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North America, Canada, Interior Ranges, Selkirks

Selkirks. A Geological Survey of Canada field party under the leadership of John O. Wheeler was again active in the Selkirks during the summer of 1962. During late June and early July they undertook a month-long backpacking trip from Mount Revelstoke north along the watershed past Mount Carnes to Downie Creek. A number of peaks and ridges were climbed en route, the most notable being Mount LaForme, Mount Carnes and the Carnes Tower. Later in the summer the same party made two traverses through little-known sections of the Monashee Range, northwest of Revelstoke. The first trip was from the head of Copeland Creek north past the heads of Jordan River and Frisby Creek to Big Eddy Creek. The second started from the head of Pettipiece Creek and followed a route to the northwest to the head of Oliver Creek. Lack of time precluded any ascents on these two traverses. Members of the field party, besides Wheeler, were Nick Close, Doug Craig, Randy Harrison, Ken MacKenzie, and Terry McCullough.