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Outram, Sir James (1864-1924)
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Outram, Sir James (1864-1924)
Biography:
A pioneer of Canadian Rockies climbing, Anglican Minister Outram made first ascents of ten major peaks in just two seasons during 1901-2, including the ‘Matterhorn of the Rockies’, Mount Assiniboine. After education at Cambridge University and receiving his Holy Orders, Outram suffered a breakdown in his health and went to Canada. Here, he entered into his career of mountaineering. After his flying start, he continued a steady stream of significant ascents and eventually settled in Calgary, becoming an honorary member of the Alpine Club of Canada.
Standout climbs: First ascents: Mount Vaux, Mount Chancellor, Cathedral Mountain, Mount Assiniboine, Mount Bryce, Mount Columbia, Mount Forbes.
Further reading: In the heart of the Canadian Rockies, Sir James Outram (1905)
Notes:
Biographical information is kindly supplied by Colin Wells.
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2006-08-06 00:00:00
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Maxine Willett
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