American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

The Alpine Club of Canada

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  • Publication Year: 1964

The Alpine Club of Canada. The 1963 Spring Ski Camp was held in the Tonquin Valley of Jasper National Park, with the recently completed Wates-Gibson Memorial Hut at Outpost Lake as headquarters. Skiing conditions were not of the best owing to mediocre weather conditions; however, a most enjoyable time was had by those who attended.

Summer Camp was held in the Eremite Valley near the head of Eremite Creek. The weather was very poor, but many trips were completed despite this. Camp attendance was 151 members and friends. The trail for about the first six miles from the Edith Cavell Road to the crossing of the Astoria River was quite good, but from here to Chrome Lake the trail became a quagmire because of the very wet weather. Climbs were made of Alcove, Angle, Anchorite, Outpost, Memorial, McDonnell, and Simon. Poor snow conditions prevented climbs on the higher peaks.

An expedition of club members under the leadership of Lt. Col. P. D. Baird went to the Eastern Arctic and camped in Pangnirtung Pass, Baffin Island, during the first part of August. A second ascent of difficult Mount Asgard was made, a fourth of The Queen (7000 feet), and about 20 new ascents. Of 17 days in camp, only three were non-climbing; the others were mediocre weatherwise.

W. C. Ledingham, Secretary-Treasurer

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