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Harvey Manning - Personal Communication
Phone conversation, 22 March 2001
by Lowell Skoog
During the 1960s, The Mountaineers tried to create guidebooks for each of the key sports that the club was involved in. Considering ski mountaineering an important sport, they created a guidebook for it in 1968, designed to offer downhill skiers an alternative to the lifts. The book, Ted Mueller's Northwest Ski Trails, didn't sell. There were a handful of people doing ski mountaineering (the same people who'd been doing it for years) but all the growth at that time was in skinny skiing.
Harvey confirmed that nobody really knows who did the first winter ascent of Mt Olympus. During the mild winters of the late 1930s, anybody could have walked up it, or so it was believed in later years.
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