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Peter Sarbach

(1844-1930) Peter Sarbach was the first of the Swiss guides to work in the Canadian Rockies. Norman Collie 's first ascents of Mount Lefroy and Mount Victoria in 1897 were led by Sarbach who, later that summer, guided Collie's party to the summit of the mountain that they named Mount Sarbach. The view of high, unclimbed peaks to the north inspired Collie to return the following year and continue his explorations.