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Part Of
Glen Boles fonds
Scope & Content
Fonds consists of 27 limited edition prints of pen and pencil drawings by Glen Boles, 1994-2002. Content of prints include Mt. Assiniboine, Mt. Fay, Mt. Louis, Mt. Alberta, Abbot Pass & Victoria Glacier, Snowpatch Spire, Howser Spires, Mt. Finger, Three Sisters, Tower of Babel, Eisenhower Tower, Mt…
Date Range
1994-2002
Reference Code
V175
Description Level
1 / Fonds
GMD
Drawing
Part Of
Glen Boles fonds
Description Level
1 / Fonds
Fonds Number
V 175
Sous-Fonds
V 175
Accession Number
7447 (unproc)
Reference Code
V175
GMD
Drawing
Date Range
1994-2002
Physical Description
24 drawings; pen & pencil
History / Biographical
Glen Boles was born 1934 in St. Stephen, New Brunswick and moved to Calgary, Alberta in 1953. In 1957 he was persuaded to climb with co-worker and mountain guide Heinz Kahl, a native Bavarian. Heinz Kahl and English climber Brian Greenwood introduced Boles to more difficult climbing. Boles has climbed extensively in the Rockies, summiting over 400 peaks including many new routes and first ascents. He has also climbed in the Interior Ranges of British Columbia as well as the St. Elias Range of Alaska and the Alps. Boles is also an avid skier and spent 13 years on the Canadian Ski Patrol System and is a member of the Ski Friends program in Lake Louise.
Boles retired from the City of Calgary Waterworks Engineering Division in 1991 after thirty-five years employment. Boles and his wife (married in 1965) reside in Cochrane, Alberta. From his mountain experiences, Glen has developed an interest in photography, drawing and writing and has co-authored "The Climbing Guide to the Canadian Rockies-South" and "Place Names of the Canadian Alps" with Bill Putnam and Roger Laurilla.
Scope & Content
Fonds consists of 27 limited edition prints of pen and pencil drawings by Glen Boles, 1994-2002. Content of prints include Mt. Assiniboine, Mt. Fay, Mt. Louis, Mt. Alberta, Abbot Pass & Victoria Glacier, Snowpatch Spire, Howser Spires, Mt. Finger, Three Sisters, Tower of Babel, Eisenhower Tower, Mt. Stephen, Bugaboos, Bighorn Sheep, Cougar, Timber Wolf, Grizzly Bear, Mt. Robson, Berg Lake, and Yamnuska.
Name Access
Boles, Glen
Subject Access
Arts
Sports, recreation and leisure
Environment
Access Restrictions
Reproductions prohibited
Language
Language is English
Finding Aid
No finding aid
Creator
Boles, Glen
Category
Arts
Environment
Sports, recreation and leisure
Biographical Source Notes
Accession record and accompanying notes.
Title Source
Title based on contents of fonds
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