Tent camp on mountainside. Photo BCMC Archives 36-9.



Hermit Range Campsite

Vancouver mountaineers headed in 1921 by train to Glacier House in the Columbia Mountains for their first summer camp in the Rockies. During the second week, they moved camp to a site below the snout of the Asulkan Valley glacier near the Hermit Range. The canvas tents of the day provided decent shelter, but were heavy, bulky and difficult to transport. Small trees cut and trimmed on site provided the tent supports.

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