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Big Wall Climbing: Les Grand Galets, Cap Trinite, Quebec

By Andre Fortin - Sept 2016

John Ford and Andre Fortin take on Les Grand Galets, a big wall in the beautiful Saguenay region north east of Quebec City. Read about their ascent in Les Grandes Galets

For an amazing video of their climb go to Les Grand Galets video



Birthday Ridge: 60th Anniversary of the First Ascent

By Dave Henderson - Sept 2016

September 1, 2016 marks the 60th anniversary of the historic first ascent of Birthday Ridge at Bon Echo - the first climb at Mazinaw Rock and, according to climbing author Chic Scott, the start of real rock climbing in Ontario. Read about the first ascent at Birthday Ridge 60th



The Toronto Section heads to Quebec

By Ray Rutitus and Stefan Kloppenborg - March 2016

It's hard to believe avalanche advisories and avalanche safety gear are necessary in eastern Canada. I thought it was folklore that there was a secret mountain range a day's drive from Toronto that had "full-on" backcountry skiing. The Chic Choc Mountains in the heart of the Gaspe Peninsula rise up to 1200 meters above the south shore of the St Lawrence River. Read more at Chic Chocs full story