A WORK IN PROGRESS
Visitors should appreciate that what is being offered here is not complete. In fact, a project such as this will never be complete.
Additional features are being added as the project develops. As well, photographs of the peaks are
continually being added.
Over 4000 photos of mountains and passes are now available on the site. Archival photos of many of the individuals who played significant roles in the history of the Canadian Rockies have been added to the biographies in the "Mountain People" section.
Introductions to published climbing routes and scrambles on many of the mountains have been
incorporated with the co-operation of authors Sean
Dougherty and Alan Kane.
Of course not all of the sorting, filtering and querying power of a database is available through this website. However, future upgrades to the site will offer additional options to the visitor.
Basic information presented in this version of PeakFinder provides a foundation for its development in a number of ways. All comments regarding this initial version are welcome and if you have ideas for additional fields, links, etc., for the future evolution of the project please let
CORRECTIONS AND ADDITIONS
A work of this scope will inevitably contain errors. Visitors are encouraged to search for them and advise the author by email of any they find. Once the error is confirmed, it will be
Visitors may also contribute by filling in some of PeakFinder's missing cells and adding to the information already presented. The author welcomes additional material and will be pleased to incorporate it into the databases and associated
Numerous visitors have forwarded biographical
information regarding individuals who have peaks in the
Rockies named after them. We have been pleased to
incorporate this into the website.
A tremendous advantage of presenting information in this format and on a website is that it will always be current and easily corrected, updated and improved upon. Through the participation of individuals interested in the geography, history and other aspects of the Canadian Rockies, PeakFinder will grow in size and accuracy over the years.
REQUESTS FOR INFORMATION
If you have specific information that you feel may be accessible through the sorting, filtering, and querying power of PeakFinder please feel free to
Much of the information in this collection is based on the work of others. The following sources are gratefully acknowledged:
Place Names of Alberta by Aphrodite Karamitsanis
British Columbia Place Names by G.P.V. and Helen B. Akrigg
Place Names of the Canadian Alps by Glen Boles, William Putnam, and Roger Laurilla
Climbers Guides to the Rocky Mountain of Canada by William Putnam, Robert Kruszyna, Chris Jones, and Glen Boles
Kananaskis Country Trail Guide by Gillean Daffern
Canadian Rockies Trail Guide by Brian Patton and
Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies
Janet Mason, British Columbia Place Names Co-ordinator
Merrily Aubrey, Alberta Place Names Co-ordinator
Sean Dougherty, Selected Alpine Climbs in the Canadian Rockies
Alan Kane, Scrambles in the Canadian Rockies
Rienk Lakeman, George Brindle, Alan
Kane, Dr. John D. Birrell, Ken Jones, Dan Fox, Gillean Daffern, Tony Daffern, Gary
Sargenia, Bennett Wong, Glen Boles, Vern Dewit, Larry
Stanier, Steve Vachon, Greg Redies, Georgina Brown, Ed Michalski, David
Wasserman, Dave Whiting, Steve Tober, Dave McRitchie, Rob
Cowie, Ron Ellis, Denis Longuépée,
Bill Cunes, Carl Potter, Marge McArthur, Ferdl Taxbock, Karl Staddon, Anne Beliveau, Bob St. John, Pat McDonald,
Evans, Allan Schierman, Tracey Preston-Hucik,
Brad Harrison, Robert Boyko,
Aaron Osicki, Ivan Pull, Mark Jobsis, Eric Macht,
and through Eric Higgs, photos from the Morrison
Bridgland Repeat Photography Project.
Some of the information presented in PeakFinder is
taken directly from "Calgarys Mountain Panorama" and "50 Roadside Panoramas in the Canadian Rockies." Both are published by Rocky Mountain Books.
photographs, and other information presented on this website are subject to copyright. No part of the databases and associated files may be copied or re-transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, nor can any portion of the database and associated files be stored in any information storage or retrieval system except where expressly permitted in writing by the author.