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The Neal M. Carter Collection - 2nd Attempt of the Tantalus Range

Neal Marshall Carter (1902-1978) was a member of the British Columbia Mountaineering Club (BCMC) from 1920-1926, before moving on to the Alpine Club of Canada. He was considered a skilled photographer, surveyor and cartographer, and is credited with creating some of the first topographical maps of Garibaldi Park and the Tantalus Range, for which he was later named a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society. While his contributions to climbing and surveying are not widely known, he is considered a person of significance within the broader mountaineering community. Mount Neal in Garibaldi Park (which he also played a key part in lobbying to expand its borders to their current size) has been named for him.


These images contained within 15 consecutive pages of "Album 3" detail Carter's second attempt to climb the Tantalus Range between Squamish and Whistler over Easter of 1924. He arranged and described the photographs, and decorated each album page by hand. The complete album is currently held by the North Vancouver Museum and Archive, and forms part of the Neal M. Carter fonds.

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