The Alpine Club of Canada - Vancouver Section

John Baldwin - A life in the Wild - ZOOM Social - Tue, Oct 27 2020

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Event Type:Social
Event Location:By Zoom - link will be sent by email to people signed up closer to the date
Date(s) & Time:Tue, Oct 27 2020  6:45 PM
Registration Cut Off: Tue, Oct 27 2020 11:00:00 AM
Event Duration:1.5 hours
Difficulty Rating:D1: Easy
Event Leader(s): Rob Szpak
Manrico Scremin
Anna Milino
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Member Cost:None

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Who's Invited: Members & Guests, All Ages Welcome
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A Life in the Wild

John Baldwin was honoured by the Alpine Club of Canada in October 2019 to be the Patron for the Guides Ball in Banff. His contributions to the mountain communities in Canada were recognized. This honour is significant on its own but of further importance since it is the first time it has been bestowed to a West Coast mountaineer.

The evening in Banff started with Chic Scott who introduced John like no other, followed by John's wife Linda Bily giving a colourful description with fun and humorous images to pay tribute to John. John gave a well delivered presentation along with visually beautiful images of the West Coast and those of us who were present were proud to witness John receiving this honour. It was also fun to see some familiar faces in the images ( with ACC people, NSR, ACMG, VOC and BCMC!)

Words from Chic Scott:

Known affectionately to his friends as the King of the Coast Range, John Baldwin has spent his life in a quest to experience the west coast wilderness. Since his teenage years he has explored the rugged Coast Mountain Range, climbing 700 peaks, many of them first ascents, and making perhaps one hundred multi-week, long-distance forays across the ice fields and along the ridges of what is one of the last true wilderness areas on earth. Shunning the easy path, John has forged his own way through some of the toughest geography on the planet. He is a mountaineer and explorer of the first order.

link here: Read the full story with a free pdf

John, along with other members of the ACC Vancouver Section, were nominated for various awards in 2019 from Alpine Club of Canada. We will be presenting these awards to the recipients.

Honorary Membership is the highest recognition The Alpine Club of Canada bestows. It is presented to individuals for a strong and sustained commitment to the Canadian mountain environment and Canadian mountaineering.
▪ John Baldwin, Vancouver Section
▪ Robert Brusse, Vancouver Section

Don Forest Service Award
For significant service to the club.
▪ Alex Wilson, Vancouver, Section
▪ Ian MacNab Vancouver Section
▪ Florian Geier, Vancouver Section
▪ Rob Szpak, Vancouver Section
▪ Karen Jensen, Vancouver Section
▪ Daniel Geddes, Vancouver Section
▪ Michael Kennedy, Vancouver Section

The Vancouver Section of the Alpine Club of Canada is honoured to host John and Linda to deliver their presentation "A Life in the Wild" to us on Tuesday Oct 27th, 2020 at 7:00pm, by Zoom or similar platform. The link will be sent by email to those signed up closer to the date.

Please join in from the comfort of your home and enjoy a fun evening bringing our community together with other ACC’ers, VOC, NSR, ACMG, and the BCMC.

Sincerely ,

Anna Milino

Chair | ACC Vancouver


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