Snowshoeing in bloomers. Photo BCMC 59-17.

Backpack

Garb

Geared for Grouse

Even in winter snows, a woman climbing Grouse Mountain in 1909 did not wear trousers – she wore the bloomers that normally were concealed beneath her skirt. Home-made bindings secured her feet to skis, stockings helped warm her lower legs while her boots extended above the ankle. A cap, sweater, scarf and gloves completed her ensemble.

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