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The Kootenay Mountaineering Club

A world of adventure in our own backyard

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This is the KMC Home Page, the trail head for information about our club and Kootenay mountain adventure in general.

For more information about the club visit the Club Info area. Along with membership information and what the benefits are, you'll find access to information on the Bonnington cabins, the summer hiking camps, information of scheduled trips, activities and slideshows, the archives of our newsletters and the old Kootenay Karabiner, and more. There is also a contact us page that is all about how to do just that.

The Mountain Info area has information about the Kootenay mountains, links to other outdoor clubs and organisations, pointers to good books on hiking trails in the area and other things.

The KMC Town Square is an experiment for the club. Back in the old days of the internet there would be a little image of a worker swinging a pickaxe and text saying "Under Construction". We are going to call it "a constant remodelling". The hope is to build: a gathering place, sidewalk caf├ęs, an outdoor gear sell/swap/buy table, a calendar of events, general club announcements, road and snow condition reports, some chit-chat, and a place for ..... any suggestions?

A quick overview of the Club's Winter or Summer outings are available on the schedule page. For club members, full details are available from a link to the official Google Doc on the password protected Members Only Documents page. There is also a Google Doc for non-members.

The season in progress...

  • Toward Evening RidgeToward Evening Ridge in Memory of a Friend, January 10
    Photo Phil Best
  • A crowded hutA crowded Igloo Cabin, January 3
    Photo Phil Best
  • To the summit of White QueenWhite Queen in all her whiteness, December 31
    Photo by Nadine Ebner
  • Along the ridge of White QueenAlong the White Queen Ridge, December 31
    Photo by Nadine Ebner
  • Summit of Lightning StrikeSummit of Lightning Strike, December 16
    Photo by Vicki Hart
  • Old Glory from Mt. LepsoeOld Glory, seen gleaming from Mt. Lepsoe
    Photo by Peter Oostlander
  • Ripple RidgeRipple Ridge, December 16
    Photo by Vicki Hart
  • Backcountry ski intro courseIntroduction to Backcountry Skiing on Mt. Crowe, December 13
    Photo by Peter Oostlander
  • Snow!Lepsoe Cabin trip, December 6
    Photo Peter Oostlander
  • Great ViewA bagel? Or a little nip? ...WH2O/White Queen/Humming Bird Pass, November 24
    Photo Phil Best
  • Great ViewDigital Navigation Course, November 21
    Photo caption contest: What is Terry thinking?
    Photo Dan Derby
  • Great ViewGrand views on snowshoe up Mt. Beatie, November 15
    Photo Vicki Hart
  • Old Glory DayBarely pre-ski trip to Old Glory, November 3
    Photo Phil Best