Fonds whyte-181 - Al Burgess fonds

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Al Burgess fonds

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WHYTE whyte-181

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17 sound recordings : audio tape cassettes. -- 3.5 cm of textual records

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Al Burgess, b.1948, is an international mountaineer, originally based at Calgary, Alberta, Canada and now living mainly in Nepal. Burgess began climbing in 1964 in the United Kingdom and the European Alps, often with his twin brother, Adrian. After coming to Canada in 1974, Burgess climbed extensively and took part in numerous expeditions in Canada, the European Alps, South America and the Himalayas. Burgess was a member of the 1982 Canadian Mount Everest Expedition.

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Fonds consists of Al Burgess dictation files for "Everest Canada: the ultimate challenge" (by Al Burgess and Jim Palmer, published 1983), and accompanying typewritten transcripts. Recordings have titles and correspond to the organization of the book. One recording is autobiographical.

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Acquired by donation, 1993


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  • Language is English

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Record No. M64 / S48<br><br>

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