Welcome to the Calgary Scrambling & Mountaineering Club!

We are a diverse, friendly and inviting group of individuals that span a wide range of ages; education; vocations; political, religious and cultural backgrounds. But we share one thing in common. Our love, nay passion, for the mountains! Calgary is our base of operations and the Canadian Rockies is our playground. By using various combinations of our feet and hands we ascend these mountain summits and ridges and are rewarded with some of the finest views and scenery on the planet.

Roy Piper started the Calgary Scramblers in August 2008. After several trips and great success Roy stepped down in January 2009 and Tom Waddell took over as the main Organizer. Over the course of the next 6 months there were a number of discussions about the need for and direction of the club. This resulted in the Calgary Scrambling & Mountaineering Club being incorporated as a non-profit club in July of 2009. 

The focus of club events is on those activities and trips whose intent is to reach a mountain ridge or summit or is about learning and developing skills needed for such attempts. These activities range from Easy Scrambles to full on Mountaineering trips and expeditions. This includes such things as scrambling, climbing (sport and trad), alpinism, ice climbing, ski touring/ascents and other general mountaineering activities. 

Our hope is (and it is something we strive for), that all people who love to climb mountains regardless of experience can feel welcome and comfortable. We also understand that much of what we have learned has been given freely by others, and in that spirit we willingly pass our knowledge and understanding along to others.

Please be aware that before participating in an event you will need to fill out the Membership form, sign a Waiver and pay the annual $20 membership fee.

Once again, welcome to this amazing group of people and I look forward to meeting you and playing in the mountains together.

Until then, have fun and play safe.

Tom Waddell

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Welcome to the Calgary Scrambling & Mountaineering Club

Recent Meetups

  • 4h ago · 6:00 PM

    Rope Rescue Practice (Crevasse, Rock, Ice)

    15 Mountain Lovers | 5.00 | 1 Photo

    I have been in conversation with the Saddletowne YMCA and they have agreed to let us use their climbing wall to practice our rope rescue techniques (crevasse, rock, ice)... Learn more
  • Yesterday · 7:00 PM

    A1 Assessment

    4 Mountain Lovers

    For those of you who still need/want to get the A1 Assessment I will be at Nosehill (64 Avenue and 14 Street NW parking lot) at 7 PM. This will take about an hour and it... Learn more
  • Yesterday · 8:00 AM

    Ski Tour - Icefields Parway

    2 Mountain Lovers

    In order to participate in a CSMC trip, you must have paid for a 2015 Membership. Cost for the membership with the CSMC is $20:00. Payment can be made online through the... Learn more
  • 3 days ago · 10:00 AM

    Prairie Mountain (all levels)

    3 Mountain Lovers | 5.00

    Route: Prairie Mountain Trail. Elevation gain: 700 Meters Km’s: 7 Estimated trip time (Car to car): 2-3 hours. There is an automatic wait list for this event To be... Learn more
  • 4 days ago · 8:30 AM

    Cox Hill Easy Winter Hike 730 m gain

    2 Mountain Lovers | 4.00 | 2 Photos

    Cox Hill is about 6 km one way and 730 m elevation gain. Expect some snow slogging and very windy conditions on ridge. 4-5 hours depending on group speed but will go at... Learn more
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Your organizer's refund policy for Calgary Scrambling & Mountaineering Club

Your organizer will refund you if:

  • Refunds will be offered at the discretion of the CSMC Executive and on a case by case basis.
Founded Aug 15, 2008

Membership dues

CAD20.00 Before first outing

This covers: Club gear, subsidize training costs, Event Organizer incentives.

Payment is accepted using:

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Your organizer will refund you if:

  • Refunds will be offered at the discretion of the CSMC Executive and on a case by case basis.

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