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
Portrait of Tom Fyles. BCMC Archives.


Early Vancouver’s Mountaineering Leader

Tom Fyles

Every group needs leaders – Tom Fyles assumed that role for mountaineers in Vancouver. He joined the B.C. Mountaineering Club in 1912, and was its leading climber for fourteen years. For much of that time he was the club’s highly-respected trip director. A postman by trade, his seemingly shy exterior concealed a passionate, energetic climber who recorded a long list of first ascents in the local mountains.

A video about Tom Fyles, a leader of B.C.’s early mountaineers.Video 6 MB /
1:15 min