The Mountaineers film collection, circa 1927-1976  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Collector
Mountaineers (Society)
Title
The Mountaineers film collection
Dates
circa 1927-1976 (inclusive)
Quantity
123 reels (46, 299 feet) including both silent/sound, and color/black and white in 8mm, Super 8mm, 16mm, 35mm formats
Collection Number
PH1047
Summary
Films taken by members of The Mountaineers, an outdoor recreation club founded in Seattle, Washington in 1906, documenting summer outings, trail trips, climbing and safety techniques, and performances of the Mountaineers Players
Repository
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
Box 352900
Seattle, WA
98195-2900
Telephone: 206-543-1929
Fax: 206-543-1931
speccoll@uw.edu
Access Restrictions

Viewing copies are available for public use.

The original reels and duplicating masters are not accessible due to preservation concerns.

Languages
English
Sponsor
Funding for encoding this finding aid was partially provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Mountaineers Foundation and the Mountain Rescue Council


Historical BackgroundReturn to Top

The Mountaineers, an outdoor recreation, education, and conservation organization based in Seattle, Washington, was formed in 1906 to explore the wild areas and mountains surrounding the Puget Sound region. Early activities consisted of hiking, climbing, skiing, snowshoeing and stage productions by the Mountaineers Players. Today, the club offers even more in the way of activities including bicycling, photography, kayaking, sailing, international trips and environmental education classes. The Mountaineers work to ensure that wilderness areas are preserved and protected through the actions of their Conservation, Recreation Resources and Stewardship divisions. Volunteer members track issues, mobilize members, do trail maintenance, work with coalitions, and lobby local and national legislators. The club's mission is to enrich the community by helping people explore, conserve, learn about and enjoy the lands and waters of the Pacific Northwest.

From the founding of the club until 1980, the highlight of the year was the annual summer outing. These generally were for two or three weeks and involved climbs, both major and minor, as well as hikes. Summer outings were attended by as many as 100 Mountaineers in some years. On most trips, pack trains carried equipment while Mountaineers members traveled on foot, however a few summer outings were conducted in motor vehicle caravans. Early outings were at various locations throughout the Olympic and Cascade Mountains. As time went on, the trips ranged further afield into the American and Canadian Rockies, Sierra Nevadas, and various national parks of the western United States. The summer outings were discontinued in 1981 when the damage to wilderness areas from large groups of campers was no longer considered sustainable.

In addition to lengthy Summer Outings, The Mountaineers also organized regular trail trips, or day hikes, for members in the Cascade and Olympic Mountains, Puget Sound, and coastal areas.

The Mountaineers Players grew out of "dramatic diversions" performed around the campfire at the club's Rhododendron Preserve on the Kitsap Peninsula. On June 17, 1923 the Mountaineers' first formal production, Robin of Sherwood took place. Mabel Furry, an active Mountaineer member, persuaded the group to take acting classes with Lois Sandall, who served as the Mountaineers Players director from 1924 through 1936 and again from 1941 through 1950. The Mountaineers built an outdoor theater on a level spot on their property near Chico Creek, Washington. The Forest Theater opened on June 6, 1926 with a production of Rainald and the Red Wolf and has remained one of the oldest active outdoor theaters in the country.

Realizing the critical importance of mountain safety, the club created a climbing course in 1935, led by the noted conservationist and outdoorsman, Wolf Bauer. Bauer, born in the Bavarian Alps, introduced climbing techniques not generally known in the United States. Mountaineers instructors included Lloyd and Mary Anderson, Jack Hossack, and Philip and Agnes Dickert. The climbing structure Monitor Rock, now called Schurman Rock, was built by the Mountaineers at Seattle's Camp Long in 1939 as a way to help train the public in proper climbing techniques before heading off to the mountains. The club also produced the climbing textbook Mountaineering: The Freedom of the Hills in 1960, which is still considered the standard textbook of mountaineering. The Seattle Mountain Rescue and Safety Council, later renamed the Mountain Rescue Council, was founded by Mountaineers members Ome Daiber, Otto Trott, and Wolf Bauer. This voluntary group established search and rescue procedures and training classes that became the model for other such programs throughout the country. The group was involved with the production of several instructional films illustrating climbing, search and rescue, and safety techniques, some produced by Bob and Ira Spring, notably This is Self Arrest , narrated by climber, Jim Whittaker.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Films created by the Mountaineers related to mountaineering in the West. These films were produced between 1927 and 1975 in Washington State, Montana, Wyoming, California, Idaho and Canada by members of the organization. The collection contains amateur and professional films documenting climbs and expeditions, recreational and social activities, the development of mountain rescue techniques, and the performances by The Mountaineers Players at their outdoor theater.

Other Descriptive InformationReturn to Top

Titles of films are italicized when they are used as a title in the film. Unitalicized titles have been derived from notes on film cans, the film leaders, or as descriptions of film content.

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Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

 

