Monthly Archives: September 2013

Why Earth Has Life

THE HISTORY OF THE SOLAR SYSTEM First it is necessary to understand the new story of the solar system. The planets, comets, and other bodies orbiting the sun were born, some 4.5 billion years ago, from a spinning disk of … Continue reading

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KMC Hiking Camps – A History

KMC HIKING CAMP HISTORY by Ron Perrier and Muriel Walton (italics) The Kootenay Mountaineering club had been holding summer camps since 1968 (Earl Grey Pass), 1969 (Mulvey Basin), 1970 (Royal Group), 1971 (Adamants), 1972 (Mulvey) and 1973 (Gold Range). These … Continue reading

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Naming Mountains in the West Kootenay

The Kootenay Mountaineering Club has had a significant role in naming mountains in the West Kootenay. The Valhalla name apparently originated when the CPR lands superintendent, J. S. Dennis, recommended that the district be changed from Two Bit Creek to … Continue reading

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Mulvey Basin – A History

In 1963, the Valhallas were beckoning local climbers and mountaineers, especially the members of the Kootenay Mountaineering Club. Mulvey Basin, visible from the valley floor, was the center of interest, but as stated by Kim Deane in Volume I of … Continue reading

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KMC Climbing Camps

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KMC Hiking Camps

Compiled by Ron Perrier * marks camps I have attended.

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