The British Columbia Mountaineering Club, in its 66th year of operation, again sponsored a full climbing program with 42 trips attended by 562 members and prospectives, as well as a successful two week camp on Roger’s Pass in the Selkirk Mountains. Highlights of the climbing season were: the first ascent of Mount Fee in the Squamish Area by three Juniors during a scheduled club climb, as well as the success of three private expeditions by club members in the Coast Range, which totalled about 15 first ascents in the Falls River Area (South of Taseko Lakes), the Fire Spires Group (East of Garibaldi Park) and the Lillooet Icefield. The most gratifying and interesting item to report, though, is the fact that the long awaited Guide to the Coast Range of British Columbia is ready to be published. This is due mainly to the perseverance and leadership of R. R. (Dick) Culbert, who together with a group of other young club members, has devoted countless hours to the tremendous task of collecting and sorting out the climbing information and history of the Coast Mountains.
Martin Kafer, Climbing Chairman