Trip: Equinox Trifecta Retreat – Sept 22-24

WHEN: Sept. 22 – 24 (2 nights, 2 days)

WHERE: Highlands Nordic event space, with camping on the grounds. Note: Exact directions to new location to be provided to participants.

DESCRIPTION: As the season of Southern Ontario rock climbing draws to a close with most of us finding ourselves wishing for another weekend on the rocks — why not glamp it up on the Highlands Nordic property? After a 3-year hiatus – the Equinox Trifecta Retreat is back for this 5th Annual Event!

Join us for the 5th Annual Climbing Trifecta Retreat – an event that combines outdoor climbing, daily yoga practice (TBD), camping and all meals including a fantastic catered, communal dinner on Saturday night. Bring your own beverages.

This partially programmed weekend includes:

  • Accommodations (2 nights) camping on the Highlands Nordic property (located near Metcalfe, the Swamp and Old Baldy)
  • Daily Yoga sessions (Friday evening; Saturday morning and evening; and Sunday morning) – weather permitting it takes place under the stars, possibly by a campfire
  • Snacks on Friday night
  • Catered Dinner on Saturday, breakfast on Saturday and Sunday 
  • Packable lunches and snacks for Saturday and Sunday

There will be plenty of time for climbing, getting to know/reconnect with fellow ACC members and sharing of climbing adventures past, present and future.

Note: Due to the sale of the (former) Woolner House, this event has shifted from dorm-style accommodations to a camping experience with indoor event space to be used for dining, yoga and socializing. Washrooms and showers are available within the event space. Please bring your tent and sleeping system, however no camp kitchen items are required as all meals are included. Please provide dietary restrictions in advance.

MAX. PARTICIPANTS: Space is limited to 20 participants.

COST: Participants will share the cost of camping/firewood based on the number of participants. Approximately $100 per person.

Includes: 2 nights camping and event space access, up to 4 yoga sessions (TBD), and all meals: Friday night snacks, 2 breakfasts with tea, coffee, juice, 2 packable lunches with snacks, Saturday hors d’oeuvres, dinner, and evening snacks. Payment required with sign-up.

GEAR: Helmet (mandatory), harness, climbing shoes, Climbing Rope (optional), appropriate clothing, water bottle, sunscreen and insect repellent/clothing, tent and sleeping system. Towel/toiletries should you wish to have a shower.

TRIP LEADERS: Brenda K., Bryan P., and Mylissa P. Contact ( and please include your ACC membership number when you sign up. 

Note: All participants must have a current Alpine Club Canada Toronto Section Inc. Membership

WAIVER: Please read the waiver before attending and sign a color copy of it in ink upon arrival.

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