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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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Mt. Roraima
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Karel Hartmann

1931 - 1993

Karel Hartmann was born on June 21, 1931, in Schoonhoven, a city in the western Netherlands and attended high school there until 1950. He then started working in industries with associated chemical laboratories, first for Unilever (1950-57), then Hevea (1957-61) and finally Balamundi (1961-64) where he gained both technical and analytical experiences.

In May 1964 Karel moved to Victoria, British Columbia and started work as an assistant researcher in the Chemistry Department at the University of Victoria on June 1. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in 1969 and became a laboratory instructor with the Chemistry Department and eventually became the laboratory supervisor. He co-authored thirteen publications in his research field of ion-selective electrodes and in chemical education. He had close academic ties with the Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule (E.T.H.) Zurich, (the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology) where he worked on several of his study leaves.

Karel's passion for the outdoors began while a young man and his motto outside his office door was: "time spent climbing mountains will not be deducted from your life." He joined the Vancouver Island section of the ACC and from 1981 to 1983 was the Chairman of the section. In early 1993 Karel received the Distinguished Service Award from the Alpine Club National Executive for matters other than mountaineering, however, sadly Karel Hartmann passed away later that year on August 10 in Victoria at the age of sixty-two.

Karel traveled extensively in Europe, especially Switzerland where he climbed with friends in the Alpine Club. He loved classical music and was well known for his photography and was also at one time on a committee at the Museum of British Columbia. Karel was married twice and had one daughter and two sons from his first marriage. In 1988 while on a sabbatical in Zurich he met his future wife Rita who now lives back in Switzerland. As a lasting legacy at UVIC the Karel Hartmann Scholarship is awarded to a student in an Honours or Major Chemistry program who has devised or contributed to a concept or procedure which applies chemistry to the improvement of the health of the environment or its inhabitants.

Hartmann, Rita. Personal communication. 2007.

Wilkinson, Hank. Personal communication. 2008.

Hartmann, Karel. "Mt. Tuam." Island Bushwhacker. The Alpine Club of Canada Vancouver Island section newsletter. (December 1978) Vol. 6:6. p. 2.

Hartmann, Karel. "Mt. Whymper." Island Bushwhacker. The Alpine Club of Canada Vancouver Island section newsletter. (October 1979) Vol. 7:5. p. 9-10.

Hartmann, Karel. "2 - Footed Drive on Mt. Hooker." Island Bushwhacker. The Alpine Club of Canada Vancouver Island section newsletter. (March/April 1981) Vol. 9:2. p. 8-9.

"Karel Hartmann Receives National Club Recognition." Island Bushwhacker. The Alpine Club of Canada Vancouver Island section newsletter. (May 1993) Vol. 21:2.






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