Kamloops Hiking Club is a member club of the Federation of Mountain Clubs of BC.
- Individual members of KHC are also members of FMCBC and $10 of the KHC membership fee goes to the FMCBC membership
- The mission of FMCBC is “to advocate for safe, self-propelled activities (such as hiking, mountaineering, backcountry skiing, snowshoeing, trail running and other backcountry activities) and the protection of BC’s backcountry for current and future generations to experience”
- FMCBC has 34 member clubs with about 5000 members.
- KHC secures its insurance through FMCBC, paying $7/member for the coverage. Information on the coverage can be found here.
- KHC received a grant from FMCBC to assist with the Isobel Lake Project in 2013.
- A great part of FMCBC’s activity is in advocacy. Out of meetings and shared decision-making, the 34 clubs collectively take a stance with a number of public issues concerning trails, recreational access, and conservation.
- KHC members receive access to monthly newsletters posted as links to the website. FMCBC also produces Cloudburst on a semi-annual schedule.
- KHC’s Board appoints a Director to serve on the FMCBC Board. This has been Doug Smith since the inception of the club. Doug attends FMCBC meetings through conference calls and will be attending an annual regional meeting in October.
- FMCBC’s August enewsletter.
Summer camps and backpacking continues through August and into the first half of September. A number of to-the-summit hikes are also scheduled. Many photos of these events are being posted on Facebook and a few find their way to a … Continue reading
The Mt. Robson camp went well and more camps are upcoming:
Some end of July news items: Our thanks to Katherine and Sheila for the Waterton Lake Camp. Kudos also to Doug for organizing the Downriver paddling events and Mahood Lake Camp. Our active hike leaders are the key to the … Continue reading
Mid summer news items: 20 more tracks have been added to the GPX library (visible when logged in only) Some notes on Using Tracks in your GPS In our “KHC Wish List”, we are looking for more events that are … Continue reading
With smoke throughout the province, we have to be aware of air quality, especially for longer hikes in hot weather. Hike Leaders will update their events or contact the registered participants according to conditions. We can check on air quality … Continue reading
Some short July news items: July and August events include some summit hikes; leaders schedule these routes which are only open during the summer months A few of these summit hikes are difficult routes that challenge hikers with steep routes, … Continue reading
Katherine Roberts led a group into Monashee Provincial Park for a few days of backpacking, exploration, and camaraderie (with our thanks). Backpacking season is now fully underway! … Continue reading
Paddlers launched at the end of Westsyde and finished at McArthur Island on a hot summer’s day for this third event in the Downriver Series. … Continue reading
The KHC put on its very first Bear/Cougar Awareness Session last night (June 25). A small group of inquisitive members attended the informative event, led by the Kamloops Conservation Office. The two hour lecture brought better awareness of how to identify … Continue reading