SUMMER OUTINGSReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
viewcopy item
VC211 1-3
  The Twenty First Annual Outing of the Mountaineers July 23rd to August 7th 1927: Mt. Robson And Jasper Park Canada; A Journey of 650 Miles by Rail
Trip to Mt. Robson and Jasper National Park in Canada. Hikers, including Edmond S. Meany and his son Ned Meany, travel from the Denison and Brittain Ranch on the Kinney Lake trail through the Valley of 1000 Falls and Robson Pass. A temporary camp at Kinney Lake and permanent camp at Lake Adolphus. Men and women hike and climb in the surrounding mountains with views of Mt. Robson, the Mural Glacier, Mumm Peak and Mt. Resplendent. Includes activities at the Denison and Brittain ranch.
Original3 film reels (900 feet) : camera original, silent, black and white ; 16mm [Duplicating Master: 1047.M1]
July 23, 1927-August 7, 1927
VC212 4-5
  The Mountaineer's Annual Outing. Glacier Peak, Mt. Shuksan, Mt. Baker and Cascade Range, 1928
Trip in the Cascade Range in Washington. Activities at Camp Nelson. Members climb Glacier Peak and view Lyman Glacier and Lyman Lake from Cloudy Pass. A pack train crosses the Stehekin River. Edmond Meany leads a group to an alpine camp, probably in Pelton Basin. Views of Doubtful Lake and North Cascade peaks. The group travels along the Cascade River and crosses the Skagit River. Climbers ascend the southeast flank of Mt. Baker, probably the Boulder Glacier. At the summit, Mountaineers look down at Sherman Peak and the crater. A group climbs Mt. Shuksan. The climbers descend Fisher Chimneys and glissade down a snow finger. Edmond Meany presides over a celebration for climbers who receive their Six-Peak pins.
Original2 film reels (900 feet) : camera original, silent, black and white ; 16mm [Duplicating Master: 1047.M2].
1928
VC213 6-8
  The Mountaineers 1929 Summer Outing To The Canadian Rockies, July 28th to Aug. 18th
Car and pack trip to Lake O'Hara in the Canadian Rockies. They visit Lake Louise, with views of The Chateau Lake Louise and the Valley of the Ten Peaks in the background. Members climb to the Mt. Shaffer summit and view surrounding peaks. A group takes a multi-day trip through Opabin, Wenkehemna, Mitre, Wasatch and Abbot Passes. Members hike and ride horses on the trail to Lake O’Hara. Views of Lake McArthur and Mt. Biddle. Truck ride to Emerald Lake and Takakkaw Falls. Views of the Kicking Horse Canyon and Radium Hot Springs. Members drive through Sinclair Canyon and view Dry Falls. Trip to Abbott Pass and Mt. Victoria, with views of the Abbott Pass Hut and Mt. LeFroy. Members climb to Mt. Odaray summit and view surrounding peaks.
Original3 film reels (650 feet) : camera original, silent, black and white ; 16mm [Duplicating Master Reels 6 & 7: 1047.M1, Reel 8: 1047.M3]
July 28, 1929-August 18, 1929
VC214 9
  The Gypsy Tour, 1929
A commercially produced film by National Parks of Canada, Department of the Interior.Title card: National Parks of Canada, Department of the Interior, presents The Gypsy Tour; A modern caravan, comprising three score Seattle Mountaineers, arrive at the west door of the Canadian Rockies, their happy hunting ground for 1929. Trip to national parks in Canada. Cars travel through Sinclair Canyon in Kootenay National Park and enter the “three-park unit” of Kootenay, Banff and Yoho National Parks. They drive one hundred miles to Lake Louise, where they go horseback riding. The group at Moraine Lake. At Hector, the party hikes the ten mile trail to set up camp at Lake O'Hara. A climb of Wiwaxy Peak includes panoramic views of Glacier Peak, Ringrose Peak, and Mt. Hungabee. The group passes the Takakkaw Falls and drives through Kicking Horse Canyon.
Original1 film reel (1000 feet) : camera original, silent, black and white ; 35mm [Duplicating Master: 1047.M4]
1929
Versions of The Mountaineers summer outing to Mt Rainier, 1930
Trip to Mount Rainier in Washington. The outing circled the mountain and made two attempts on the summit. No shelter existed at Steamboat Prow in 1930.The group takes a trail past Comet Falls and camps at Van Trump Park. They travel to Indian Henry's Hunting Ground and swim in Mirror Lake. Hikers travel off-trail, pass St. Andrews Lake and arrive at Klapatchee Park to set up camp. A group of hikers take a meadow walk and Sunset Ridge is seen above the waters of Aurora Lake. A hiking party departs over Puyallup Glacier from Klapatchee to Sunset Park, where they camp. Climbers ascend Echo and Observation Rocks for views of the North Mowich glacier, then ascend from Spray Park toward Russell Glacier. Passing below Echo Rock, the party descends eastward toward Carbon Glacier with Willis Wall in the background. The party ascends old moraine slopes on the east side of the Carbon Glacier toward their next camp at Mystic Lake. A party ascends toward Curtis Ridge. Climbers cross Winthrop Glacier and camp in Forecastle Camp below the Steamboat Prow. Climbers ascend Emmons Glacier. The party camps at Berkely Park, north of Burroughs Mountain. Hikers stroll through Grand Park, with Mt. Rainier in the distance, and around Frozen Lake, then set up tents in Yakima Park. Hikers cross snow slopes and meadows from Berkely Park to Summerland. The second summit climb party crosses Emmons Glacier. Hikers step into Frying Pan Creek during their crossing. They leave Summerland for Indian Bar, traveling toward South Frying Pan River and Glacier. Hikers travel beneath Meany Crest and cross bare ice toward Panhandle Gap. View of the Dutchman, a distinctive rock formation, and Ohanepecosh Glacier. Hikers view the Tatoosh Range from Cowlitz Ridge. A celebration for climbers who receive their Six-Peak pins.
1930
viewcopy item
VC215 10
  The Mountaineers summer outing to Mt Rainier, 1930 (Original)
Original1 film reel (1600 feet) : camera original, silent, black and white ; 16mm [Duplicating Master: 1047.M5]
1930
Reel
11-14 11-14
The Mountaineers summer outing to Mt Rainier, 1930
4 film reels (1600 feet) : print, silent, black and white ; 16mm
Print of Item 10, the 1930 The Mountaineers Summer Outing to Mt. Rainier.
1930
viewcopy item
VC216 15-17
  The Mountaineers Present Glorious Garibaldi, 25th Annual Summer Outing, July 25th to August 9th 1931
Trip to Garibaldi Provincial Park in British Columbia, Canada. Britannia Copper Mine and buildings. Passenger train crosses Cheakaums River Gorge. Members camp in Black Tusk Meadows, with views of Mount Garibaldi. Men and women climb "The Tusk." Views of a lava dam called "The Barrier." A group hikes on a trail with a view of Black Tusk from the slope of Mt. Price, with Garibaldi Lake in the background. Scenes of the camp and Mimulus Falls. A group hikes along the shores of Garibaldi Lake, with a view of the Sphinx Glacier, Mt. Price and Clinker Peak. A climb up Mt. Garibaldi, probably on the Sentinel or Warren Glacier. The party climbs past crevasses on the Snout of Sphinx Glacier. View of the Tantalus Range. Hikers on their way to the Helm Glacier. A group hikes up Mt. Price with Black Tusk in the background. Views from Mt. Price of the surrounding peaks, including Castle Towers, Sentinel Glacier, Mount Garibaldi, lava formations, and the Table. The boat trip back to camp through the Battleship Islands. The Six-Peak Graduation Banquet in camp. Views of Stony Creek gushing from the base of The Barrier lava dam.
Original3 film reels (1050 feet) : camera original, silent, black and white ; 16mm [Duplicating Master: 1047.M6].
July 5-August 9, 1931
VC217 18-19
  The Guardians of the Columbia: The Mountaineers climb Mt. St. Helens - Mt. Adams & Mt. Hood on their Twenty sixth Annual Outing, July 24 to August 6, 1932
Climb of Mt. St. Helens starting from Spirit Lake. The group, including Edmond Meany, camps at Spirit Lake, then climbs to the summit of Mt. St. Helens, standing at the lookout. Mountaineers row on Spirit Lake. Scenes of Harmony Falls. Mountaineers en route to Mt. Adams, going along the Columbia River, views of Mt. Adams from Guler. View of the south side of Mt. Adams from above Morrison Creek Camp. People explore lava formations and lunch in Bird Creek Meadows en route to the summit of Mt. Adams. Crevasses at the head of Klickitat Glacier. Panoramic views of Mt. St. Helens and Mt. Rainier from the top of Mt. Adams. Hikers cross the trail to Elk Cove, and explore lower slopes of Mt. Hood on the Bennett Spur. Climbers ascend Mt. Hood on Coopers Spur. Views of Mt. St. Helens, Mt Rainier and Mt. Adams in the distance.
Original2 film reels (800 feet) : camera original, silent, black and white ; 16mm [Duplicating Master: 1047.M7]
July 24-August 6, 1932
VC218 20-22
  The Mountaineers 27th Annual Outing, Mt. Olympus and the Olympics, July 22 to August 5, 1933
Outing in the Olympic Mountains. Members canoe across the Quinault River and ride horses through the forest with Edmund Meany in the lead. Climbers ascend Mt. Seattle. They rest on a rocky ridge up Mt. Christy. On the summit, climbers take in panoramic views of Mt. Olympus, looking over Dodwell-Rixon Pass, and a view of Skyline Ridge. On the return, the climbers glissade down a snowfield below a rocky peak and view the peak of Mt. Seattle from below, at Martins Park. Campers relax at Elwha Basin Camp. Views of Mt. Noyes from camp. A group hikes from the Queets Basin up a snowfield below a waterfall. Views of the Humes Glacier and Mt. Olympus from the Dodwell-Rixon Pass. The party crosses Humes Glacier and hikes through Blizzard Pass, with views of Mt. Olympus. They cross the Hoh Glacier. View of the Upper Hoh Cirque. The group scrambles from snow onto the rocks at the summit of Middle Peak for panoramic views of West Peak, East Peak, Bogachiel Peak and along the High Divide to the glacier below. On the return, views from Humes Glacier and its margin, or snout, from below. The climbers summit Mt. Meany to see panoramic views of Mt. Olympus and Humes Glacier.
Original3 film reels (950 feet) : camera original, silent, black and white ; 16mm [Duplicating Master: 1047.M8]
July 22-August 5, 1933
VC219 23-25
  Caravan: The Story of their Twenty-eighth Annual Outing, Glacier National Park, Montana, August 4th to 19th 1934
Trip to Glacier National Park in Montana. The Mountaineers caravan travels through eastern Washington en route to Glacier. Scenes of the Vantage Bridge, President Franklin Roosevelt's special train passing through sagebrush country, coming to inspect the Grand Coulee dam. Lake Aloika, Lake Pend Orielle, Logan Pass, and Hidden Lake. After setting up camp at Glacier, the Mountaineers hike to Avalanche Basin. From Logan Pass, they view Mt. Reynolds and Hidden Lake. Group hikes to Clemmens Glacier and on the Garden Wall with views of Mt. Reynolds and Heaven's Peak. Another group climbs Mt. Reynolds and Mt. Oberlin. Mountain sheep graze. Views from the Granite Park Chalet include Going-to-the-Sun Mountain, surrounding peaks, Lake McDonald and Sperry Glacier. A large party hikes to Many Glacier and views Piegan Pass. Twenty members climb Mt. Siyeh en route to Cracker Mountain, where they view Cracker Lake from the summit. Views of Baring Creek in Sunrift Gorge. Mountaineers sit on a point above St. Mary's Lake at Going-to-the-Sun Chalet with views of Red Eagle Mountain, Mahtotopa Mountain and Little Chief Mountain. Men fight a small forest fire at Many Glacier. Views of the surrounding peaks from Avalanche Campground. and of Ptarmigan Falls. A hike along Iceberg Lake and the surrounding peaks. Trip to Iceberg Lake and Ptarmigan Wall, views of Ptarmigan Falls. A party hikes to Lake Josephine and Grinnell Lake and Glacier, where ice work as a team is demonstrated. The Mountaineers stop at a bell in Swiftcurrent Pass. A party hikes Mt. Wilbur and chimneys (a series of vertical stacks, gullies and ledges). A bivouac party leaves Many Glacier for Goathaunt Camp via the Belly River and Indian Pass through the Ptarmigan Wall tunnel. The caravan stops at Canadian Customs, and boards a ferry, the International, at Waterton Lake to reach Goathaunt Camp in Montana. Life at Goathaunt Camp including conversations between Edmond Meany and fellow Mountaineers, the commissary, whittling and laundry. The Mountaineers hike Mt. Cleveland, passing Indian Pass Lake, Crossley Lake, the Belly River, Rainbow Falls, and Lake Janet. A Sunrise Service at the camp. The Caravan leaves Goathaunt camp on the boatInternational. Stops at Cameron Falls, Cameron Lake, The Mormon Temple in Cardston, Alberta, Canada and Trick Falls. Mountaineers camp at Two Medicine in Montana and hike to the summit of Rising Wolf. A hike through Dawson Pass, seeing Twin falls and a return by boat down Upper Two Medicine Lake. The Mountaineers bid farewell to Glacier Park. Stops on the way home include the statue of J.F. Stevens at Marias Pass, Lewis and Clark National Forest's memorial to Theodore Roosevelt, and St. Regis in Montana. The Mountaineers make their last camp at Blue Lake near Grand Coulee in Washington state.
