Informalex/MCR Information for Members
The Informalex is a subscription mailing list for the exchange of conditions and route information among ACMG and UIAGM members. It may contain inaccuracies and out-of-date information on conditions or route information. Use at your own risk.
The Mountain Conditions Report is also a subscription mailing list that is open to public access. Only ACMG members, however, may post to this report.
Note: if you are a non-member looking for the Public Mountain Conditions Report (MCR) please visit the ACMG's MCR page.
Mountain Conditions Report (MCR) Guidelines -
what you need to know before you post.
About Informalex What you need to know before signing up.
How to Post to the Informalex and MCR lists.
Informalex List PagesSubscribing, Checking Archives, Setting Personal Options, etc.
Contact Usemail someone who can help you with questions or comments about the Informalex/MCR
FAQ section -
Technical information on list participation, e.g. how to post,
photo specs, how to get a digested (once per day) version, etc.
Email commandsFor those of you who find using a web browser tedious and/or time-consuming.
Web Sources of Weather Information an extensive list of weather information sites on the web. Contact usEmail a moderator if you have a question or suggestion.
Mountain Conditions Report (MCR) Guidelines
The purpose of the MCR is to provide information to the public regarding mountain conditions from TRAINED, EXPERIENCED PROFESSIONALS with the intention of helping them make well-informed decisions about where and where not to ski, climb or hike.
Following are the current guidelines established by the MCR/Informalex Committee. Suggestions for additions or changes are welcome at firstname.lastname@example.org
Note: You will receive a private call from the MCR editor if your post has inappropriate content, jargon, self-promotion or story telling. The purpose of the call is to educate you about how to write better posts for the public.
About the Informalex: the World's Biggest Guides' Meeting
Who may join: You must be an ACMG or UIAGM/IFMGA guide practising in Western Canada to join (special cases may be madecontact the appropriate moderator if you have questions).
Participation: We encourage all subscribers to the Informalex to make regular contributions to the exchange. Whatever your certification, you likely have something useful to bring forward for information or discussion.
Guidelines: If you have suggestions for changes to the guidelines below, please contact the ACMG Executive director at email@example.com
Grant Statham suggests the following guidelines:
Recognizing that many guides who don't work in the winter aren't as fluent in exchanging beta, Larry Stanier offers some good advice:
Those of us who work in the ski/avalanche business get quite used to exchanging information. I just thought it would be worth throwing out some guidelines for what we are looking for to make things clear at this time, especially for those of you new to this type of exchange.
Please read through our FAQ section for information on what the Informalex is, terminology questions, and any other questions you might have about the use of the Informalex mailing list.
How to Post
A copy of your email will be sent to all list members immediately as a personal message from you (Informalex) or as a message from the MCR list with your email address removed for the purposes of privacy (MCR).
Intelligent Subject headings: In order to make organisation easier, consider using Subject: headings that include the area you climbed along with the region especially if it'a a little-know route, e.g. Holy Cross MountainHighwood Jucntion
Please read through our FAQ section for more information and suggestions on how to make good use of the Informalex.
Before participating in any of these mailing lists please familiarize yourself with the posting guidelines. You can subscribe to both the MCR and Informalex at the same time. A subscription allows you to receive and post to both mailing lists. Note: You can sign up for both Informalex regions if you wish. Once subscribed to a list, you will automatically receive messages via email.
Subscribe to either list at via the following link:
To check the Archives or for details on how to Change your Subscription, visit:
Please read through our FAQ section for information on signing up and answers to your questions about the Informalex and using the mailing list features.
If you have any questions or comments about the use of the Informalex/MCR after reading through this page and the FAQ page, you can contact one of the following people who can either respond to your concerns or direct it to the ACMG's MCR/Informalex committee.
Informalex Moderator: Tom Wolfe
Questions? Contact the Moderator