Applications for the North Face Leadership Summer Course 2019 are now being accepted

Dear Mountaineers

The North Face Leadership Course is The Alpine Club Of Canada’s flagship program for training aspiring section trip leaders. Through alpine environments and technical travel, these leadership courses emphasize the ‘human-factor’ in leader’s decision-making, applicable to ACC activities across Canada. The Toronto section can endorse up one candidate for the course. We are now accepting applications.

The summer course will be offered between August 3rd and August 10th 2019 as part of the General Mountaineering Camp. The cost of the course is $1095+tax.

For further details of the course, it’s content and requirements, please refer to the national site:

In order to give the Toronto Section Leadership and Training Committee time to review and assist with Section Endorsements and/or Section Volunteer Leader letters of reference, the deadline for application at the Toronto Section level will be March 16th, 2019.

Application Steps:
  1. Fill out the form to request section endorsement before March 16, 2019. The form may be filled out at
    Your Section Executive will send their endorsement of approved candidate’s applications directly to the national club by midnight March 22nd.
  2. Once you have received confirmation that you are being endorsed by the Toronto Section, you will have to complete the Alpine Club of Canada national level course application form ( This must be done by midnight March 22nd.
  3. Submit short letters of reference from two climbing partners who can attest to your skills and experience. One must be an ACMG guide, Camp Manager or Section Volunteer Leader. References (including name, relationship, and email address) should send their letters directly to These must be received by midnight March 22nd and will be considered by the national level club as part of your application.
Good luck! 
The Toronto Section
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