Original3 film reels (1150 feet) : camera original, silent, black and white ; 16mm [Duplicating Master: 1047.M9]
August 4-19, 1934
VC220 26
  The Mountaineers Thirtieth Annual Outing Encircling Mount Rainier, July 25 to August 15, 1936
Trip circling Mt. Rainier. The group arrives at the Nisqually entrance to Mount Rainier National Park at Longmire Hot Springs. They pass Comet Falls and set up camp at Van Trump Park. They take a high line trip over Kautz Glacier. A herd of goats crosses a snowfield on Pyramid Glacier. The Mountaineers pause at Indian Henry's with views of Mt. Rainier reflected in Mirror Lake. The pack train arrives at Indian Paint Brush. Views of Indian Henry's from St. Andrew's park. Views of Aurora Peak, Mt. Rainier from St. Andrews Lake, Klapatche Park. Scenes from Aurora Peak of the meadows of St. Andrew's Park. The High Line Party climbers approach Tukaloo Rock. They ascend the Puyallup Glacier Spray Park meadow, with views of Mystic Lake. Crevasses and the Willis Wall seen from Mystic Lake Camp on the north side of Mt. Rainier. Views of Carbon Glacier and distant peaks. Hikers cross crevasses on the Winthrop Glacier. Views of Sluiskin Mountain from St. Elmo Pass. The Mountaineers in Glacier Basin. They set up a temporary camp at Steamboat Prow. They work around crevasses and arrive at the summit at Register rock. Dedication of the Meany Memorial Seat on Burroughs Mountain. The High Line Party, en route to Summerland, crosses the lower Emmons glacier. Hikers and packhorses move to the next camp, on Fryingpan Glacier en route to Ohanapehosh Park. Sunbathers at Wauhaukaupauken Falls, Ohanapecosh River gorge. Hikers on the way to Reflection Lakes view the southeast side of Mt. Rainier as they cross below Little Tahoma and the Whitman Glacier. A group explores the mouth of the Paradise Ice Caves. Scenes of the Reflection Lakes camp including views of Mt. Rainier. Scenes of Narada Falls, Tatoosh Range, Sluiskin Falls.
Original1 film reel (400 feet) : camera original, silent, color ; 16mm [Duplicating Master: 1047.M10]
July 25-August 15, 1936
VC221 27
  The Mountaineers Fourteenth Annual Outing to Glacier Peak, Shuksan and Mt. Baker, July 31 to Aug. 15, 1937
Trip to Glacier Peak, Shuksan and Mt. Baker. Camp life at Lake Janus. Pear Lake, surrounded by rocky cliffs. Views of Lake Sally Anne, a small alpine lake, from above. Glacier Peak in the distance and the pack team being led down the trail on the way to White Pass. Mountain scenes along the newly constructed Cascade Crest trail on the way to White Chuck Meadows. Climbers ascend the White Chuck and Suiattle Glaciers on Glacier Peak. Mica Lake, a rushing stream and ice-bound lake. A group hikes through a meadow to high camp on Shuksan. A storm prevents hikers' ascent of Mt. Shuksan. View of Mt. Shuksan with a dusting of snow on the upper slopes. Party members relax in the Chain Lakes camp. Views of Mt. Baker.
Original1 film reel (400 feet) : camera original, silent, color ; 16mm [Duplicating Master: 1047.M10]
July 31-August 15, 1937
VC222 28-29
  The Mountaineers 32nd Annual Outing in the Selkirks, British Columbia, July 30 to August 12, 1938
Trip to the Selkirk Mountains in British Columbia. Members set up camp at Glacier Park, with the Illecillewaet Glacier in the distance. A group hikes up the Illecillewaet Glacier and Mt. Sir Donald. Panoramic view of Mount Cheops and the Swiss Peaks. Views of mountains and waterfalls from Mount Abbott. Hikers go to the Nakimu Caves. Scenes of camp activity such as cooking, eating, chopping wood, doing laundry, repairing boots, and performing music.
Original2 film reels (600 feet) : camera original, silent, color ; 16mm [Duplicating Master: 1047.M4]
July 30-August 12, 1938
VC223 30
  The Mountaineers Inc. 33rd Annual Outing, Grand Teton National Park, July 31 to August 10
Trip to Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming. The film promotes The Mountaineers as a "year round club active in Climbing, Skiing, Hiking, Forest Theater Plays, etc." with a mission to "explore the mountains and preserve the natural beauty of Northwestern America." Yellowstone Falls and Yellowstone Lake. Geysers including Old Faithful. Yellowstone Lodge. A view of the Tetons looking across Jackson Lake. Activities at the Mountaineers' camp at String Lake, where Mountaineers set up camp, raise the Mountaineers and American Flags, swim, play baseball and view the Tetons, among other activities. A group climbs Mt. Teewinot. Views from the summit of Jackson Hole country. Various scenes of men and women climbing the Grand Teton, including views of the camp below and of the summit. Mountaineers and local cowboys attend services at the Chapel of the Transfiguration in Jackson Hole. Mountaineers attend a parade in Jackson and the Jackson Rodeo. They visit Craters of the Moon National Monument in Idaho. Views of the west side of Mt. Rainier.
Original1 film reel (1600 feet) : camera original, silent, black and white ; 16mm [Duplicating Master: 1047.M3]
July 31-August 10, 1939
VC224 31
 1940 Summer outing, Olympic Mountains
Summer outing to the Olympic Mountains in 1940. The party camps in a large clearing, possibly the Enchanted Valley. Hikers ascend a glacier, probably the Anderson Glacier, to a summit, probably Mt. Anderson. Views of distant peaks include the Mt. Olympus group to the west. The pack train reaches a new campsite, probably Dose Meadow Camp. Hikers travel to Hayden Pass. Views of Thousand Acre Meadow, Mt. Anderson, the Eel Glacier, Mt. Olympus, and Sentinel Peak. Hikers climb to Dodwell-Rixon Pass for views of the Humes Glacier. Scenes of elk, probably in Queets Basin. Climbers ascend the snout of the Humes Glacier and cross to the Hoh Glacier. Climbers summit the Middle peak of Mt. Olympus for views of the West Peak of the Hoh Glacier cirque.
Original1 film reel (650 feet) : camera original, silent, black and white ; 16mm [Duplicating Master: 1047.M11]
Summer 1940
VC225 32
  The Mountaineers 35th Annual Summer Outing, August 2-16, 1941, Lake O'Hara, Canadian Rockies
Trip to Lake O'Hara in the Canadian Rockies. Scenes of hiking, climbing, fishing, cooking and camp life. Committee members Mary E. Kelley, Marion Marts and Aaron E. Markham pose for the camera. Includes a climb of Mt. Victoria by the Huber route and views of Abbott Pass, Lake O'Hara, and Wiwaxy Peak. Men and women rock climb on Mt.Yukness. Views of Lake McArthur, Lake Louise, Columbia Icefield, Moraine Lake, and Banff Springs Hotel. Scenes include the cooks Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Perrin, and guide Bruce Engler.
Photography: Harry Hagen.
Original1 film reel (1000 feet) : camera original, silent, color ; 16mm [Duplicating Master: 1047.M12]
August 2-16, 1941
VC226 33
 1942 Summer outing, Reflection Lakes, Mt. Rainier
Summer outing to Reflection Lakes at Mt. Rainier. The south side of Mt. Rainier, Pinnacle Peak, camp at Reflection Lakes. hiking in the Paradise Meadows. Views of the Tatoosh Range including The Castle, Pinnacle Peak, Unicorn Peak, and closeup shots of Mt. Rainier. Mountaineers pose on the stone bench on Mazama Ridge commemorating the first climb of Mt. Rainier. Closeup of Little Tahoma, views of Comet Falls, deer at Bear Lake and a closeup of the summit of Mt. Rainier. Mountaineers camp and fish at Reflection Lakes. They hike to Gobblers Knob with views of the Puyallup and Tahoma Glaciers and Sunset Amphitheater. They view Mt. Rainier from Van Trump Park, the Tatoosh Range, Pyramid Peak. Hikers receive their pins at the Six-Peakers banquet.
Original1 film reel (400 feet) : camera original, silent, black and white ; 16mm [Duplicating Master: 1047.M9]
1942
VC227 34-35
 1945 Summer outing, Garibaldi, British Columbia, Canada
Summer outing to Garibaldi. Camp at Black Tusk Meadows at Garibaldi Lake. Views across Garibaldi Lake to Mt Garibaldi, the Sphinx Glacier and Mt. Price. Members row in a rowboat on Garibaldi Lake. Group looks down on Garibaldi Lake from a summit. Hikers begin climbing on snow, possibly on Mt. Price. Views of Black Tusk. More views of Garibald Lake from above.
Original2 film reels (500 feet) : camera original, silent, color ; 16mm [Duplicating Master: 1047.M4]
1945
VC228 36
 1946 Summer outing, Mystic Lake at Mt. Rainier
Summer outing to Mystic Lake at Mt. Rainier. The Mystic Lake Shelter Cabin in Mount Rainier National Park. People cook, repair boots. A man in a hat and bandana speaks to the camera. The cooks, including Nashie Iverson and Hugo Zimmer, knead dough. A man shaves with an axe. Views of camp set up in a meadow. A woman sews another woman's pants while she is still wearing them. A hiking group leaves camp under the American and Mountaineers flags.
Original1 film reel (100 feet) : camera original, silent, color ; 16mm [Duplicating Master: 1047.M12]
1946
VC229 37
  1948 Summer outing, Tuolumne Meadows, Yosemite National Park
Trip to Yosemite. Activities in a car camp, probably in Yosemite National Park, including games and meals. The guard shack at Tioga Pass, looking out over the Sierra Mountains. A group hikes in Tuolumne Meadows and sets up camp, where a camper uses a typewriter. Park rangers visit the camp. A group climbs on a steep snowfield, people square-dance in camp, climbers ascend a rock face, a string of pack mules is led across a meadow, the baker Hugo Zimmer cuts out dough. People visit a waterfall where two women swim, people hike up a peak .
Original1 film reel (600 feet) : camera original, silent, color ; 16mm [Duplicating Master: 1047.M6]
1948
VC230 38
  Summer Outing, July 1955, Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming
Trip to Grand Teton National Park. Scenes of Jackson Lake and the Teton Range. Camplife activities at String Lake Camp. Hike on the Indian Paintbrush Canyon Trail, at Jenny Lake, the Chapel of the Transfiguration. A group visits the town of Jackson Hole. They ride a chair lift at the Snow King Winter Sports Area and view Jackson Hole from the top. Views also include the Gros Ventre Slide, Cascade Canyon Trail, Signal Mountain, Jackson Lake Lodge and Jackson Lake. The Mountaineers hold their Six Major Peaks banquet at the end of the trip.
Original1 film reel (400 feet) : camera original, silent, color ; 8mm [Duplicating Master: 1047.M13]
1955
VC231 39-40
 1967 Summer outing, Redfish Lake, Idaho
Trip to Redfish Lake. The group drives to a dock on Redfish Lake in the Sawtooth Mountains of Idaho. They travel via motorboat on the lake to the Mountaineers base camp at Transfer Camp on Redfish Inlet. Members hike through the mountains. Views of the surrounding peaks. A sign reads: Sawtooth Primitive Area. Sun Valley resort with views of the buildings and swimming pool. People ice skate on an outdoor rink and ride on a ski lift with views of Sun Valley in the distance. Activities at Transfer Camp on Redfish Inlet include a talk from Dr. Grace Howard, a botanist and participant in the first summer outing of 1907, a hiking trip, a campfire gathering, and a skit.
Original2 film reels (1760 feet) : camera original, silent, black and white ; 35mm [Duplicating Master: 1047.M14]
See Item 122 for title cards to this film.
1967

