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Bolton Expedition 1896
Cliffe Glacier
Clinton Wood
Comox Glacier
Comox Glacier 1922
Comox Glacier 1925
Comstock Mtn
Conuma Peak
Copper King Mine
Crown Mtn
Elkhorn 1912
Elkhorn 1949
Elkhorn 1968
Eugene Croteau
Golden Bullets
Golden Hinde 1913/14
Golden Hinde 1937
Golden Hinde 1983
Harry Winstone Tragedy
Jack Mitchell
Jim Mitchell Tragedy
John Buttle
Judges Route
Koksilah's Silver Mine
Landslide Lake
Mackenzie Range
Malaspina Peak
Mariner Mtn
Marjories Load
Matchlee Mountain
Mount McQuillan
Mt. Albert Edward
Mt. Albert Edward 1927
Mt. Albert Edward 1938
Mt. Becher
Mt. Benson 1913
Mt. Benson
Mt. Doogie Dowler
Mt. Colonel Foster
Mt. Hayes/Thistle Claim
Mt. Maxwell
Mt. Sicker
Mt. Tzouhalem
Mt. Whymper
Muqin/Brooks Peninsula
Nine Peaks
Ralph Rosseau 1947
Rosseau Chalet
Ralph Rosseau Tragedy
Rambler Peak
Red Pillar
Rex Gibson Tragedy
Sid's Cabin
Steamboat Mtn
Strathcona Park 1980's
The Misthorns
The Unwild Side
Victoria Peak
Waterloo Mountain 1865
Wheaton Hut/Marble Meadows
William DeVoe
Woss Lake
You Creek Mine
Zeballos Peak

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Sierra de los Tuxtlas
Cerro del Tepozteco
Mt. Roraima
Nevada Alpamayo
Nevada del Tolima
Nevado de Toluca
Pico Bolivar
Uluru/Ayers Rock
Volcan Purace
Volcan San Jose

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Order the book "Beyond Nootka" by Lindsay ElmsBEYOND NOOTKA:

A Historical Perspective
of Vancouver Island Mountains

Misthorn Press ISBN 0968015905

by Lindsay Elms
introduction by Sandy Briggs

Author Biography and Significant Ascents:

Lindsay Elms was born in Sydney, Australia and moved to Christchurch, New Zealand at an early age. While attending Hagley High School he joined the school tramping club and within a couple of years (1974) joined the Canterbury Mountaineering Club. For the next six years he climbed in the lesser ranges of the Southern Alps and learned the required mountaineering skills, however, as with many young antipodeans he needed to further his experience by travelling and trekking overseas: Southeast Asia, Nepal, India, Pakistan, Europe and North Africa. In 1985 he went to Antarctica where he worked for the United States Antarctic Research Program at McMurdo Sound. He spent a year and a half on the continent, which included wintering over in 1986. Several trips were then made to South America and Central America before coming to the USA and Canada. For the next eight years he worked as a Mountaineering Instructor for the Canadian Outdoor Leadership Training (COLT) program at Strathcona Park Lodge on Vancouver Island but also continued climbing in Latin America. He currently works at St. Joseph's General Hospital in Comox.

Since arriving on Vancouver Island in 1989 Elms has climbed over two hundred of the island's peaks including a twenty-four hour round trip ascent of The Golden Hinde, a four hour ascent of Elkhorn and numerous other speed ascents, however, he has also climbed many of the lesser known and rarely visited north island peaks. He maintains his fitness through running and has completed numerous marathons, three ultra-marathons and a number of endurance races and is a member of the Comox Valley Road Runners. Elms lives in Comox on Vancouver Island and Beyond Nootka is his first book after publishing numerous journal articles on both mountaineering and Vancouver Island history.


Significant Ascents by Lindsay Elms:

Vancouver Island Qualifiers (IQ):
The Golden Hinde - 2,200m 1989, 91, 92, 93, 94, 94, 95, 95, 96, 98, 05, 06
Elkhorn Mountain - 2,166m   1989, 92, 94, 05, 06, 07, 12
Victoria Peak - 2,163m   1989, 04
Mount Colonel Foster - 2,135m   1999, 06
Warden Peak - 1,969m   1996, 06
Mount Harmston - 2,009m   1994, 05
Mount Septimus - 1,941m   1995, 05
Rugged Mountain - 1,861m   1998
Nine Peaks - 1,847m   1991, 92, 95, 06  

Popocatepetl - 5,452m   1988
Citlaltepetl - 5,611m   1988 (Jamapa Glacier route)
Nevado de Toluca - 4900m   1999

Pico Bolivar - 5,007m   1994
Pico Humboldt - 4,942m   1994
Pico Bonpland - 4,936m   1994
Mount Roraima - 2,810m   1994

Volcan Purace - 4,646m   1988
Nevada del Tolima - 5,215m   1988

Cotopaxi - 5,897m   1986
Chimborazo - 6,310m   1988 (Original Whymper route)
Illiniza Norte - 5,126m   1988
Tungarahua - 5,016m   1988
Volcan Sangay - 5,230m   1988

Huascaran - 6,768m   1988 (Garganta Col route)  
Alpamayo - 5,947m   1988 (Southwest Face)  
Nevada Uros - 5,483m   1988
Nevada Ishinca - 5,546m   1988
Maparaju - 5,600m   1988 (Solo)  

Volcan San Jose - 5,850m   1987 (Solo)
Cerro Diablo - 4,210m   1987 (Solo)

Aconcagua - 6,962m   1987 (Solo attempt-failed)  

Mount Waddington - 4,017m   1994 (Southeast Chimney route)
Mount Logan - 5,959m   1996 (King's Trench route)  

Mount Rainier - 4,393m   2000 (Emmons Glacier route)  
Mount Baker - 3,285m   2001 (Coleman/Deming route)  

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