American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

The Alpine Club of Canada

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  • Publication Year: 1965

The Alpine Club of Canada. The 1964 Ski Camp was held at Maligne Lake in Jasper National Park and “Sunshine and Powder,” enchanting words to a skier, describe a very fine holiday for those who attended. Snow conditions were variable, but in general the skiing was superb with wide open slopes visible for miles. Ski trips were scheduled to Baldy Hills, Opal Hills and over Little Shovel Pass as well as trips down the lake and into other areas.

An entirely new area to the Club was the site of the 1964 summer climbing camp in the French Military Group in southeastern British Columbia. Excellent weather permitted a record number of climbs being posted, while several first ascents were made, one of which was in the Italian Group to the south of where we were camped. The rock in the area is very poor for climbing, being loose and crumbly. Ascents of Aosta, Petain, Nivelle, Foch, Joffre, Elk Glacier Peaks and several unnamed peaks were made. The campsite was on Petain Creek one-half mile from Upper Elk Lake and was one of the best sites we have ever had. Camp registration reached a total of 176, with six members from the Waseda Women’s Club of Tokyo, Japan, attending for the two weeks.

W. C. Ledingham, Secretary-Treasurer

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