American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

Alpine Club of Canada

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  • Publication Year: 1969

Alpine Club of Canada. The main summer camp for 1968 was held at Lake O’Hara in Yoho National Park, with 127 members and friends in attendance. The camp was set up in Schaeffer Meadow, adjacent to Schaeffer Lake at 7200 feet. The first few days were very wet, with fresh snow on all the surrounding peaks. However, once it did clear, the weather held till the end of camp on August 4. Eighty trips were scheduled and of course all the familiar peaks such as Victoria, Huber, Lefroy, Hungabee, Ringrose, Biddle, Schaeffer, Park and Odaray were climbed. A secondary camp for more ambitious climbers was held in the northern Selkirks, Adamant Group, using the Club’s Fairy Meadow Hut as a base. This camp had 23 members in attendance. The Vancouver Section ran a one-week camp in the Tantalus area of the Coast Range, using the Tantalus Hut at Lake Lovely Water as a base. This is a very fine area and offers excellent climbing. The 1968 Ski-Mountaineering Camp was held at the club’s Wheeler Hut in the Selkirks at Glacier, B. C. Skiing conditions were not of the best owing to the late snowfalls in this area. Full accounts of the above camps will be reported on in the 1969 Canadian Alpine Journal.

W. C. Ledingham, Club Manager

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