Alpine Club Of Canada - Thunder Bay Section
Events Calendar
ACC Members Only: Scheduled events are for MEMBERS ONLY who have completed the waiver form (must be signed by parent or guardian if under 18) and met the trip leader’s requirements. You can join online at www.acctbay.ca or by filling out a membership form, and paying in full, when you sign up or show up for the event.

Sign Up Early: Call early to be listed if participating (no later than the Wed. before a weekend event, before 9 p.m. – or much earlier for popular events like our Women’s Clinics) or if you are willing help lead the trip. Member participation in section events is at the discretion of trip leaders and members must meet trip leaders’ requirements.

Difficulty Levels:
  • Beginner – means you have no or next to no experience with climbing, and have no gear or knowledge of basic safety techniques and procedures. All technical equipment (helmets, harnesses, ice tools, etc.), except shoes/boots, is provided on beginner outings, and the emphasis is on learning and having lots of fun. You just need to bring enthusiasm and a safe attitude.
  • Intermediate – means you have your own basic technical gear (helmet, harness, belay/rappel devices, shoes/boots, tools/crampons), as well as basic self-sufficiency skills (belaying a toprope or lead climber, rappelling safely with a back-up). You are willing to be a first-class second – help set up and tear down climbs and hump gear, and assist trip leaders where possible.
  • Advanced – means you are proficient with most basic/intermediate climbing skills, have all your own gear, and are okay with assuming responsibility for yourself and other event participants. You should plan to sign up for advanced events with your partner, and be prepared to do your fair share of work to make the event happen.
Note: Events may not run due to poor weather, or lack of participants or volunteer leaders. For event details, contact Frank at 577-7950.
03-Dec-2017
Orient Bay Ice Recce - Intermediate

 Recent reports posted on FB suggest Orient Bay area ice is shaping up, so we'll do a recce of the corridor. You must have your own basic ice gear and be self sufficient in its use. Club ropes will be available with climbing challenges directly related to who signs up. Only members on the sign-up list will be contacted with details. If you have any trouble signing up or have questions, please contact me asap.

Frank –  fpianka@hotmail.com 

H 807 577-7950

C 807 627-2933

 
17-Dec-2017
OPEN Ice Climbing
"Open" Ice climbing for all section members. Location and logistics will depend on who signs up and what they are looking for, so please indicate same when you sign up. Those on the list will be contacted. Please let me know if you have any problems signing up or questions. Frank fpianka@hotmail.com
 
07-Jan-2018
OPEN Ice Climbing

 "Open" Ice climbing for all section members - beginners welcome! Location and logistics will be determined and details about staging, gear, waivers, etc will be emailed to those on the list. Please let me know if you have any problems signing up or questions.

Frank fpianka@hotmail.com

 
21-Jan-2018
OPEN Ice Climbing

OPEN Level Ice Climbing for members of TBay ACC Section.

All members and New members welcome... as always!
Location TBA depending on weather and participants.

Boot & Crampon rentals are available from Wilderness Supply.
Please reserve your Boots early and fit your crampons in the warmth of the indoors prior to event.
NO Pet event. Ice Climbing areas are NOT safe for unsuspecting pets!

Axes and full climbing routes will be setup for participants to enjoy.
A favorable location will be selected closer to the event date and those signed up will be informed with complete details.

 
Sign up on-line at www.acctbay.ca 
Otherwise email Frank at fpianka@hotmail.com or phone 577-7950.

 

 

 

 
28-Jan-2018
Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour

 Sunday, January 28 – Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour

The annual festival is back at the Community Auditorium with world class films celebrating the spirit of adventure and the mountain theme. Symposium and displays at 6:00 pm, films at 7:00 pm. Door prizes! Tickets (make a great Christmas gift) available now at the auditorium box office, Ticket Express (684-4444) or online from the TBCA site, http://www.tbca.com while they last. 

$15 (plus ticket handling fee). 

Info Frank, fpianka@hotmail.com 

H 807 577-7950

C 807 627-2933
 
11-Feb-2018
OPen Ice Climbing - OB or Kama
The forecast is looking somewhat promising for this weekend. If you're interested in climbing this Sunday, please complete the Google Form link below and sign-up on-line at www.acctbay.ca. We're piloting the 'Form' sign-up option for this event, so please oblige us by going through the Two-Step Process this time. https://drive.google.com/open… We will advise those who have signed up by Friday evening if this Event will proceed. Of course weather is always a factor to make sure all participants have an enjoyable experience. A location will be determined depending on number of attendees and weather forecast. If you need to borrow or rent gear, PLEASE RESERVE IT ASAP. Any questions... contact Frank at fpianka@hotmail.com or call 807 577-7950
 
25-Feb-2018
Festiv'Ice - OPEN ice climbing

Please sign up for Festiv'Ice here after you have used the Google Form link to provide details:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdKSlxqDXXK99cYrKOsWw6K5odequ7wMTIVQpG7o_2XjQcsdw/viewform

Open to all ACC-TBay members of all levels, but this is not a "Beginner Clinic."
Event location TBA - depending on weather and number of participants.  
If you require gear (harness, helmet, or axes), please indicate that in the note section of the Google Form link sign-up.
You will require boots & crampons, rentals are available from Wilderness Supply (WS).
Indicate to WS that you are renting for an Alpine Club Event.
In case of cancellation due to cold or poor weather conditions, watch your email for information.
Those members on the sign-up list will be contacted with full details 24-48hrs prior to the event. You will be asked to confirm by email if you are attending.
Please leave your pets at home. 