TRAIL TRIPSReturn to Top

The Trail Trips films are montages of assorted day trips throughout the year.

Container(s) Description Dates
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VC232 41
  Trail Trips, 1952 and 1953
A visit to one of the Mountaineers lodges, probably Snoqualmie Lodge. Day hikes to Rock Mountain near Stevens Pass, trip to Berkeley Park starting from Sunrise at Mount Rainier National Park, Deception Pass area including views of log rafts in Bowman Bay and views of Mt. Rainier from the Puyallup area. An older man and woman load a car with suitcases.
Original1 film reel (150 feet) : camera original, silent, color ; 8mm [Duplicating Master: 1047.M15
1952-1953
VC233 42
  1954 Trail Trips
A visit to Vashon Island, a tour of the Beall Greenhouse Company, hiking trips to Spring Lake in Maple Valley, Deception Pass, La Conner and Hope Island and a visit to the Hope Island Café. Gold Hill in the North Cascades, Spray Park at Mount Rainier National Park and the Harper area on the Kitsap Peninsula.
Original1 film reel (350 feet) : camera original, silent, color ; 8mm [Duplicating Master: 1047.M15]
1954
1955 Trail Trips
The 1955 trail trips were filmed on two reels.
1955
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VC234 43
 1955 Trail Trips #1
Trips to the Tacoma Prairies, Heybrook Lookout and Mt. Index near Stevens Pass. Devil's Mountain Lookout near Mt. Vernon in a snowstorm. Little Mashel Falls near Eatonville including a view of Eatonville High School where the cars rendezvous. Trips to Lake Samish Lookout, Deschutes Falls in Thurston County, Deception Pass State Park on Whidbey Island with views of the Deception Pass Bridge, Christoff Lookout east of Enumclaw, the Enchanted Valley Trail in Olympic National Park and trips along Tahoma Creek and to Summerland and Panhandle Gap in Mount Rainier National Park.
Original 1 film reel (400 feet) : camera original, silent, color ; 8mm [Duplicating Master: 1047.M16]
1955
VC235 44
 1955 Trail Trips #2
Hikes to Emerald Ridge and Gobbler's Knob in Mount Rainier National Park, on the Cascade Crest Trail (now known as the Pacific Crest Trail) at Pickhandle Ridge near Crystal Mountain and Annette Lake. The Mountaineers Tacoma Branch annual salmon roast, the Trail Trips committee and chairwoman Frances Owen in a planning meeting.
Original1 film reel (350 feet) : camera original, silent, color ; 8mm [Duplicating Master: 1047.M16]
1955
Trail Trips 1956
The 1956 trail trips were filmed on two reels.
1956
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VC236 45
  Trail Trips 1956 #1
Skiing and snowshoeing trips to Corral Pass near Greenwater, the Meany Ski Hut near Stampede Pass and Paradise Meadows at Mount Rainier National Park. Hiking trips to Ft. Casey State Park including the Admiralty Head Lighthouse and gun batteries, a ferry ride and visit to Guemes Island, Lake Bay in south Puget Sound, O'Farrell Lookout south of Enumclaw, Deception Pass State Park, and Hope Island showing LaConner, a Swinomish totem pole and the Hope Island Café.
Original1 film reel (400 feet) : camera original, silent, color ; 8mm [Duplicating Master: 1047.M17]
1956
VC237 46
  Trail Trips 1956 #2
Hiking trips to the Skokomish Fish Hatchery, Mt. Si, Corral Pass and Noble Knob near Chinook Pass, the Naches Peak Trail in Mount Rainier National Park, Shoe Lake near White Pass, the Paradise Ice Caves, Knapsack Pass near Mowich Lake, Klapatche Park in Mount Rainier National Park, the Tacoma Salmon Bake along Puget Sound and Merritt Lake near Stevens Pass.
Original1 film reel (400 feet) : camera original, silent, color ; 8mm [Duplicating Master: 1047.M17]
1956
Trail Trips 1957
The 1957 trail trips were filmed on two reels.
1957
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VC238 47
  Trail Trips 1957 #1
Hiking trips at Fort Lewis, Tanwax Creek Meadow near Eatonville, High Rock Lookout, Lake Maggie and Jiggs Lake in Mason County including wild rhododendrons, Sun Top Trail Lookout near Enumclaw with views of Mt. Rainier. Rampart Ridge in Mount Rainier National Park with views of Longmire and the Nisqually River. Rock Mountain and Blanca Lake near Stevens Pass. Skiing and snowshoe trips at Paradise Meadows in Mount Rainier National Park and to the Meany Ski Hut near Stampede Pass.
Original1 film reel (400 feet) : camera original, silent, color ; 8mm [Duplicating Master: 1047.M18]
1957
VC239 48
  Trail Trips 1957 #2
Hiking trips to Dewey Lake near Mt. Rainier, Granite Mountain near Snoqualmie Pass, Mirror Lake and Indian Henry's Hunting Ground in Mount Rainier National Park including the patrol cabin, Snow Lake near Snoqualmie Pass including the ruins of a cabin probably built by Aldrich Fenton circa 1930, and a walk through Fort Lawton (now Discovery Park) in Seattle with views of Fort Lawton buildings and the West Point Lighthouse.
Original1 film reel (250 feet) : camera original, silent, color ; 8mm [Duplicating Master: 1047.M18]
1957
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VC240 49
 1958, 1961, 1962 Trail Trips
Hiking trips to Heybrook Lookout near Stevens Pass with views of Mt. Index, Mt. Persis and Mt. Baring, Goose Rock at Deception Pass State Park, Knoble Knob near Enumclaw, Eagle Peak in Mount Rainier National Park, Ohop Lookout in Pierce County and several other lookouts in western Washington. The daffodil and tulip fields in bloom in the Skagit Valley. Sunset Beach on Whidbey Island, possibly Washington Park near Anacortes, a salmon bake by a river, and a group of Mountaineers putting a commemorative plaque on the Linda R. Coleman memorial picnic shelter near the Mountaineers' Snoqualmie Lodge.
Original1 film reel (400 feet) : camera original, silent, color ; 8mm [Duplicating Master: 1047.M19]
Linda R. Coleman, RN was a long-time Mountaineers member and provided medical assistance on many summer outings.
1958-1962
Trail Trips 1959
The 1959 trail trips were filmed on two reels.
1959
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VC241 50
  Trail Trips 1959 #1
Hiking trips to Point Defiance Park showing the Mountaineers Tree, Hudson's Bay Company Factor's House and the stockade, Derry Lake near Twin Falls Natural Area, South Creek and Muck Creek in Pierce County, Clear West Lookout in Pierce County, Sun Top Lookout near Enumclaw, Hurricane Ridge in Olympic National Park and Shoe Lake near White Pass. Snowshoe trips at Gold Creek near Snoqualmie Pass and in the Paradise Meadows at Mount Rainier National Park.
Original:1 film reel (400 feet) : camera original, silent, color ; 8mm [Duplicating Master: 1047.M19]
1959
VC242 51
  Trail Trips 1959 #2
Hiking trips to Lake Blanco (now known as Blanca Lake) with views of Glacier Peak, a hike to Lake Valhalla with views of fall colors and a hike to Gobbler's Knob in Mount Rainier National Park with views of Lake George and the Gobbler's Knob lookout. Trips to Deception Pass State Park and the annual Everett Mountaineers Salmon Bake.
Original1 film reel (225 feet) : camera original, silent, color ; 8mm [Duplicating Master: 1047.M19]
1959
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VC243 52
1959 Trip to Wilcox Farms, Ski Lift, and West Point Lighthouse
Hikers walk along trails and around Wilcox Farms. Horses and cows. Views from a mountain ski lift during the summer. A hike through Fort Lawton (now Discovery Park) to the West Point Lighthouse and the West Point Wastewater Treatment Plant..
Original1 film reel (800 feet) : negative, silent, black and white ; 35mm [Duplicating Master: 1047.M20]

