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Alex McCoubrey fonds

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Alex McCoubrey fonds
Scope & Content
Fonds consists of untitled manuscript by Alex McCoubrey includes excerpts and elaborations of his mountaineering diaries, 1927-1953. Pertains to early climbing experiences with his father, 1927; climbing trips with various companions, 1932-1938; descriptions of ski and ski mountaineering trips an…
Date Range
[ca.1953]-1957
Reference Code
M140
Description Level
1 / Fonds
GMD
Textual record
Private record
Part Of
Alex McCoubrey fonds
Description Level
1 / Fonds
Fonds Number
M 140
Sous-Fonds
M140
Accession Number
6331
Reference Code
M140
GMD
Textual record
Private record
Date Range
[ca.1953]-1957
Physical Description
4 cm of textual records
History / Biographical
Alex McCoubrey, b.ca.1916, of Winnipeg, Manitoba was introduced to mountaineering in the Canadian Rockies at the age of eleven by his father, A. A. McCoubrey. Alex McCoubrey was also involved in early ski mountaineering, making his first trip at the age of seventeen.
Scope & Content
Fonds consists of untitled manuscript by Alex McCoubrey includes excerpts and elaborations of his mountaineering diaries, 1927-1953. Pertains to early climbing experiences with his father, 1927; climbing trips with various companions, 1932-1938; descriptions of ski and ski mountaineering trips and first ascent of Mount Field, 1934-1938; 1942 season of climbing; ACC ski camps, 1943; ACC summer camps, 1952-1953; account of being lost near Mount Brown, 1953. Provides detailed accounts of travels, climbs, friends and acquaintances, particularly Grahame Cairns, Norman H. Brewster, Ken Jones; also Margaret Fleming, Bob Hind, Roger Neave and Rex Gibson. Geographic areas discussed include: Lake O'Hara, Lake Louise, Yoho, Glacier, Skoki, Jasper and Vancouver Island areas.
Name Access
McCoubrey, Alex
Subject Access
Exploration, discovery and travel
Family and personal life
Sports, recreation and leisure
Access Restrictions
No restrictions on access
Copyright, privacy, commercial use and other restrictions may apply
Language
Language is English
Creator
McCoubrey, Alex
Category
Exploration, discovery and travel
Family and personal life
Sports, recreation and leisure
Biographical Source Notes
Alex MCoubrey was still alive as of summer 2001
Title Source
Title based on accession record
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