Chic Scott was born in Calgary in 1945 and is a fourth generation Albertan and a third generation Calgarian. The Scott family has been very active organizing amateur sport over the years. Charles F. Scott (Chic’s father) was Calgary Sportsman of the Year in 1971 and was elected to the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame in 1974.

Chic was very active as a golfer in his youth and represented Alberta at the Canadian Junior Golf Championship in 1961. However, in 1962 he took up mountain climbing and skiing and these two passions have dominated his life ever since. He was part of the first wave of homegrown Canadian climbers who were to earn their place in this British and European dominated sport.

The following pages illustrate some
highlights and accomplishments of his career:


Over a period of five years Chic organized and led about thirty camps, courses and adventures for The Alpine Club of Canada. These included ski camps, summer climbing camps, leadership courses, rock climbing courses, winter climbing courses and ski mountaineering courses. Of special note was the Youth Camp which Chic founded and ran for two seasons, a ski traverse of the Southern Rockies from the Columbia Icefield to Kickinghorse Pass which was successfully guided and a guided climb of Mount Logan in which all six guests (including Don Forest aged 71 years!) reached the west peak.

Over a period of four years Chic served on a number of committees for The Alpine Club of Canada including the publications committee, the camps committee, the Calgary Section climbing committee and the Lake Louise Alpine Centre marketing committee.


Served for two years as a director of Mountain Equipment Co-op. Served on the planning, finance and environment committees and organized the twentieth anniversary celebrations.


Guided the Rogers Pass to Bugaboos Ski Traverse.


Was given the President’s Award by the Alpine Club of Canada for “...devoted and exceptional service to the club far beyond ‘The Call of Duty’”.

Made an expedition to the Pantheon Range in the Coast Mountains of BC and climbed a new route on Mount Vishnu.

Was a founding member of the Bow Corridor Organization for Responsible Development (BowCORD) and served as membership secretary and treasurer for two years.


Guided, for the second time, the Southern Rockies Ski Traverse, from the Columbia Icefield to Kickinghorse Pass