Celebrate Island climbing history with talk

Elms has climbed over 250 of the Island's peaks including a 24-hour round trip ascent of the Golden Hinde

Join author Lindsay Elms for Above the Bush: A Century of Climbing on Vancouver Island 1912-2012 beginning at 7 p.m. on  March 20 at the Courtenay and District Museum.

This illustrated talk, based on the book of the same name, will look at the rich, and sometimes forgotten, climbing history of many important mountains on Vancouver Island.

Above the Bush was written to commemorate the centenary of the Alpine Club of Canada’s Vancouver Island Section in 2012. The book contains transcripts of journal entries, diaries and newspaper accounts of early ascents of some of the most prominent mountains on Vancouver Island.

Since arriving on Vancouver Island in 1989, Elms has climbed over 250 of the Island’s peaks including a 24-hour round trip ascent of the Golden Hinde, a four-hour ascent of Elkhorn and numerous other speed ascents, however, he has also climbed many lesser-known and rarely visited North Island peaks.

Copies of Above the Bush: A Century of Climbing on Vancouver Island 1912-2012 will be available for purchase and signing after the lecture.

Advance tickets are recommended for the March 20 talk.

The Courtenay and District Museum is located at 207 Fourth St. in downtown Courtenay. For more information, phone 250-334-0686.

— Courtenay and District Museum

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