Memberships with the Alpine Club can be purchased through the national website. Membership entitles one to benefits on both a national section-based levels. If you wish to receive the benefits of membership with the Edmonton Section, then please affiliate yourself with this section when prompted to during the registration process. It is possible to affiliate yourself with more than one regional section, so don't hesitate to do so if you're having trouble deciding.
National membership opens the door for you to participate in all national-level activities. These include the popular General Mountaineering Camp, Wapta Traverses during both the summer and winter, leadership training and many other adventures. Other membership benefits include discounted rates at ACC facilities such as the Canmore Clubhouse and all the wilderness huts, and membership rates on items in the store (guidebooks, instruction manuals and the Canadian Alpine Journal). Membership also includes a subscription to the national magazine, The Gazette.
Membership in the Edmonton Section includes a subscription to the Section publication, The Breeze. The Section hosts monthly meetings with guest presenters on the third Tuesday of every month with the exception of June, July and August, and December. The June meeting is replaced with a summer BBQ, while the July and August meetings are not held as we are usually too busy climbing to sit around and talk! The section also hosts monthly Pub Nights on the first Wednesday of every month.
The section trip schedule is always filled with an ample supply of trips that cater to everyone from the absolute beginner to the more experienced climbers, skiers and hikers. During both the summer and winter seasons, there is often at least one trip happening on a given weekend - often there are more. Finally, the Section provides a leadership subsidy for those members of the section looking to improve their leadership abilities. These subsidies, along with national-level funding, provide assistance to progressing one's abilities in the mountains.