MP-0000.158.114 | Mountain climbing, Canadian Rockies, about 1923

 
Photograph, glass lantern slide
Mountain climbing, Canadian Rockies, about 1923
Anonyme - Anonymous
About 1923, 20th century
Silver salts and transparent ink on glass - Gelatin dry plate process
8 x 10 cm
Gift of Mr. Stanley G. Triggs
MP-0000.158.114
© McCord Museum
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"Mountain Climbing: An active Alpine Club, with 500 members and headquarters at Banff, holds a camp each year in the Canadian Rockies, and welcomes those who have the ambition to climb a peak at least 10,000 feet high. There is plenty of choice, for, according to a list recently completed from Government measurements, there are 144 peaks over 10,000 feet, of which 41 are over 11,000 feet. The Canadian Pacific has a number of experienced Swiss guides attached to its mountain hotels. These guides were originally imported from Europe, but now have a picturesque little colony of their own near Golden, B.C."

Excerpt from "ACROSS CANADA BY C. P. R.", Section 5--The Canadian Rockies; booklet, McGill University Illustrated Lectures, 1928.