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 $25 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.
Welcome to the Calgary Scrambling & Mountaineering Club
Yesterday · 7:00 PM
CSMC Pub Night
Come have a brew or two. Connect with like minded mountain people. Share stories and plan adventures.
All are welcome. You don't need to be a paid member or complete a... Learn more
Yesterday · 5:00 PM
Kick starting the after work scrambling (aka bush walking w/ headlamp)
Horton Hill Summit
Leave Calgary at 5:00pm and drive 87km (from Shouldice)) to "trailhead" (Lusk Creek) by 6pm.
Alex, Bert and I have already started hill walking after... Learn more
2 days ago · 7:00 PM
Snow and ice Training
Fish Creek Ice is shown above. Cramponing photo from
The ice is holding up well. No... Learn more
3 days ago · 5:00 PM
Climbing at Chinook - CCC. (last minute)
***It is extremely important to read the following information carefully and prepare accordingly. It is the responsibility of the participant to check for any updates,... Learn more
4 days ago · 8:30 AM
Yes, another Baldy trip! It seems like a good option for some moderate early season scrambling.
Mt Baldy is mostly a steep hike but involves a few places of moderate... Learn more