Dave Quinn: Award winning author, wilderness guide, wildlife biologist and outdoor educator will be presenting The Long Uptrack: Skiing Through Kootenay Conservation Issues during the FMCBC’s AGM weekend in Castlegar

DQBio-1The Kootenay Mountaineering Club has been offering ski touring, climbing and hiking trips to its members since 1964.  On the evening of June 7, 2014, the KMC will be celebrating their 50th year with an exciting and informative presentation by Dave Quinn.  Folks will recognize Dave as CBC Radio West’s Outdoor Guy.  Join us for a riveting “evening tour of some of the major conservation issues of the Kootenay Region, as seen from the uptracks, summits, ridges, and descents of some of the area’s classic, and some not-so-classic ski traverses.  From Darkwoods to the Goat range, the Central Purcells to the Moyie Range, and the Flathead to the Central Rockies, come prepared for a feast of Kootenay wilderness, and a sense of the pressures shaping its future.”   This is a fantastic opportunity to be informed and entertained.

  • WHEN:  Saturday, June 7, 2014, 8 PM – DOORS OPEN AT 7:30
  • WHERE:  Old Castlegar Theatre, 185 Columbia Avenue, Castlegar.
  • COST: This event is co-hosted by the Federation of Mountain Clubs of British Columbia.  Entry will be free for KMC and FMCBC members, and only $5 for members of the public.  Tickets are available at the door only, so get there early.


To help KMC celebrate its 50th anniversary, Orienteering BC and the KMC are co-hosting an orienteering event at Selkirk College’s Castlegar campus. Participants start between 2:00 and 3:00 PM, with course closing at 4:30 PM. No charge for KMC members. Otherwise, purchase of a $5.00 Orienteering BC membership is the entry fee. Both a beginner and an intermediate course will be set. This is a fun way to learn how to use a map and compass and to get some exercise. Volunteers will be present to help get you started and to provide information on the Kootenay Mountaineering Club and Orienteering BC.

For more event information contact:

  • P’nina Shames, KMC Social Director (250)352-9547  p.nina@shaw.ca      RE: Dave Quinn @ Old Castlegar Theatre
  • Doug Clark, KMC President (250)365-3036    dsc49@hotmail.com  Re: Orienteering Event/KMC