy for a day of climbing, i could do it for $100

Oliver knowles

Oknowles40@googlemail.com

403 400 6044
Speedy Smith by Sue Smith 26-May-2013
Speedy died of renal cancer Thursday May 23, 2013 after a long, hard fight. He hadn't wanted a lot of fuss when he was ill and has chosen not to have a funeral.

Dinner and Dance Tickets on sale on-line by henry 15-Apr-2013
Tickets for the 2013 annual Dinner and Dance can now be purchased online here.

Renew your membership online by henry 15-Apr-2013
The Online membership renewal should be up and running again.
Please make use of this feature.

Membership List updated by henry 15-Apr-2013
Ken has sent me an updated membership list.
You can download it here.

you must log in as 'cmc' before you can access the download page.

Steve Swenson Slide Show March 20 by Slap 07-Mar-2013



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Slide Show Update by Slap 10-Feb-2013
Andy Genereux - moved to February 20th



Update by Pierre Champness 28-Dec-2012
The new gang for 2013
Pres Pierre Champness
VP Jeff Marshal
Secretary Joe McMaster
Membership Brenda
Social Directors Paula and Chris
Web Henery
Slide Show Andrew
Enviromental ex Allan
CASA Reps Howard and Eric

we will look at a get togeather in the new year to do some planning

Have a good new year to all

P

Slide Show Schedule 2012-2013 by Slap 08-Dec-2012
CMC Slide Show Season 2012-2013

Hi Everyone. I’ve managed to put together a few shows in consecutive months, so thought I would outline the upcoming slideshow season. The venue remains the Ironwood, and we’ve moved the start time to 7pm, giving us a little more breathing room.

All shows are on Wednesday nights at the Ironwood Stage and Grill and start at 7pm sharp.

Ironwood Stage and Grill
1229 9 Avenue Southeast Calgary, AB(403) 269-5581

December 19th, 2012 - Raphael SlawinskiRaph is a Rockies fixture and has now amassed an absolutely stunning volume of extremely difficult routes. He is without question one of the finest climbers in Canada and despite that is still an incredibly humble and friendly guy. He has graciously agreed to share his latest ascents with us! For some pre-reading on Raph’s resume please see http://raphaelslawinski.blogspot.ca/ and also this link http://vimeo.com/21932853 for an entertaining video of Raph on his preferred medium of Rockies choss, as well as some Dr. Evil scenes of him and his cat Dr. Bigglesworth.

January 16th, 2013 - David Dornian – Mongolia
Our very own DD will present on his trip to Mongolia last summer. David as many of you know, is the mastermind behind our old News of the World, a publication we should request him to resurrect. Dave is a very accomplished and respected climber as well as a UIAA official, intellectual and sly humourist. Maybe Brenda will even join him on stage?

February 13th, 2013 - Andy Genereux – Ghost Rock
Andy is a prolific and long-time Canadian Rockies rock climber and author of several rock guide books such as Yamnuska Rock and Ghost Rock. Andy has a truly amazing number of difficult first ascents to his name and has put together an all new show on rock climbs of the Ghost. Not to be missed. Check out his web-site here: http://www.ghostriverproductions.ca/

March 20th, 2013 – Steve Swenson – One of the true hard-core
Many of you will know the name Steve Swenson and will associate him with the absolute elite in difficult big ascents. From the second ascent of the North Face of Mt. Alberta in 1981, to the summit of K2 via the North Ridge of K2 in 1990, to the first ascent of the very difficult Saser Kangri II in 2011, Steve has been at the top level of alpinism for over 30 years. http://steveswensonsblog.blogspot.ca/ He is also past president of the American Alpine Club. We are very fortunate to have Steve coming to present to us March 20th. We would like to make this event in conjunction with CASA, as Steve was asked by them to present this year. Unfortunately for CASA we had already scooped Steve. I agreed that we would pass the hat around for CASA. More details to follow.

April 2013 TBA!
Thanks for reading and really look forward to seeing you out at the shows.

All very best,

SLAP


Andy Genereux 03-Feb-2013
The Yam
Passion,Obsession, or Addiction
A show detailing the path to chronic issues of over-climbing on the Crown Jewel of the Canadian Rockies Traditional rock climbing scene, the \"Treasure Trove\" for vertical adventure. Maybe you too have experienced some of these same issues and will join me in a group therapy session at the Ironwood Wednesday Feb. 20th, 7pm sharp.
ANdy Genereux 03-Feb-2013
Andy Genereux Slide SHow has been moved to February 20, 2013 due to a schedule change at the Ironwood.
No CMC Christmas Party this year? by Milada 07-Dec-2012


Starting the gossip by henry 02-Dec-2012
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