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Portrait of Alice Purdey. Courtesy Alice Purdey.

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Avalanche!

Alice Purdey

It was 1967, Canada’s centennial year, and a team of young but experienced mountaineers attempted a memorable climb in celebration. Ascending the unclimbed north ridge of Logan, Canada’s highest mountain, they met incredible luck, both good and bad. An unexpected avalanche struck, leaving two climbers dangling. One was bleeding badly, so Alice Purdey used a new skill to save the day.

A video about an adventure, mishap and rescue.Video 19 MB / 3:56 min