Thunderbird Stone-Rudy ReimerFirst Recorded Ascent of Mount Seymour-Charles ChapmanEarly Vancouver’s Mountaineering Leader-Tom FylesSolving the Puzzle of Mystery Mountain-Don and Phyllis MundayI’d Love to Live Those Years All Over Again-Howard RodeNow That’s Ingenuity-Fred WilliamsThe Climber’s Guide to the Coastal Ranges-Dick CulbertAdventure Implies an Element of Risk-Glenn WoodsworthThe Avalanche and the Porridge Pot-Alice PurdeyFor the Want of a Down Jacket-Martin and Esther Kafer
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Portrait of Dick Culbert. Michael Feller photo, BCMC Archives 51-56.


The Climber’s Guide to the Coastal Ranges

Dick Culbert

It is astounding that 250 first ascents can be laid to the record of a single individual. Yet Dick Culbert’s main purpose initially in climbing in the 1960s, along with "peak bagging" was to compile and verify as much information as possible about the Coast Range mountains. His landmark "Climber's Guide to the Coastal Ranges" appeared in 1965, and has provided solid and crucial information for mountaineers ever since.

A video about one climber’s career writing and hiking in the mountains.Video 5 MB /
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