American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

The Alpine Club of Canada

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  • Publication Year: 1966

The Alpine Club of Canada. The 1965 summer camp was held at Glacier Lake in Banff National Park with 159 members and friends in attendance. This is a beautiful area with the Lyell Glacier dominating the scene to the west and Mount Murchison to the east. The trips from the main campsite at 4700 feet were very long, which required establishing a high camp at 7700 feet so that the Lyells could be climbed more readily. Excellent weather coupled with the new trail cut by the Parks Department from the Saskatchewan River Crossing to Glacier Lake and along its north shore, made the 12-mile trip to camp most enjoyable. Ascents were made of Arctomys, Division, Forbes, Lyells 1,2,3,4, and 5, F 1,2,3, and 4, Messines, Mons, and Sullivan. A smaller group climbed in Baffin Island under the leadership of P. D. Baird and were successful in making a number of first ascents. Particulars of this expedition will be recorded in the 1966 issue of the Canadian Alpine Journal. The 1965 Ski Camp was held at the Columbia Icefields in Jasper National Park.

W. C. Ledingham, Secretary-Treasurer

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