American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

Edward Laurence Dennis, 1903-1943

  • In Memoriam
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  • Publication Year: 1944

EDWARD LAURENCE DENNIS 1903–43

Mr. Dennis, who died on May 16, 1943, was a former President of the Spokane Mountaineers. He was born in the Palouse Country of Washington, graduating from the State College in 1926. Heserved as captain in the Air Corps in 1941, being returned to inactive service because of poor health.

He came to Spokane in 1928 and was an editorial employee of the Cowles Publishing Co., from that time. For many years he wrote a weekly feature article for the sports section of the Spokesman Review, much of his material having mountaineering as its subject. His climbing was guideless, but he had made numerous ascents in the Cascades, Selkirks and Cabinet ranges. He contributed an article on Kokanee Glacier Park to the 1940 issue of this Journal.

Even with the knowledge that his time was short, Mr. Dennis chose to climb in his last summer, among other things traversing A Peak in Montana. Some of his final hospital days were occupied with the literature of high mountains.

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