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Library

The Club maintains a library with an extensive collection of photographs, guide books, and periodicals on mountaineering. It is open to the use by members and details about the collection and its use can be obtained by contacting the club's library custodian, Waldemar Jonsson

Complete publications list in BCMC Library:
Library list Oct 2016 by title.pdf
Library list Oct 2016 by author.pdf

Also note that the BCMC has an extensive archive collection consisting mainly of written materials and photographs, dating since around 1905. This collection has been catalogued and organized, and photographs put into electronic format. All materials have been placed into the North Vancouver Museum and Archives, where they are available for viewing by the public. Additional information: The BCMC Archives.

Publications

The Club produces six issues per year of its Newsletter. The newsletter contains club news, trip schedules, access information, trip reports and other news. Note: club members can view the BCMC Newsletter online.

The club journal, The B.C. Mountaineer, is produced every two years and contains accounts of recent climbs, camps, expeditions, photographs and other material. The Club solicits articles of interest written by members. Note: club members can view The B.C. Mountaineer online.

Printed copies of club publications are available at the following libraries:

BC:
  • BC Institute of Technology
    3700 Willington Ave., Burnaby
  • Capilano University Library
    2055 Purcell Way, North Vancouver
  • University of BC Main Library
    1958 Main Mall, Vancouver
  • Vancouver Public Library
    350 W Georgia St., Vancouver
Elsewhere in Canada:
  • National Library of Canada
    Ottawa, Ontario
  • Alpine Club of Canada Library
    Banff, Alberta
Other Countries:
  • American Alpine Club Library
    710 10th St., Suite 15, Golden, Colorado
  • Bibliothek des Deutschen Alpenverein
    Praterinsel 5, Muenchen, Germany
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13.04.2015 19:24 (861 Days Ago) 0 comments Category: Rock Climbing  Tags: squamish chief climbing guide 
This is the third guide (sixth compilation) of routes in the Squamish area to appear since Jim Baldwin's loose-leaf compilation of late 1962. As opposed to the 21 routes in that guide and the 140 in the 1975 edition, this guide contains about 280 routes. To some de...
08.04.2015 21:17 (866 Days Ago) 0 comments Category: Hiking  Tags: exploring the stein river valley 

Hiking Guide for the Stein River Valley (1979)

Five Copies in B.C.M.C. Library

08.04.2015 21:04 (866 Days Ago) 0 comments Category: Hiking  Tags: mount rainier hiking 
This full-color first edition commemorates Mount Rainier National Park's 100th anniversary. From the short Paradise flower trails of Alta Vista and Nisqually Vista to the nine-mile grunt up to the summit base camp at Camp Muir to the epic 93-mile Wonderland Trail t...
08.04.2015 20:52 (866 Days Ago) 0 comments Category: Hiking  Tags: 103 hikes second edition 

This is the Second edition (1980) of the 103 Hikes in Southwestern British Columbia

No Copies in B.C.M.C. Library

One Copy in B.C.M.C. Archives

07.04.2015 15:14 (867 Days Ago) 0 comments Category: Hiking  Tags: 103 hikes third edition 

This is the third edition of 103 Hikes in Southwestern British Columbia

3 Copies in the B.C.M.C. Library

07.04.2015 15:07 (867 Days Ago) 0 comments Category: Hiking  Tags: 109 walks 

This is the third edition of 109 Walks in British Columbia's Lower Mainland.

07.04.2015 14:46 (867 Days Ago) 0 comments Category: Hiking  Tags: hiking guides 

This is the first edition (1973) of the 103 Hikes in Southwestern British Columbia

2 Copies are in the B.C.M.C. Library

01.04.2015 13:11 (873 Days Ago) 0 comments Category: Mountaineering  Tags: classic climbing guide 
CULBERT, Dick - A CLIMBER’S GUIDE TO THE COASTAL RANGES OF BRITISH COLUMBIA Alpine Club of Canada, nd (1965) First Edition. Now considered a Classic, this guide covers the area between the International Border to Nass River [the Waddington Range]. 312 pages. B&...
01.04.2015 12:48 (873 Days Ago) 0 comments Category: Mountaineering  Tags: alpine guide to southwestern british columbia 

An Early Classic Comprehensive Climbing Guide for Southwestern British Columbia

Three Copies held in B.C.M.C Library

Donated to Library by Martin E. Kafer in October 2002

01.04.2015 12:31 (873 Days Ago) 0 comments Category: Mountaineering  Tags: climbing guide 
The definitive guide to hundreds of trails and peaks in the scenic mountains in mainland southwestern British Columbia and on Vancouver Island. Three Copies held in B.C.M.C. Library...
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