Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:
Overview Oral history interview of Alex Drummond [formerly Ron Cox]. Interview began with Drummond describing his childhood, early climbs with his father, and high school and college experiences. Included descriptions of Drummond's climbs in Mount Teton, Mount Rainier, and several mountains in Colorado. Drummond detailed his pulmonary edema episodes at Mount Rainier, leading to his diagnosis of high-altitude pulmonary edema (HAPE) and frostbite injuries. Discussed a 1978 cross-country skiing tip across...
Overview Oral history interview of Bill Putnam, who served as treasurer and President of the American Alpine Club, discussed club members, relationships, and politics of the organization, including the large rift regarding the move of American Alpine Club offices. Putnam describes some of his climbs in British Columbia, Montana, Alaska, New York, Colorado, Italy, and other places. Many times Putnam mentioned several trips to the Silkirk Mountains. Putnam talked of his experiences in the Army during...
Dates: 2001 May 12
Overview Oral history interview with Robert Wallace Craig began with a description of the Craig family tree, including his relationships with his mother, father, and stepfather. Discussed Bob Craig's military career during World War II in the Navy and his experiences in Nagasaki and Hiroshima, Japan and during racial integration of the Navy. Craig detailed his climbs including Devil's Thumb, Kates Needle, Mount McKinley, Mount Rainier, Longs Peak, Garden of the Gods, Shiprock, K2 and Mount Everest....
Dates: 2001 May 16
Overview Interview begins with Charles Houston describing his personal life and his childhood, including travelling as a child with his family. Houston detailed his pranks as a child and punishments. Also discussed his fascination with the American Civil War. Discussed academic career at Harvard and medical school at Columbia. In 1937, American Alpine Club asked Houston to organize an expedition to K2. Detailed a few stories from his time practicing medicine. Houston explained how he enlisted in Navy...
Dates: 2000 August 23
Overview Oral history interview with Robert Bates, an eminent American Alpine Club member. Bates enumerates his climbs of Mount McKinley, Mount Washington, K2, White Mountains, the Alps, Mount Alverstone, Mount Hubbard, Mount Russell, and more. Bates described his college education and Ph.D., his early experience surveying, and his early climbs. Bates discussed in detail his 1938 K2 climb and the ensuing challenges such as his teammate surviving Dengue Fever, multiple attempts to set up base camp, and...
Dates: 2000 November 10