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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 8, 1919, Lethbridge, Alberta FAMOUS ITALIAN IN LONDON-WITH THE ALPINE CLUB (1) Diaz, of Italy, ar- rives in London and is met by Sir Douglas Ilaig nnd Winston Churchill (2) The Krnj; of Spain with Beatrice arrives ab Victoria Station, London. A large number of distinguished persons welcomed him. (3) Lloyd George honored by 'Varsity Students. The 'Var- sity boys, delighted with the success of their cheer- ed the Premier ae he left their (4) Basuto Chiefs arriTe in England on board the "Brit- In the centre is Para- mount Chief Griffith thodl Moshosh. (5) The Alpine Club Camp in the Yoho Valley. (6) Neanng the Summit or Mount Marpole. (7) At the Alpine Club in the Yoho Valley. (8) Mount Marpole, near Field. 2 r> V 4 -r 1 CLIMBING THE CANADIAN ALPS The rapid advancement of mount- aineering In Canada has several conlrlbutary causes. Chief Is Ihe Increasing accessibility of regions formerly remote. Tho C. P. R. brines you to such wonderlands as Banff, Lake Louise, Yoho Park, and QU'cler which hire he- come'familiar haunts of pleisure Geeklog Canadians as well u many ot foreign rlftllon One factor thai has cierled much InClucDCC on Iho development of mounlalnccrln; In this Dominion has been and 13 the Alpine Club ot Canada, formed In 190G for Ibe jro- nioLlon o[ public Intcreal 1n nil that concerns the mountains. Althoust] tlio club bu now an active mem. Lcr.ihEp lit hundred and In the pant decide hu been the ,means or enabllnK thou- sands to enjoy to the full thin no sport, ft Is atlll less hnr tbaii It dcsofiM to be, p.n It5 alms dad methods are cer- rcsptcl: unique, or were ti ifa Club's Inception. It should be or prido to all Casidfan lover.? of the great outdoors tht this country liu Ukeu lie lead In mountaineering aa ft to aasaaV ttajs ran aa'to moi-emeulB of New WcrM counted wfllciMa. This is In intnt. MounUln'ecrijf kaa contrail vrirh the record held the glamour of rwaave the Alps, where many lives those whose lives are lost yearly, almost entirely Inactive, so that a glimpse at Inexperience or lack of Held life of the A, C. C. should Instruction. Of Interest, and more especially It li, alter all, the wnnlallecr when the climbing season Is his cralt'thst noit appeal to and tho annual caiap of 1919 Is Great Fubllc, and It may aid the quite recent of this part of the Club The Alpine Club ot Canada Is and work If we take seals on daughter of the famoiu Alpine music carpet and are whisked ot England with which 11 1s It away to of tho annual affiliated, but differs from the by preference the great organization In this Important Camp held a few weeks gard: In order to qualify for In the Tvho Val- bershlp In the ElglLrt Club, oust alrndy be ai. reaching Fkld tt Is sermi the Canadian Club to Camp, and good trail all primarily a school for way, We atari ont In mountaineers. Each season a and. cross hr hrMge the Is held for the exclusive purpose Kicking Horae River. The Inculcating the principles of wlodi back aid forth to make and snow climbing. Svlis pOMlble jrjude np the steep moun- are employed BO lhat, by their We do not strike water. ample, the best and safest Ihlnt grows apace. We are may he learned. The uncanny lhat halt an hour wll of these men Is a revelation sufflce (o rrtcli Ihe these wbo have never seen the after two hours of very rea In his native habitat; and we learn that we are now i-todom of this policy Is half-way there." For hours demonstrated In Ihe fact that, hare bmn tolltic upward throng! though (here are aow very Jo 4eoce aa to obscure al Canadians whose training In Now we stand on a bare Bills hu advanced nntll' they BO narrow la scarce roon nulle Independent Ot the trail to grip. On rlglil and there- hM never been tower great sentinels, Mounts avoidable accidental any of the latter a Club camps and even unavoidable sheer precipice of black reck, Mwnn the two li framed wot- erlaad pauorenu of eifla Ivory rags, hanging gUclerfc and foamlag waterfall ribbons. At our feet lies vast nllcy green Trill eprtice and line, and in Its heart Is set a per- ect turciuolse lake, milky hlnf- reeu snadlng Into true emerald rhere cloud shadows drift actoti Its piacld surf ce. But afternoon advances and we puch on along the rugged, sldei of Mount Field and Mount Wapta until here la the glimmer of whlto tents anoDR the trees and Camp al laat receives us. Centred la the great camprlrn, with 115 circle of aeats. la the open space beyond lae re are bell teats for the aid In other direction ttw quarters, pitched In the elusion ot the glides. Near al han< it the Bluing Tent, a hundred fee square and open on all sides to the of hejiven. contiguous are Ibe Administration and Commissary Tenti; and, last but nol least, the Ten fair hands (under the sunburn) tHa- pcnse nectar and rare ambrosia and bliculla lo ravenous returning It Is dark when Ihe catnptng ground In reached, with teats pitch- ed on" the very edge of.a huaLllBR mountain stream. By earllee-t moraine, up and on the Little Yoho Trail. We travel thirty strong, but only, ill are ascen he others bfliaiK bound for Ikelrs being a quallJ ylng climb, the accomplishment which entitles newcomers to jaembershlp. Al last Is reached Ue foot of thfl proper, where are left al- penslocka, for Is to be quered with no appliances., now cornea the climb. And cUff after cliff'la couquercd until we stand on the summit and