4.5 cm of texual material (32 pages ; 33.2 x 29.2 cm)
History / Biographical
The Alpine Club of Canada, the national mountaineering club, was founded in 1906 by A. O. Wheeler and other like-minded climbers. The club espoused scientific study and exploration, cultivation of art, public education, acquisition of climbing skills, and preservation of natural areas within the mountainous regions of Canada. Through a national executive, local sections and volunteer committees, the club provided climbing camps, clubhouse, huts, and publications, including the Canadian Alpine Journal. ACC expeditions and projects resulted in pioneer exploration, first ascents, and included mountain warfare training during the Second World War. In recent years, the club's membership has increased dramatically with the popularity of climbing and its programs have evolved to serve the needs of unguided climbers using sophisticated technical aids.
Scope & Content
Includes ACC history and Canadian Rockies.
There is an annotation on the first page that describes the scrapbook as being created by S.H. Mitchell, a club secretary, and pertaining to the clubs early years.
Scrapbook contains 5 inserts, the first being an envelope with newspaper clippings, and the other 4 being identical copies of The Alpine Herald from November 1907. The inserts can be found on page 1, 27, 189, 219, and 265.