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1959
VC244 53
 1960 Trail Trips
Hikes in the snow, possibly on Tiger Mountain. Pinnacle Lookout on Mt. Pete (also known as Pinnacle Peak) near Enumclaw, a snowshoe trip to Lake Kachess from Stampede Pass showing ice formations on the lake. Several people build a snowman. A hike to Heybrook Lookout with views of the Skykomish Valley, Mt. Index and Mt. Baring. A salmon bake, possibly with the Everett Mountaineers.
Original1 film reel (225 feet) : camera original, silent, color ; 8mm [Duplicating Master: 1047.M21]
1960
VC245 54
 1963 Trail Trips
Hiking trip to a beach in the Vaughn Bay area of the Tacoma Narrows with views of the Tacoma Narrows Bridge, a snowshoe trip at Gold Creek near Snoqualmie Pass, a beach hike on Puget Sound, a flower walk probably at Washington Park near Anacortes, a hike to Heybrook Lookout. Hike to Shoe Lake using a ski lift at the White Pass Ski Area and a hike to Rampart Ridge in Mount Rainier National Park, featuring an early snowfall and visitors feeding wildlife.
Original1 film reel (275 feet) : camera original, silent, color ; 8mm [Duplicating Master: 1047.M21]
1963
VC246 55
 1963 Shoe Lake Hike and Skiing
Mountaineers hike at Shoe Lake near the Goat Rocks. They ride the chair lift at White Pass ski area to the top of Pigtail Peak and continue through talus slopes and meadows to Shoe Lake. Hikers rest and take photographs. Timberline Lodge, Mt. Hood with people sliding and skiing in the ski area.
Original1 film reel (877 feet) : negative, silent, black and white ; 35mm [Duplicating Master: 1047.M22]
1963
1964 Trail Trips
The 1964 trail trips were filmed on two reels.
1964
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VC247 56
 1964 Trail Trips #1
Trip to Anderson Island in Puget Sound, including a ferry ride from Steilacoom, a beach walk, viewing a Native American canoe on display, and a walk to a pond on the island. Trip to Fidalgo Island and Washington Park including visit to a monument to Tonjes Havecost. Hike to Lake George and Gobbler’s Knob in Mount Rainier National Park, views of the Tahoma Glacier and River. Hike to Lake Josephine near Stevens Pass and a hike to Trout Lake and Copper Lake, views of Copper Falls and Silver Eagle Peak.
Original1 film reel (300 feet) : camera original, silent, color ; 8mm [Duplicating Master: 1047.M21]
1964
VC248 57
 1964 Trail Trips #2
Trip to Mammoth Cave National Park in Kentucky, Abraham Lincoln’s Birthplace National Historic Site in Illinois, Devil’s Tower National Monument in Wyoming featuring a prairie dog town. The town of Jackson Hole, Wyoming, including the Snow King Chair Lift and the Chapel of Transfiguration, and horseback riding at Sun Lakes State Park, Washington.
Original1 film reel (225 feet) : camera original, silent, color ; 8mm [Duplicating Master: 1047.M21]
1964
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VC249 58-59
1966 Trail Trips #1 and #2
A group hikes on a road and inspects an abandoned house on the trail to Squak Mountain. Hike on Tiger Mountain, trip to High Rock Lookout and ski lift ride in the summertime, probably at Crystal Mountain. Hikes to Rachel Lake and Hibox Mountain, the Palisades Lakes in Mount Rainier National Park, a fire lookout, probably Granite Mountain Lookout, in the fog. What appears to be Snoqualmie Lodge can be seen in the background. A group hikes on snow. A salmon bake along a river, possibly the Stillaguamish River.
Original 2 film reels (1720 feet) : negative, silent, black and white ; 35mm [Duplicating Master: 1047.M23]
1966
VC249 60
1967 Trail Trips
Hikers cross a footlog and hike through forest and meadows. Man walks past a sign: Spray Park Trail then next to another sign: Spray Park, Elevation 5700. A man wearing a suit and tie lounges in a meadow with other hikers.
Original 1 film reel (320 feet) : negative, silent, black and white ; 35mm [Duplicating Master: 1047.M23]
The group of hikers possibly includes members of the Mountaineers Photographic Group.
1967
VC249 61-64
1968 Trail Trips #1, #2, #3, and #4
A trip to the Tomalla Tree Farm in Orting, Washington, and a hike to Meeker, Lost and Echo Lakes. Some scenes in Seattle. Trip to High Rock Lookout and Lake Valhalla. Hike, possibly to Martin Creek. Hike to the Wellington area of Stevens Pass. Hike to Lake George in Mount Rainier National Park. Visit to the St. Regis Paper Company Tree Farm. Hikes to Heybrook Lookout and, possibly, O’Farrell Lookout. Hike to a summit, possibly in the Olympic Mountains. Hike to Lake George and Gobblers Knob. A steam train, possibly the steam train for tourists in Elbe, Washington, passes.
Original 4 film reels (2610 feet) : negative, silent, black and white ; 35mm [Duplicating Master: 1047.M23]
1968
VC249 65-68
1969 Trail Trips #1, #2, #3 and #4
Mountaineers ride on a ski lift, with a lake in the background. Hike on a trail through sub-alpine meadows. Drive on a highway in Glacier National Park. Drive through the Sawtooth Mountains. Group of people at a picnic. Hike, possibly to the summit of Mt. Si. Starting out on the Cascade Crest Trail [now called Pacific Crest Trail] from Stevens Pass.
Original4 film reels (645 feet) : negative, silent, black and white ; 35mm [Duplicating Master: 1047.M23]
1969
VC249 69
1970 Trail Trips
Hikes to the South Summit of Tiger Mountain, Thompson Lake and Granite Lakes ad Goose Rock in Deception Pass State Park on Whidbey Island. The evacuation of an injured dog on a handmade stretcher.
Original1 film reel (600 feet) : negative, silent, black and white ; 35mm [Duplicating Master: 1047.M23]
1970

