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 Rudy Reimer. Photo courtesy of Rudy Reimer.


Thunderbird Stone

Rudy Reimer

Rudy Reimer combines two favourite pursuits while researching in the high country. He enjoys mountaineering, and at the same time hunts for old sites described by his Squamish Nation elders. People today consider alpine meadows places of serenity and great locations to bivouac – few appreciate they have been campsites for thousands of years. In times past, Squamish ancestors combed the peaks for special resources like obsidian – volcanic glass to fashion into the sharpest tool blades. Rudy finds and documents the remains of ancient activities and records them as archaeological sites. Archaeological sites are protected by provincial legislation.

A video about Rudy Reimer and ancient aboriginal activities in the mountains.Video 20 MB / 4:24 min