We will provide "eats" on site, to members, at no charge!

For more information: call Frank, 807 577-7950   

 
11-Mar-2018
Last Chance OPEN Ice Climbing

 The forecast continues to look very promising for this weekend.

If you're interested in climbing this Sunday, please sign up below AND complete the Google Form link 

https://drive.google.com/open…

We will advise those ACC Section Members who have signed up by Friday evening of the complete details for this Event. Please submit your final RSVP by that time. Of course weather is always a factor to make sure all participants have an enjoyable experience. 

This is our last Open Level Ice Climbing Event for the season! If you would like to contribute in any way, please complete details on the Form. 

A location will be determined depending on number of attendees and weather forecast. 
This is a No Pets event.

If you need to borrow or rent gear, PLEASE RESERVE IT ASAP. 

Any questions... contact Frank at fpianka@hotmail.com.

 
14-Apr-2018
LAST "Last Chance Ice Climb"

The forecast continues to look very promising for ice climbing into this weekend.
This year's spring climbing conditions have continued to be very good and we thought we'd run one more 'Last Event'.

If you're interested in ice climbing this Saturday OR Sunday, please complete the Google Form link below and sign-up on-line below
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdBqg-uZq-dAbq3Z2MeGIqZgpCAsNtG5eYURpuAuUDqqwS2EA/viewform?usp=pp_url&entry.877086558&entry.1498135098&entry.2606285&entry.1318991779&entry.645909999&entry.791664600

Members are expected to have all their own basic safety gear, boots and crampons. Axes can be provided if required. 

Those ACC Section Members who have signed up by Friday noon will be advised of the complete details for this Event by Friday evening. Of course weather is always a factor to make sure all participants have an enjoyable experience.  

This will be our absolute last Ice Climbing Event for the season! If you would like to contribute in any way, please complete details on the Form.  

A location will be determined depending on number of attendees and weather forecast. 

This is a No Pets event.

If you need to borrow or rent gear any personal gear, PLEASE RESERVE IT ASAP. Only Club Ice Axes will be made available to borrow for this event.

Any questions... contact Frank at fpianka@hotmail.com.

 
15-Apr-2018
LAST "Last Chance Ice Climb"

 See April 14 post.

 
12-May-2018
Annual Bluffs Clean Uo

 A week later than usual so Spring has a chance to get started! 10 am - noon. Meet in the Bluffs parking lot. Our annual clean-up at the Scenic Bluffs will start at 10 am and will concentrate on the trails and rock route areas so bring a pair of gloves and any clean up tools you have. Help show our stewardsahip of an important "vertical resource" in our city. Garbage bags will be provided. Please sign up online so we know how many to expect. Prizes!

 
15-May-2018
Tuesday Night Open Climbing

  "Tuesday night Open Climbing at the Scenic Bluffs" is a great way to get started, meet new partners, help other members, and build your skill set. A limited number of harnesses and helmets are available, so try to come prepared with the basics - harness, helmet, shoes, pack, bug spray, hydration, appropriate clothing layers . . . We have everything else.

From 5:00 to just before dark • new beginner members welcome • (some) club gear available • learn basic self sufficiency skills and anchor set ups • you MUST be a member to participate and have signed the waiver (parent or legal guardian if under 18)

Call Frank for info 577-7950 

No need to sign up - just show up! 

 
22-May-2018
Tuesday Night Open Climbing

  "Tuesday night Open Climbing at the Scenic Bluffs" is a great way to get started, meet new partners, help other members, and build your skill set. A limited number of harnesses and helmets are available, so try to come prepared with the basics - harness, helmet, shoes, pack, bug spray, hydration, appropriate clothing layers . . . We have everything else.

From 5:00 to just before dark • new beginner members welcome • (some) club gear available • learn basic self sufficiency skills and anchor set ups • you MUST be a member to participate and have signed the waiver (parent or legal guardian if under 18)

Call Frank for info 577-7950 

No need to sign up - just show up! 

 
29-May-2018
Tuesday Night Open Climbing

  "Tuesday night Open Climbing at the Scenic Bluffs" is a great way to get started, meet new partners, help other members, and build your skill set. A limited number of harnesses and helmets are available, so try to come prepared with the basics - harness, helmet, shoes, pack, bug spray, hydration, appropriate clothing layers . . . We have everything else.

From 5:00 to just before dark • new beginner members welcome • (some) club gear available • learn basic self sufficiency skills and anchor set ups • you MUST be a member to participate and have signed the waiver (parent or legal guardian if under 18)

Call Frank for info 577-7950 

No need to sign up - just show up!