American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

North America, Canada, Interior Ranges, Premier Group, Cariboo Mountains

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  • Publication Year: 1962

Premier Group, Cariboo Mountains. Our party of six, Frances Chamberlin, Gertrude Smith, Dave Fisher, Wally Joyce, Gerry Neave and Roger Neave left Jasper on July 30, drove to Valemount, and then up the Canoe valley to the point where the logging road crosses the river. From this point supplies and equipment were backpacked up the valley and by the evening of August 5 a high camp was established near timberline beside the right lateral moraine of the South Canoe Glacier. The next two days were spent in making reconnaissances. On August 8 the whole party made first ascents of two peaks on the divide between the west side of S-4 Creek and the Thompson Glacier. Both these peaks are unnamed and appeared to be just under 10,000 feet. On the return to camp a second ascent was made of the most easterly summit of the Chilkst Ridge. The first ascent had been made by three members of the same party the previous summer. A more complete account of this expedition will appear in the Canadian Alpine Journal.

Roger Neave

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