THE MOUNTAINEERS PLAYERSReturn to Top

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Versions of Alice in Wonderland
The Mountaineers Players production of Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland, adapted by Eva LeGallienne, at the Mountaineers Forest Theater (renamed Kitsap Forest Theater). Features the audience, scenes from the play, the actors backstage and after the show.
Masks and Costumes: Will Darling.
Performers Alice: Myrtle Hester ; White Rabbit: Ruth Dennis ; Mad Hatter: Peter Morgan ; Mock Turtle, Margaret Hargrave ; Dormouse: Della Dunmore ; March Hare: Irene Thatcher ; King of Hearts: Charles Farrer ; Queen of Hearts: Mabel Furry ; Executioner: Herman Wunderling ; Cook: Emily Gilley.
1927-1984
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VC250 70
  Alice in Wonderland
The 1927 Mountaineers Players production of Alice in Wonderland at the Forest Theater (renamed Kitsap Forest Theater).
Original 1 film reel (400 feet) : camera original, silent, black and white ; 16mm [Duplicating Master: 1047.M24]
The play was presented on June 5th and July 10th as part of the entertainment for the National Education Association's 1927 convention in Seattle
June 1927
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Alice in Wonderland
1 film reel (400 feet) : Print, silent, black & white ; 16mm
The 1927 Mountaineers Players production of Alice in Wonderland at the Forest Theater (renamed Kitsap Forest Theater).
1984
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VC251 72
  The Adventures of Snow White
The Mountaineers Players production of the Brothers Grimm fairy tale The Adventures of Snow White, showing the audience, scenes from the play, cast curtain call featuring the main characters. Jessie Braham White added the characters of Witch Hex and her black cats Longtail and Lacktail to the original story by the brothers Grimm.
Adapted by: Jessie Braham White
PerformersWitch Hex: Mabel Furry ; Longtail: Bill Darling ; Lacktail: Arthur Winder.
Original 1 film reel (100 feet) : camera original, silent, black and white ; 16mm [Duplicating Master: 1047.M22]
May 1930
VC252 73
  Alice Adventuring in Wonderland
The Mountaineers Players production of Alice Adventuring in Wonderland, a musical adaptation of Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland and Alice Through the Looking Glass.
Adapted and Directed by: Lois Sandall ; Music: Liza Lehmann ; Set and Costumes: William Darling
PerformersAlice: Myrtle Hester ; Red Queen: Mabel Furry ; Red King: Thomas N. Remy ; Chorus of flowers led by Frances Penrose.
Original 1 film reel (250 feet) : camera original, silent, black and white ; 16mm [Duplicating Master: 1047.M25]
June 1931
VC253 74-75
  Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves
Mountaineers Players production of Harriet King Walker’s adaptation of Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves, based on a tale from A Thousand and One Nights. Includes scenes of singing and dancing.
Director: Lois Sandall ; Music Director: Gwendolyn Mines Remy ; Lyrics: Patience Paschall ; Music Adaptation: Evelyn Sczuck ; Choreography: Margaret Tapping.
Performers Ali Baba: Ronald Todd ; Donkey: William Darling
Original2 film reels (500 feet) : camera original, silent, black and white ; 16mm [Duplicating Master: 1047.M24]
Some visitors from Montesano, Washington were so entranced with Ali Baba and with the Forest Theater that they created a forest theater of their own, dedicated August 13, 1933. For the occasion Ali Baba was used with Mountaineers in the principal roles and Grays Harbor residents as the chorus. At this performance new music was used for the first time.
June 1932
VC254 76-77
  The Reluctant Dragon
Mountaineers Players production of Kenneth Grahame's 1898 children's story The Reluctant Dragon, about a fair maiden, a " greedy dragon," and St. George. An additional storyline involves a boy, a girl, and a " circus man" who befriend a family of peace-loving dragons.
Adapted by: Emma Gelders Sterne ; Director: Lois B. Sandall ; Music Director: Evelyn Sczuck ; Flute: Elsie Cooper ; Costumes: William Darling.
PerformersAlcyon: Ola Tweedy ; St. George: Charls Gilliland ; Golgol: A. H. Hudson ; Alexander Augustus: Ronald Todd.
Original 2 film reels (400 feet) : camera original, silent, black and white ; 16mm [Duplicating Master: 1047.M24]
June 1933
VC255 78-79
  The Rose and the Ring
The Mountaineers Players production of The Rose and the Ring, based on William Makepeace Thackeray's satire of the same name. A rose and an enchanted ring, passed from character to character, have the magical ability to make all who possess them appear beautiful in the eyes of the world.
Adapted by: Phyllis Jansen Young ; Director: Lois Sandall ; Original Music: Evelyn Sczuck ; Set and Costumes: William Darling.
Original 2 film reels (550 feet) : camera original, silent, black and white ; 16mm [Duplicating Master: 1047.M26]
June 1934
VC256 80
  Toad of Toad Hall
The Mountaineers Players production of The Wind in the Willows, A. A. Milne's adaptation of Kenneth Grahame's novel Toad of Toad Hall, featuring the adventures of the river animals Toad, Mole, Rat and Badger.
Director: Lois Sandall ; Costumes and Sets: William Darling.
Performers Toad: Ronald Todd ; Mole: Harriet Walker ; Mr. Badger: Henry Streams ; Water Rat: Wilmer Froistad ; Alfred the Horse: William Darling and T. D. Everts.
Original 1 film reel (400 feet) : camera original, silent, black and white ; 16mm [Duplicating Master: 1047.M26]
June 1935
VC257 81
  Under Richard's Banner
The Mountaineers Players production of Under Richard’s Banner about the Crusaders under the banner of Richard the Lionhearted.
Playwright: Harriet King Walker ; Director: Lois Sandall ; Sets and Costumes: William Darling.
Original 1 film reel (400 feet) : camera original, silent, black and white ; 16mm [Duplicating Master: 1047.M26]
June 1936
VC258 82
  Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
The Mountaineers Players production of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.
Adapted by: Winthrop Ames (under the pseudonym Jessie Braham White); Director: Laura G. Whitmire ; Costumes: William C. Darling ; Choreography: Katherine Wolfe ; Music Direction: Karen Weld Rudy.
PerformersPrince Florimond: James C. Gill ; Snow White: Mary Margaret Pugh ; Sir Dandiprat Bombas, the Chief Chamberlain : Norbert Schaal.
Original 1 film reel (400 feet) : camera original, silent, color; 16mm [Duplicating Master: 1047.M26]
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs was a remounting of the 1930 production of Adventures of Snow White. Only the title was changed. Over 1,000 people attended the two 1937 performances of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs . The play was performed at the University of Washington campus on June 27, 1937 in the outdoor Sylvan Theater for 350 people.
June 1937
VC259 83
  The Sleeping Beauty of Loreland 
Mountaineers Players production of The Sleeping Beauty of Loreland. A princess and her court fall asleep under a spell for one hundred years. The spell is broken when the princess is awakened with a kiss from her true prince.
Playwright: Frances Homer ; Director: Tom Herbert ; Music Director: Frances Spalding ; Motion Pictures: Herbert V. Strandberg, Albert Keast, Vincent Millspaugh ; Movie Script: Harriet K. Walker.
Performers Queen of Loreland: Ola Todd ; King of Loreland: Glenn Dexter ; Princess Beauty: Phyllis Clark ; King Ruffy: Norbert Schaal ; Bumps, the Butler: Burbank Rideout ; Prince Rupert: William C. Darling ; The Nurse: Harriet Walker.
Original 1 film reel (400 feet) : camera original, silent, color; 16mm [Duplicating Master: 1047.M27]
Over 2,000 people attended the two performances of the Mountaineers 16th annual production. Tom Herbert was a playwright, radio commentator, a member of the UW drama department and an on-air personality of the UW school radio station. Most notably, he wrote the lyrics to the song " Vict'ry for Washington" . He directed plays for the Mountaineers Players in 1938, 1939, and 1940.
June 1938
 Versions of Rip Van Winkle and the Silver Flagon
The Mountaineers Players production of Rip Van Winkle and the Silver Flagon, adapted by Tom Herbert from Washington Irving’s The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, about a man who wandered into the hills to escape his wife and slept there for twenty years.
Playwright, Lyricist, Director: Tom Herbert ; Music: George Larson.
Performers Rip Van Winkle: Ronald Todd ; Wolf: Lee Cox ; Katrina: Ola Todd ; Peterkee: Wanda Kelley ; Hendrick Hudson: Wayne Campbell ; Heinie: Dorothy Lund ; Herman: May Laughln ; Hergvlatz: Theodosia Tarry.
1939, 1985
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VC260 84
Rip Van Winkle and the Silver Flagon
Original 1 film reel (250 feet) : camera original, silent, color ; 16mm [Duplicating Master: 1047.M27]
June 1939
Reel
85 85
Rip Van Winkle and the Silver Flagon (Print)
1 film reel (250 feet) : print, silent, color ; 16mm
Print of the Mountaineer's 1939 production of Rip Van Winkle and the Silver Flagon .
1985
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VC261 86
  A Midsummer Night's Dream
Mountaineers Players production of William Shakespeare’s play A Midsummer Night’s Dream about the antics of three sets of characters, fairies, noblemen and craftsmen, woven together in a forest setting.
Director: Lois Sandall ; Music Director: Phoebe Cook Smith ; Sets: Norbert J. Schaal ; Motion Pictures: Bruce Mattson.
Performers Puck: Betty Jean Moyer ; Titania: Mary Margaret Pugh; Hermia : May Loughlin Heitkemper ; Demetrius: Robert Neupert ; Lysander: Serge Rostov ; Helena: Miriam Wheeler ; Oberon: Ronald Todd ; Dancing Fairies: Mary Ann Wells School of the Dance.
Original 1 film reel (520 feet) : camera original, silent, color; 16mm [Duplicating Master: 1047.M27]
The fairies in Queen Titania’s court were played by children, many of whom were children of the cast members.
June 1941
VC262 87
  The Sleeping Beauty of Loreland
Scenes of the Mountaineers Players production of The Sleeping Beauty of Loreland at the Kitsap Forest Theater.
Playwright: Frances Homer ; Director: Lois Bell ; Choreographed by: Mrs. Frances Spalding ; Music Director: Mrs. Gail Baskerville ; Set Design: Norbert J. Schall ; Costumes: Dorothy Fincke Lahr ; Motion Picture: Ray Brandes ; Motion Picture Script and Titling: Harriet K Walker.
PerformersPrincess Beauty: Gladys Seidellhuber ; Prince Delmar: Edward Scott.
Original 1 film reel (350 feet) : camera original, silent, color; 16mm [Duplicating Master: 1047.M28]
No plays were produced from 1943-1946 because of WWII. Many players were at war or working on the home front. Gasoline and tires were rationed and travel was difficult. After four years of disuse, the Theater space had to be rebuilt.
June 1947
VC263 88
  A Thousand Years Ago
Mountaineers Players production of A Thousand Years Ago, the story of Turandot, Princess of Pekin, whose suitors had to solve three mysteries or die. Scenes include the performance as well as the actors applying makeup and the audience coming into the theater.
Playwright: Percy MacKaye ; Director: Lois Bell Sandall ; Choreographer: Margaret Tapping ; Music Director: Egil Smedving ; Motion Pictures: Al Keast, H. V. Strandberg.
PerformersPrincess of Pekin: Dorothy Petrich ; Altoun, the Emperor: Ronald Todd ; Prince Calaf: Robert Neupert .
Original 1film reel (500 feet) : camera original, silent, color; 16mm [Duplicating Master: 1047.M29
June 1948
VC264 89
  The Prince and The Pauper
The Mountaineers Players production of Mark Twain's The Prince and the Pauper, the story of an English prince trading places with a poor boy.
Director: Lois Bell Sandall ; Adaptation: Charlotte B. Chorpenning ; Costumes: Dorothy Lahr ; Music: Gail Baskerville.
Original 1 film reel (300 feet) : camera original, silent, color; 16mm [Duplicating Master: 1047.M29]
1949
VC265 90
  If I Were King 
Mountaineers Players production of If I Were King set in the 15th Century in the court of Louis XI. It tells the adventures of the Vagabond King, Francois Villon.
Playwright: Justin Huntly McCarthy ; Director: Lois Bell Sandall ; Choreography: Madame Lara Obedenna.
If I Were King was Lois Sandall's 19th production for the Mountaineers Players, after which she retired. The choreographer, Madame Lara Obedenna, formerly danced with the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo.
Original 1 film reel (400 feet) : camera original, silent, color; 16mm [Duplicating Master: 1047.M29]
June 4, 1950
VC266 91
  Mountaineers Players Production
The preparation and performance of an unidentified production by the Mountaineers Players, performed indoors, possibly at one of the Mountaineers lodges. Actors are dressed in frontier costumes and are dancing and singing.
Original 1 film reel (125 feet) : camera original, silent, color; Super 8mm [Duplicating Master: 1047.M30]
circa 1975
VC267 92
  The Doctor in Spite of Himself/ The Bear
Anton Chekhov’s stories adapted for the stage, possibly performed in the Kitsap Cabin.
Original 1 film reel (50 feet) : camera original, silent, color; Super 8mm [Duplicating Master: 1047.M30]
1976

