American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

North America, Canada, Mount Fortitude, Selkirks

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  • Publication Year: 1957

Mount Fortitude, Selkirks. The first ascent of Mount Fortitude, a 9100-foot summit at the western border of Glacier Park, British Columbia, was made by Dr. and Mrs. Robert West August 21, 1956. This climb up the east ridge of Mount Fortitude was carried out from a camp at Flat Creek Pass, six miles south of Flat Creek Station on the Canadian Pacific Railway. From the pass, about 500 yards of alderslide were crossed to gain the grassy slopes of the east ridge of the mountain, which give way to shattered rock and finally to steep snow just below the summit. The climb presented no difficulties, and the summit was reached in five hours. Mount Fortitude provides a fine vantage point for views of the southern Selkirks and of the remote area south and east of the Albert Snowfield. Return to camp was by the same route, in three hours.

Robert West

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