The Mountain Guides Ball is an annual gala event of The Alpine Club of Canada (ACC) and the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides (ACMG) that brings together the mountain community to celebrate mountain culture and raise money for the ACC’s Environment Fund. And this year, Coast Mountain ski explorer, mountaineer and author John Baldwin was named Patron of the 2019 Mountain Guides Ball and will be honoured for his contribution to the mountain community.
Dirtbag: The Legend of Fred Beckey has launched on Amazon Prime and is streaming free for members!
Although wildfire activity remains low across BC due to cool conditions and rainfall (knock on wood), please continue to take all precautions to prevent human-caused wildfires.
A new report from CPAWS says the federal government must commit to much more ambitious targets to protect the country's land and water if it's to have a chance of staving off a "nature emergency."
The BC Government has released a summary of the first phase of engagement on the update to the Fort St. John Land and Resource Management Plan (LRMP). Future opportunities for public feedback will be available later on in the update process.
Volunteers needed! The Strathcona Wilderness Institute will be hosting BC Parks Accessibility Day on Aug 4th, from 10 AM to 4 PM in Paradise Meadows. If you're interested in helping out, they need folks to sherpa the TrailRider and make this day a success for participating visitors with ability problems. More details.
Some great news from the Vancouver Island Trail Association! The opening of the southern leg of the Vancouver Island Trail is a major milestone for the project. Only 140 kilometres of trail, all sitting in private land owned by two forest companies, remain to be added. When completed, the trail will stretch the length of Vancouver Island—770 kilometres from Victoria to Cape Scott!