CLIMBINGReturn to Top

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VC268 93
  Snow Slopes
This reel is a compilation of six short films, ca. 1929-1930 of climbs to Whitehorse, Chair Peak, Red Mt., Mt. Index, Circle Tour, Guye Peak. It illustrates early, informal Mountaineer climbing techniques, before the club's climbing course modernized them. Climbing Whitehorse Mountain: May 11, 1930 climb on the Whitehorse Glacier, with panoramic views from the glacier and summit. They view Three Fingers from Lone Tree Pass. They reach the summit of Whitehorse Mountain, and glissade down. .Climbing Mt. Index: A group hikes to the top of Mt. Index and around Lake Serene. Chair Peak Rock Climb and Circle Tour Around Chair Peak: A group rock climbs to Chair Peak, with views from the east basin. Paul Shorrock leads a party toward Snow Lake. Scenes of Snow Lake, Chair Peak Lake, a small pond, possibly upper Melakwa Lake, closeups of people scrambling and summit views of Kaleetan Peak and Mt Rainier from Mt RooseveltGuye Peak: June 16, 1929 climb. Summit views and group shots. A hand line is employed to descend from the summit block.Climb of Red Mountain: Four skiers including Lloyd Anderson ascend Commonwealth Basin then scramble to the summit of Red Mountain on foot.
Original 1 film reel (500 feet) : camera original, silent, black and white; 16mm [Duplicating Master: 1047.M31]
circa 1930
VC269 94
  An ascent of "The Tooth" via the South-east Face
The film was made by Burge Bickford and Lyman Boyer. It features Jim Crooks leading Fred Beckey on a rock climbing ascent of the southeast face of The Tooth, near Snoqualmie Pass, Washington. At the summit, the climbers find a brass tube with a Mountaineers register book inside. Illustrates Cascade Mountains climbing just before World War II. The leader never places any protection such as pitons or slings. The film focuses on the climbers' hand and foot work intermixed with mountain views.
Photographers: Burge Bickford, Lyman Boyer.
Original 1 film reel (410 feet) : print, silent, color; 16mm [Duplicating Master: 1047.M32]
September 21, 1940
VC270 95
  Ascent of Mt. Cruiser
A party of four begin climbing Mt. Cruiser's first pitch, which ascends the left side of the Southeast Face. They reach a belay on the crest of the South Corner and climb along the South Corner to the summit .
Original 1 film reel (215 feet) : camera original, silent, color; 16mm [Duplicating Master: 1047.M33]
circa 1949
VC271 96
 Tumwater Canyon Rock Climbing
This instructional film shows Fred Beckey and other climbers in the Tumwater Canyon at the Wenatchee River, with closeups of their techniques and equipment. Locations include Midway Chimney, the South Face of Jello Tower, and Castle Rock.
Original 1 film reel (560 feet) : camera original, silent, color; 16mm [Duplicating Master: 1047.M34]
circa 1947-1949
 Versions of The Second Ascent of Lighthouse Tower in the Cashmere Crags, near Leavenworth, Washington. May 1949
There are two versions of this film: a camera original and a print.On the Lighthouse Tower climb, a short but difficult ascent, Fred Beckey, Joe Hieb, Pete Schoening, and Ralph "Dick" Widrig demonstrate most of the varied techniques employed in advanced rock climbing. Includes the use of pitons for safety and direct aid, expansion bolts for safety, line throwing, shoulder stands, and a prusik-knot rope ascent.
Photography: Burge Bickford, Ira Spring.
The first ascent of the tower was made by Beckey, Schoening, and Ralph Widrig in 1948, and is described in Fred Beckey's book Challenge of the North Cascades.Photographs from this climb can be found in the following books: Fred Beckey, Challenge of the North Cascades, p. 154. Bob and Ira Spring, High Adventure, p. 34, 37, 41. Harvey Manning, REI: 50 Years of Climbing Together, pp. 50-51 plates (15th page), pp. 162-163 plates (5th page).
May 1949
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VC272 97
The Second Ascent of Lighthouse Tower in the Cashmere Crags, near Leavenworth, Washington. May 1949
Original 1 film reel (620 feet) : camera original, silent, color; 16mm [Duplicating Master: 1047.M35]
May 1949
Reel
98 98
The Second Ascent of Lighthouse Tower in the Cashmere Crags, near Leavenworth, Washington. May 1949
1 film reel (620 feet) : print, silent, color ; 16mm
Print of 1050.97
1949
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VC273 99-100
The First Ascent of Pinnacle Peak (A and B Roll)
An unfinished film of an expedition via float plane and by foot to Pinnacle peak in the Yukon Territory, Canada. Expedition members include Bob Solibakke, Al Randall, Ome Daiber, Frank Bannon, Norm Benton, Arne Bloomer, Bob Boohor, Ed Boulton, Pat Chamay, Chuck Crenshaw, Chuck De Hart, Dave McBrayer, Frances Randall, Bob Solibakke, Mitch (should be Marie) Working and Bill Zauche. Expedition members leave Seattle to fly to Juneau, Alaska, where they fly to Haines, Alaska, then travel by bus over White Pass to Kluane Lake in the Yukon Territory. From Kluane Lake, they fly through the Saint Elias Mountains and land on the Kaskawulsh Glacier. The team skis across the glacier to establish base camp near Pinnacle Peak. Members Boulton, McBrayer, Booher, Bloomer, Randall and Daiber climb to the summit. The expedition establishes a landing strip on the glaciers. Aerial views of the mountains, as members of the expedition fly back to Kluane Lake. The group makes a stop in Whitehorse and rides a train to Haines. Aerial views from the flight to Juneau.
Photography: Bob Solibakke and other expedition members.
Original2 film reels (1800 feet) : camera original, silent, color; 16mm [Duplicating Master: 1047.M36]
For a detailed account of the trip written by the expedition leaders, see The Mountaineer, 1966, p.162-166.
1965

EDUCATIONALReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
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VC274 101
  Glaciers: A Science Picture
Pathegrams Presents, Glaciers, A Science Picture. Glacier features in the Mont Blanc range, with titles introducing each feature.
Original 1 film reel (81 feet) : print, silent, black and white; 16mm [Duplicating Master: 1047.M37]
circa 1930
 Versions of Alpine First Aid
An instructional film demonstrating how to administer first aid in the backcountry for various injuries. Situations include neck and spinal injuries, broken bones, dislocations, sprains, wound care, and resuscitation of a victim.
Scenes were possibly filmed on Mt. Erie in Skagit County, Washington.
circa 1957-1959
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VC275 102
Alpine First Aid
Original 1 film reel (920 feet) : camera original, silent, color; 16mm [Duplicating Master: 1047.M38]
circa 1957-1959
Reel
103 103
Alpine First Aid
1 film reel (920 feet) : print, silent, color ; 16mm
Print of 1050.102
1961
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VC276 104
  Bowline Tying
Two hands, holding a piece of rope, tie a bowline knot.
Original 1 film reel (30 feet) : print, silent, color; 16mm [Duplicating Master: 1047.M39]
circa 1966
Versions of This is Self Arrest
Instructional film about a mountaineering technique to prevent falling. Narrated by Jim Whittaker, who describes basic self arrest positions, common mistakes and how to prepare for self arrest while climbing or descending. Several climbers demonstrate falls and safety techniques.
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VC277 105
This is Self Arrest
Original 1 film reel (325 feet) : print, sound, color; 16mm [Duplicating Master: 1047.M40]
This print appears to have been struck in the 1970s, but the original content was created in the 1960s.
circa 1964 - circa 1979
Reel
106 106
This is Self Arrest
1 film reel (325 feet) : print, sound, color ; 16mm
Print of 1047.105
circa1979
107-108 107-108
This is Self Arrest (A and B roll)
2 film reels (325 feet) : camera original, silent, color ; 16mm
A and B roll, film elements, for This is Self Arrest
circa 1964
109 109
This is Self Arrest (Audio)
1 film reel (325 feet) : magnetic sound ; 16mm
Soundtrack for the film This is Self Arrest .
circa 1964

Outings and ActivitiesReturn to Top

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VC278 110
Irish Cabin work day
Men and women in the forest undertake a variety of chores, including chopping wood, clearing brush and taking a meal break.
Original 1 film reel (50 feet) : camera original, silent, black and white; 16mm [Duplicating Master: 1047.M20]
circa 1928
VC278 111
Rhododendron Walk in Vicinity of Kitsap Cabin, May 29, 1929
Members ride a boat through Puget Sound and disembark on the Kitsap Peninsula, possibly at Chico. They walk through wild rhododendrons, eat a picnic lunch at the Kitsap Cabin, play games, and walk through an orchard, possibly at Hidden Valley.
Original 1 film reel (100 feet) : camera original, silent, black and white; 16mm [Duplicating Master: 1047.M20]
May 29, 1929
VC278 112
Promotional film made for the Seattle Sportsmen's Show
A promotional film for The Mountaineers shown at the 1936 Sportsmen's Show at Green Lake in Seattle. Promotes The Mountaineers: their love of the outdoors, friendliness, history, activities, and the upcoming Annual Outing on Mount Rainier. Scenes of their various activities such as climbing, skiing and ski competitions, hiking, outdoor sports and dramatics.
Original 1 film reel (300 feet) : camera original, silent, black and white; 16mm [Duplicating Master: 1047.M20]
1936
VC278 113
Home movie of a trip to Kitsap Cabin and the Kitsap Forest Theater
The Kalakala ferry on Puget Sound. People unload from a bus at the Forest Theater, have a picnic near the Kitsap Cabin and walk down the trail into the theater. Views of the audience as seen from the front of the stage area, and of wild rhododendrons in bloom.
Original 1 film reel (100 feet) : camera original, silent, color; 16mm [Duplicating Master: 1047.M20]
circa 1938
VC278 114
Special outing Memorial Day boat trip
A Mountaineers trip on the yacht Cadrew to the San Juan Islands and shores of Vancouver Island. The yacht sails through the Chittenden Locks in Ballard and north through Puget Sound, through the San Juan Islands and along the shore of Vancouver Island, on the shores of Bowman Bay, through Deception Pass with views of the Deception Pass Bridge, and returns to Ballard.
Original 1 film reel (350 feet) : camera original, silent, color; 16mm [Duplicating Master: 1047.M20]
1941
VC278 115
Home movie of summer outing trip at Mt. Rainier
Camping activities of Mountaineers members in Klapatche Park. Views of Mt. Rainier and Narada Falls.
Original1 film reel (200 feet) : camera original, silent, color; 16mm [Duplicating Master: 1047.M20]
1946

TITLE CARDSReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
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116 116
"The Mountaineers Present" Title Cards
2 film reels (35 feet) : camera original, silent, black and white ; 16mm
Reel A: Title card: The Mountaineers Present. Reel B: Title card: The Mountaineers Present with picture of mountain scene in background.
1925
117 117
The Reluctant Dragon Title Cards
1 film reel (50 feet) : print, silent, black & white ; 16mm
Stylized title cards for the 1933 Mountaineers Players production The Reluctant Dragon.
1933
118 118
Asulkan Pass, Mt. Fox Climbers Title Cards
1 film reel (30 feet) : print, silent, tinted black & white ; 16mm
A series of titles, apparently for splicing into other footage: Asulkan Pass and Mt. Fox, The Meeting of the Waters, Fireweed Terrace, Under three flags, The Committee, who planned it all and, Everybody takes a trip to the Nakimu Caves.
ca. 1939
119 119
Climbing Instruction and Techniques Title Cards
1 film reel (50 feet) : print, silent, black & white ; 16mm
A series of title cards for a project concerning climbing instruction and technique. Title examples: Knees together, feet apart is strongest, No belay is better than a poor belay and Shoulder belay with a piton anchor.
1939
120 120
"The End" Title Cards
2 film reels (50 feet) : print, silent, black & white ; 16mm
Reel A: Title: The End. Reel B: Two different titles, each labeled The End.
1925-1946
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VC279 121
Trail Trips 1965-1966 Title Cards
1 film reel (500 feet) : print, silent, black & white ; 35mm
Title cards: Squak Mt., Feb. 13, 1966 ; Tanwax Creek, Mar. 27, 1966 ; Microwave Hill, June 19, 1966 ; Lake Rachel, July 31, 1966 ; Trail of the Lakes, Sept. 11, 1966 ; Snow Lake, Sept. 3, 1966 ; Ft. Lawton, Dec. 4, 1966 ; High Rock, Aug. 28, 1966 ; Mt. Pete, Feb. 27, 1966 ; Salmon Bake, Everett, Oct. 2, 1966 ; Mazama Ridge, Oct. 9, 1966 ; Granite Mt., Sept. 18, 1966 ; Trail Trips 1966 ; Produced by Ray Clift, Mt. Fremont, Oct.16, 1966 ; Crystal Mt. Aug. 20, 1966 ; Shoe Lake, Boeing Employees' Camera Club Outing, Oct. 2, 1965 ; Shoe Lake, Oct. 2, 1965 ; Timberline Chareso Club Outing, Feb 20, 1965 ; Mt. Fremont, Boeing Employees' Camera Club Outing, Oct. 16, 1966 .
OriginalDuplicating Master: 1047.M41
1965-1966
VC279 122
Summer Outing July 1967 titles
1 film reel (500 feet) : print, silent, black & white ; 35mm
Title cards for Item 39-40 1967 Summer outing, Redfish Lake, Idaho .Titles: Seattle Mountaineers Summer Outing July 1967 Photographed by Ray Clift ; Thru the majestic Sawtooth Mountains of Idaho, to the shores of Redfish Lake… ; Sunday Off to camp, at the far end of the lake; Monday Our first hike…to Alpine Lake, 6 miles away, under the leadership of Leo Gallagher… ; Tuesday Today we hike to Bench Lakes, under the leadership of Mary Fries… ; Wednesday An interlude at Sun Valley, 50 miles away… ; Thursday A few scenes of daily life at Camp ; Friday Where did it go? I must have slept over. ; Saturday Heading for home ; The End
OriginalDuplicating Master: 1047.M41
1967
VC279 123
Summer Outing July 1967 titles (No "The End")
1 film reel (150 feet) : camera original, silent, black & white ; 35mm
Titles identical to 1047.122 except no The End title at the end of the reel.
OriginalDuplicating Master: 1047.M41
1967

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  • Moving Image Collections (University of Washington)
  • Visual Materials Collections (University of Washington)