Expedition Yukon: 50 Years Later
Sunday, March 3 at 12:30 pm in Fernwood (N207)
February 7, 2019
GLEN CRAWFORD & CHIC SCOTT
ABOUT THE FILM
To celebrate the 1967 Centennial, the Alpine Club of Canada organized hundreds of mountaineers in what is still the world’s largest-ever alpine expedition. Thirteen mountaineering teams of four climbers apiece set out to scale 13 previously unsummitted peaks – naming them for the provinces and territories – in the stunningly beautiful Centennial Range of Yukon’s remote St. Elias Mountains. Fifty years later, groundbreaking alpinist and mountain historian Chic Scott and filmmaker Glen Crawford collaborated to document this zenith of Canadian mountaineering, interviewing 10 members of the largely forgotten Yukon Alpine Centennial Expedition, which forever put Canadian mountaineering on the world map.
Film subject Andrea Rankin in attendance.