American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

Alpine Club of Canada

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  • Publication Year: 1962

Alpine Club of Canada. The spring ski camp was held in the Little Yoho Valley, where the Club’s Stanley Mitchell Hut was used as a base. Ski conditions were very good, and as usual for this area, more persons registered for the camp than the hut could accommodate. This is one of the finest ski areas in the Rockies, where the long ski runs in dry powder snow are a thrilling experience.

The annual summer camp was held in the Goodsirs group at the head of the Ice River Valley in Yoho National Park from July 15-29, with 164 people attending. The nine-mile trail to camp was very good, with a gradual gradient and no excessive ups, downs, or rough creek beds to contend with. Unfortunately the weather was very poor, with only four really good climbing days. However, there were no flies or mosquitoes at any time, which helped in part to compensate for the wet days. Despite the poor weather everyone enjoyed himself and started planning optimistically for a dry weather camp at Maligne Lake in 1962. Peaks climbed from the camp included the North and South Towers of Goodsir, Chancellor, Vaux, Hanbury, Ennis, Martins, and Teepee. Although the weather was poor in the Goodsirs, elsewhere in the Rockies it was very good, particularly in the north, where at least 25 people successfully scaled Mount Robson.

W. C. Ledingham, Secretary-Treasurer

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