Item is-jas-70350 - [Bennett Party Expedition] : [Skier, Jasper National Park]

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[Bennett Party Expedition] : [Skier, Jasper National Park]

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1 negative : sepia ; 15 x 9 cm

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Photograph of a skier looking back towards an unidentified mountain. The photograph was taken on one of the trips to the Columbia Icefields made by the Bennett party during the early thirties. The skier is unidentified. All of the images included in the Bennett Party expedition were taken between 1930 and 1932. One trip included Alfred Lindlay; Erling Strom; Russell Bennett; Henry Kingman; Richard Gale and Doug Jeffery and occurred after the Banff - Jasper ski trip. The other trip with Bennett was in 1932 and included Henry Kingman; Russell Bennett; Richard Gale; Alfred Lindlay; Erling Strom; and Cliff White. Included with the series are the following notes typed by Weiss:;[1] Russel [sic] [Russell] Bennett, ALfred Lindley [sic] [Lindlay], Richard Gale / at the Bald Hills, Maligne Lake, Jasper Park / enjoy the beautiful view obtained at the Bald / Hills, Maligne Lake - Jasper Park, first ski - / party from the U.S.A. ever to visit Jasper / park in winter. The party was under guidance / of J.A. Weiss. A year later, the party made an / atempt [sic] [attempt] to ski to the Columbia Icefields, got as / far as Camp Parker, turned back, due to bad / storms, they found snow conditions excellent. [2]Erling Strom & Richard Gale / 1932 On Coronet Glacier climb, maligne [sic] Lake / district seen from summit of Coronet / Glacier. First party from U.S.A. erver [sic] [ever] / to take an extended trip in the Canadian / Rockies. Members of the party: Henry S. / Kingman, Rusell [sic] [Russell] Bennett, Richard Gale, / Alfred lindley [sic] [Lindlay], all from Minneapolis & / Erling Strom from New York and J. A. / Weiss as Guide [sic]. Today in 1981 Negatives [sic] of the trip are still in good conditions [sic] / in the hands of their guide, J. A. Weisz [sic] [Weiss];[3] 2 Negatives [sic] with Minneapolis Ski / Party, Members Kingman, Bennett, Lindly [sic] [Lindlay] / Gale, and Erling Strom / Made it as far as Parker Ridge and to the / Base of Saskatchewan Glacier, time did not / permit exploration;[4] Coronet Creek and Coronet Glacier, / South of Maligne Lake with first Ski / Party from outside of Jasper ever to / ski in Jasper Park. Ski Route: Jasper / Medicine Lake, Maligne Lake, South end / Maligne Lake, up Coronet Creek to Coronet / Glacier, traverse Glacier, ski down the / South part of the Glacier proceed over / Brazeau Lake to wardens [sic] [warden's] cabin, after a / days rest proceed to the base of Sask. Gl. / returned to Jasper via Pobokta [sic] Pobokton] pass / Maligne Lake, Maligne Canyon. / Members of the Party from right to left / Alfred Lindley [sic] [Lindlay], Erling Strom, Russell [sic] [Russell] / Bennett, Henry Kingman , Richard Gale / Doug Jeffery asst. Guide / 1932;Russell Bennett was a millionaire American who had developed the Mesabi iron ore deposits in Minnesota who skied with Weiss between 1930 and 1932 [citation note: Scott, Chic. Powder Pioneers. Surrey, BC: Rocky Mountain Books, 2005.]<br><br>

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