Climbers with tent camping on rocky ledge.


Centennial Adventure

Eight mountaineers scaled the peak of Mount Fairweather in 1958 to mark the British Columbia centennial. A plane dropped 13 parachutes with supplies on a glacier on the lower mountain. Shifting the supplies away from soft snow and ice to a base camp 250 meters higher took three round trips. Then the team hauled 20-kilo packs up to “high camp” at 2,700 meters, where a ledge 4.5 meters wide scarcely provided room for two tents.

BCMC 70-1.