Climbers cook at glacier camp. Photo BCMC Archives 70-04.



Mount Fairweather Kitchen

The 1958 ascent of Mount Fairweather was a major combined effort of the Alpine Club of Canada and the British Columbia Mountaineering Club. A Canadian Air Force plane deposited 13 parachutes with supplies on a glacier on the flank of the 4,663 meter high mountain. The eight-man team used these to establish a base camp. The “kitchen” consisted of two tea chests with a two-burner stove and pressure cookers.

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