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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 KMC Town Square Calendar. 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.

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The season in progress...

  • Bonnington Range Seven SummitsFinal two summits (Empire and Dominion) on the East Bonnington traverse of seven peaks., September 29/30.
    Photo Peter Oostlander
  • Along the Seven SummitsAlong the Seven Summits Trail, September 13.
    Photo Chris Cowan
  • Nice Breeze on a Grassy RidgeGrassy ridge, nice breeze, Mt. Peters, September 12.
    Photo Vickie Hart
  • Approaching the summitApproaching the summit of Mt. Ferrie, September 11.
    Photo Peter Oostlander
  • Another rest on the ridgeA rest on one of the high points of the Mt. Siwash ridge, September 7.
    Photo Vickie Hart
  • Where are we?Where are we? Mt. Siwash September 7
    Photo Vickie Hart
  • Lepsoe Hut Timber FrameMt. Lepsoe cabin rising, end of August
    Photo Bob McQueen
  • Mt. John CarterOn the way down Mt. John Carter, July 8
    Photo Peter Oostlander
  • Canada Day on Mt. CrawfordJuly 1st Canada Day on Mt. Crawford
    Photo Vicki Hart
  • Early Flowers on Idaho PeakEarly Flowers on Idaho Peak, June 20
    Photo Vicki Hart
  • Lilies on Idaho PeakLilies on Idaho Peak, June 20
    Photo Phil Best
  • Idaho PeakIdaho Peak, June 20
    Photo Vicki Hart
  • Bear PawToad Mountain Bear Track, June 13Photo Phil Best
  • Summit of Mt. FaithSummit of Mt. Faith, May 23Photo Barb Hanlon
  • Peter and Vicki on Sherlock PeakSummer trips chairman Peter O and Vicki on the summit of Sherlock Peak, May 23
  • Trip Leader walking the plankTrip leader says "Come on! It's easy." April 19Photo Rob Richardson