Who We Are
The ACC Great Plains Section is situated in the Canadian great plains and is based out of Regina, Sask. The section was started in May 2018 with the goal to expand the opportunities for adventure in the Regina and Southern Saskatchewan area.
Our section is focused on leadership and skills training so that all of our members have the skills, ability and confidence to safely venture out on their own. We know that leadership is the backbone of any great adventure and ensuring the safety of the group of members is paramount to having fun. Oh, and yes, we love to have fun!
Although we seem to be far away from everything, we are actually situated in a great spot with many prime adventures areas within an 8 hour drive:
- Canmore, AB – 875km
- Spearfish Canyon, South Dakota – 780km
- Waterton National Park – 752km
- Kananaskis Provincial Park, AB – 874km
- Devil’s Tower – 730km
- Lake of the Woods, ON – 791km
We love the Canadian Rocky Mountains but we also love variety. Keep and eye on our trips and events section to see where we are venturing to next.
Great Plains Executive
Mike is an adventurer at heart and joined the ACC in 2019. After watching his first Warren Miller film as a kid, he’s been hooked on mountain adventure and filmmaking. Originally from Calgary, Mike moved to Regina in 2007 to attain a BFA in Film Production. Every year, Mike organizes “Sled Week,” a snowmobile / backcountry ski trip near Revelstoke with his dad and a group from Saskatchewan.
Mark is a long-time skier still trying to figure out how to keep the snow out of his pants. As well as a short-time climber trying to figure out which end of the rope is the top. Mark transitioned to backcountry skiing from competitive ski racing seven years ago. He has completed several ski traverses and looks forward to attempting the Bugs to Roger Traverse in the near future if he can convince anyone to come with him!
Mike first became an Alpine Club of Canada member in 1986. His original teachers were “Trial and Error” and after some back country hiking and scrambling, he found he wanted to experience high places with experienced people. He has met and climbed with many mentors and peers. Trips have been taken to England, France, Italy, Ecuador, Nepal, United States and of course, Canada. His original passion was ice climbing, which led to rock climbing, which led to ski mountaineering, which led to Alpine climbing.
Jordan has been climbing since 1988. His passion for the outdoors resulted in him opening the Regina Climbing Centre in 2017. Since then he has been the center piece of the community and a never ending source of positivity. Jordan’s birthday goal this year is to lead Wicked Gravity.
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