Item AAAB4139 - Eileen Desbrisay interview

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Eileen Desbrisay interview

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  • 1979-03-12 [date recorded] (Creation)

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RECORDED: Vancouver (B.C.), 1979-03-12 SUMMARY: Eileen Desbrisay was born in 1891 and she attended several early Alpine Club summer camps. Her interview describes these camps. She didn't make any climbs of great note, so the interview deals mostly with equipment, general social ambience, etc. at camps. Equipment for A.C.C. camps: ice axes. Buying equipment in Switzerland. Learning to rappel. Climbing with the CPR Swiss guides. Use of hemp ropes. Climbing techniques.

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Susan Leslie, 1979


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Reference cassette copy (T3725:0001 - 0002 only) available in container 000443-223.

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  • Copying Restriction: None.
  • Use Restriction: For private and educational use only. Not for broadcast or commercial use without permission of the B.C. Archives.
  • Copyright Status: Copyright British Columbia Archives.

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Recorded as research for "In the Western Mountains", vol. 8 no. 4 of "Sound Heritage".

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Accession number(s): T3725

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speaker: Eileen Desbrisay, interviewer: Susan Leslie

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