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Patrick Donald Guilbride

1925 - 2006

Pat Guilbride was born in Chemainus on August 2, 1925. He attended Ladysmith High School and after graduating joined the Canadian Army, however, the war ended without him seeing action. He then began working for MacMillan Bloedel as a survey crewman with the Forestry Engineers moving up to a Divisional Engineer. In 1955 he married Elizabeth and had two children. They lived in various locations on Vancouver Island: Kelsey Bay, Port Alberni and Ucluelet while working for MacMillan Bloedel. In 1968 they moved to Squamish where he retired in 1982. Three year later they moved to West Vancouver.

Pat Guilbride's first visit to the mountains was when he was fourteen when he climbed Mount Brenton behind Nanaimo. In the early 1950's Pat went on a Victoria Section of the ACC trip led by Miles Smeeton to Mount Shuksam and was then accepted into the club. In 1954 he was on a club trip to Mount Colonel Foster reaching the Southeast Summit with Syd Watts, and Bill Lash and his son Mallory. In 1957 the VI-ACC had a trip into the Comox Glacier and Cliffe Glacier where Pat and Elizabeth, along with Syd Watts and Bill Lash climbed The Red Pillar and Argus Mountain. In 1966 he made the first ascent of Warden Peak with Peter Perfect and Kurt Pfieffer and in that same year the first recorded ascent of El Piveto Mountain with wife Elizabeth, Bob Tustin, Mike Walsh, Ray Paine, Syd Watts, and Doreen and John Cowlin. This was a combined party from the Vancouver Island section of the ACC and the Island Mountain Ramblers. In 1967 he went on the Yukon Alpine Centennial Expedition to the Steel Glacier and in 1968 made the first ascent of the MacKenzie Summit in the MacKenzie Range with Syd Watts.

Pat and Elizabeth traveled to Patagonia, New Zealand, Nepal and Ecuador. Pat Guilbride passed away in Vancouver in 2006 at the age of eighty.

Guilbride, Elizabeth. "Climbing in Strathcona Park." Canadian Alpine Journal. Vol. 37. The Alpine Club of Canada. Banff, Alberta. 1956. p. 57-60

Guilbride, Patrick D. "Victoria Section Climbs/1957." Canadian Alpine Journal. Vol. 41. The Alpine Club of Canada. Banff, Alberta. 1958. p. 76-78.

Guilbride, Patrick D. "First Ascent Warden peak." Canadian Alpine Journal. Vol. 50. The Alpine Club of Canada. Banff, Alberta. 1967. p. 55.

Guilbride, Patrick D. "El Piveto Mountain." Canadian Alpine Journal. Vol. The Alpine Club of Canada. Banff, Alberta. 1967. p. 55

Guilbride, Patrick D. "Ape Lake Climbing Camp." Canadian Alpine Journal. Vol. 57. The Alpine Club of Canada. Banff, Alberta. 1974. p. 66.

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