Links

The following links may assist you in planning your trip and keep abreast of conditions here in the Canadian Rockies:

Association of Canadian Mountain Guides (ACMG): Home page of the professional guides association in Canada. Learn about the profession or find other guides. Particularly useful are gear lists for various activities. Click on Technical Resources, then download the gear list you want.

Mountain Conditions Report (MCR): A public service of the ACMG. Subscribe and find out about local conditions in the Canadian Mountain Regions. You can access the MCR either through this link or the link above.

Canadian Avalanche Association (CAA): The professional association of avalanche workers in Canada. Provides the Public Avalanche Bulletins and there are links to weather and other resources.

International Federation of Mountain Guides Associations (UIAGM and IFMGA): The international body that oversees training and certification of guides worldwide. There are links and contacts to guides and conditions abroad.

Alpine Club of Canada: Hut bookings and section trips. Inexpensive accommodation in Canmore, Alberta

The Association of Bow Valley Rock Climbers (TABVAR): Access to route information and topos for climbs

Canmore Weather: Environment Canada's website for local Canmore weather

Rocky Mountain Ski Lodge: Nice local accommodation run by Swiss/Canadian guide Hans Peter Stettler. Best blues harmonica player this side of the Mississippi!

Lake O'Hara Lodge: One of the most beautiful places in the Rockies. I am usually there for several weeks most winters ski guiding and numerous times in the summer for the really scenic alpine climbing.

Boulder Adventures: My friends Mark and Sarah Yancy own and operate this fun backcountry ski chalet in the Purcell Mountains near Kimberly B.C. I have guided there many times. Great terrain; fun folks, nice atmosphere - best hot tub in the known universe!

Bear Mountaineering and the Burnie Glacier Chalet: My friend and colleague Christoph Dietzfelbinger operates this facility and a guiding service near Smithers B.C. - some of the most accessible skiing in western Canada- only 1 hour from Calgary or Vancouver! Christoph and I will collaboratively offer some ski tours at Burnie.

Cold Thistle Blog and Burns Custom Tools: The blog and website of my old friend Dane Burns. Dane and I climbed and guided together in the early 80's. Dane is still at it and as a skilled gunsmith and keen alpinist maintains his blog, re-manufactures custom ice tools and does custom work on hand guns...that is when he is not out climbing! Check it out!