American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

Canada, Selkirk Range: Trout Lake Group

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  • Publication Year: 1949

Selkirk Range: Trout Lake Group. The Trout Lake Group in the sourthern Selkirks was visited in 1948 by R. Clapp, L. M. Erskine, Jr., and A. Griscom. Erskine and Griscom ascended Fays Peak (9260 ft.), the highest point on Silvercup Mountain. On the summit they found a large cairn, and were told at Trout Lake that the climb had been made in 1903 by a man named Brock. This would appear to be R. W. Brock, of the Geological Survey, whose report on the Lardeau District was published in the same year.

The route is from Ferguson Creek, up Brown Creek and along its N. branch to timberline, thence on the height of land S.E. to Fays Peak. The ascent is over scree slopes and does not require a rope. The two illustrations accompanying Howard Palmer’s article on Nettie L. Mountain (A.A.J., I, 40-44) are panoramic and show the range from Mt. Templeman to Silver Mountain.

J. M. T.

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