American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

Selkirk Range of British Columbia, Glacial Retreat

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  • Publication Year: 1942

Selkirk Range of British Columbia

Glacial Retreat. The change in ice and snow conditions parallels that in the Rockies, and the hot summer of 1941 is accelerating this in all areas. It is especially noticeable in the vicinity of Glacier, where the Asulkan tongue has gone back greatly. The snow routes on the Asulkan group are now, in many instances, impossible. On the opposite side, only a strip of the Illecillewaet ice now appears over the crest. Sir Donald was climbed from a high camp at Perley Rock, where a direct ascent was made to gain the right extremity of the bench glacier, thereby avoiding a crevasse maze encountered in the old route.

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