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Ernest Feuz


"He is a most enjoyable companion, and to one whose climbing experience is limited, it is a real pleasure to have begun on the other end of Ernest's rope." -Mountaineer and author J. Monroe Thorington wrote these words in the fuhrer-buch (guide book) of Ernest Feuz, Swiss guide on his first trip to the Canadian Rockies in 1916.

In 1927, Dyson Duncan of New York wrote "Living in camp with Ernest for three weeks gave me innumerable opportunities for seeing that he is unselfish and helpful by nature. He always did more than his share of camp chores . . . As a companion on a climb he is cheerful and amusing. He has a keen sense of humor."

During the A.C.C. Camp at Palliser Pass in August 1922, Thos. B. Moffat, an enthusiastic and active member of the Alpine Club wrote of Ernest "assisting us from a most dangerous position" on Mount King AlbertEdward Feuz sr., Ernest first came to Canada in 1909 and was stationed for a number of years at Glacier House in the Selkirks. He climbed with Howard Palmer and E.W.D. Holway and others completing many ascents in the Selkirk Range.

In the Rockies Ernest often climbed with Georgia Engelhard and was with her during the filming of "She Climbs to Conquer." After a Mexican party had an accident on Mount VictoriaEdward Feuz jr. who was more outgoing and more in demand. Ernest, however was said to be the superior outdoorsman and hunter.

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