Formal group portrait of climbers with ice axes.


First Woman Summits

Mount Robson had not been climbed since the first ascent in 1913. The Alpine Club of Canada established a camp in 1924 so that others could attempt the summit. Only the most experienced climbers were selected. Don and Phyllis Munday, from North Vancouver, made the cut. On the Mundays’ attempt, a near tragedy occurred. Ignoring guide Conrad Kain’s instructions, one climber collapsed an ice bridge. Don Munday described the scene. Read more.

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Courtesy Royal BC Museum, BC Archives I-61760.