Dave Smith climbing on the Aiguille de l'M above Chamonix, France.
Matt Hale rappelling from the Aiguille du Grepon in the French Alps. The rope is attached to the Madonna bolted into the granite summit.
Dave Smith rappels into a deep crevasse on the ascent of the north face of the Dent d'Herens in 1973. This deep crevasse cut across the face from one side to the other, and it was necessary to descend into the crevasse then climb the 30 metre overhanging upper lip to continue the climb.
Scottish mountain guide Dave Knowles scouting locations during the filming of The Eiger Sanction Film in 1974. Dave was killed by stonefall two days later.
Matt Hale negotiates the crux moves on the Gervesutti Pillar on Mont Blanc du Tacul, in the Mont Blanc Massif, near Chamonix.
Lloyd MacKay climbing a steep crack, high above the clouds on the north face of the Aiguille du Dru (1973).
Roger Brook climbing high above the clouds in the Nepalese Himalaya (1973).
Roger Brook at about 5500 m on the ridge of Myagdi Matha in the Nepalese Himalaya, seen from the tent door at camp 2 (1973).
Dave Smith on the 500 metre headwall on the north face of the Dent d'Herens (1973).
Mountain guide Dan Griffith on the pinnacle near Abbot Pass.
Mountain guide Dave Smith leads Tom Duckworth along the crest of Les Courtes in the French Alps.
Lloyd MacKay climbs the steep crux of the Swiss Direct Route on the north face of Les Courtes in the French Alps (1973). This photo was on the cover of Mountain Magazine #46 in 1975.
Jonn Calvert on the Red Shirt route on Yamnuska.
Dick Renshaw climbs deep snow above camp 1 on the south west pillar of Mount Logan (1977).
This image shows Dave Smith climbing the famous bolt ladder on Corkscrew on Yamnuska. It probably all goes free now!
In the early 1970s American alpinist Matt Hale and I climbed the north face of the Aiguille du Triolet in the French Alps. It was a fabulous route – 1000 m high set at about 55 degrees.
In 1977 Laurie Skreslet introduced me to waterfall ice climbing. I took this shot of Laurie on our first climb together, The Professor Falls near Banff.