Silver Rope for Leadership
"A mountaineering and ski mountaineering award for excellence in leadership and technical ability."
The Silver Rope for Leadership Award was instituted in 1933. The form of this award is the Silver Rope pin and a brass on wood plaque describing the award.
This award is presented to members in good standing with The Alpine Club of Canada (ACC) who have demonstrated technical skills and leadership abilities of a high caliber in mountaineering or ski mountaineering over a number of years. The term "mountaineering" will include activities such as technical rock or ice climbing or route-finding abilities demonstrated on National or Section organized activities. The nomination of a candidate for this award must be supported by at least two active holders of the award. Where two previous recipients are not available, the nomination must be supported by the unanimous decision of the nominee's Section Executive, represented by the Chairperson or, for an unaffiliated member, a unanimous decision of the Club's Board of Directors.
Nominations for this award are made by any ACC member in writing on this nomination form no later than December 31st of each year. The Awards Committee will evaluate and present the submitted nominations to the Board of Directors prior to the Annual General Meeting (AGM) held each spring. The successful nominees must have a favorable vote of not less than two-thirds of the voting members of the Board. Award recipients will receive their award at the spring AGM or in some other suitable manner.