American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

Mrs. Josephine Diebitsch Perry, 1863-1955

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  • Publication Year: 1956

Niut 1, Coast Range. Victor Josendal, Harvey Manning, and Robert Sipe, all from Seattle, climbed Niut I (9,082 feet) during the second week of July 1955. We reached the summit of this unclimbed peak near Lake Tatlayoko after a day and a half backpack and a long snow and rock climb. In the second half of our week’s scouting trip we drove our car over the still unfinished MacKenzie Highway across the Coast Range, down into the beautiful Bella Coola valley to the fishing village of Bella Coola. Ours was the first passenger car from outside British Columbia to drive over this road, which surely many climbers will use in the future to reach the snow-clad peaks of the Bella Coola Range, which rise majestically 8,000 feet above the valley floor. It is expected that the highway will be in fair condition for travel in 1956.

Victor Josendal

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