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These are people that I have talked to, would like to talk to, or would like to learn more about. Some are skiing or mountaineering participants, others are authorities on the region. I roughly divide them into two groups: persons of interest before 1965 and persons of interest after 1965. Other people of interest, for whom I have no contact information, are listed here. If you know anything about these people, or if you can suggest other names or priorities, contact Lowell Skoog.

Persons shown in yellow are high on my priority list to contact.
I'm satisfied for now with my communications with persons shown in blue.
Review priority: yellow, medium high; white, neutral; green, low; blue, complete.

People of Interest - Before 1965

Who Why Contacts Reviewed
Aaland, G. Don Son and nephew, respectively, of Emil and George Aaland, 1930s ski makers Phone conversation, April 2006. Don sent me some articles about his father and uncle. His family is looking for a pair of solid hickory Aaland skis. LDS, 5/14/2006
Allen, Dale K. Ski mountaineering pioneer in 1930s and 40s Deceased. Taped interview, 16 August 1974, with Harry Majors. Notes from a 1970s conversation, with Chester Marler. LDS, 9/29/2009
Anderson, Lloyd and Mary Mountaineers since 1930s, founders of REI Co-op Lloyd deceased (Seattle Times obit, 9/23/2000).
Video interview, 13 April 1993, by Morris Moen (I kept index by Wanda Powell only, mostly about Mountaineers club, a little about REI, nothing noteworthy).
LDS, 10/8/2005
Bakke, Kjell Leavenworth skier and jumper since 1940s, suggested by Irv Pratt Phone conversation, 12 September 2001 LDS, 9/12/2001
Bauer, Wolf Climber and skier since 1930s, Mountain Rescue Council Taped interview, 27 August 1974, by Harry Majors.
Taped interview, 3 August 1992, by Morris Moen.
Taped interview, 21 September 1992, by Morris Moen.
Taped interview, 9 April 2001, by Lowell Skoog.
Taped MRA talk, 22 June 2001.
Phone conversation, 27 January 2005, by Lowell Skoog.
Conversation, 21 February 2005, by Lowell Skoog.
Taped Patrol Race talk, 24 February 2006.
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Beckey, Fred Climber and skier since 1930s, author of Cascade Alpine Guide E-mail correspondence, March 2001 LDS, 10/21/2002
Bennett, Nelson 10th Mountain Division veteran, White Pass ski area manager for many years after WWII. Transcript of 20 Sept 2007 interview by Jeff Leich of the New England Ski Museum (MS-Word file courtesy Jeff Leich). LDS, 6/9/2012
Bisgaard, Thor Pioneer ski instructor and organizer in 1910s Deceased. E-mail correspondence with grandson Gary Bisgaard, September 2005. Gary sent me scans of his grandfather's pictures. -
Borgersen, Mel Skier since 1930s, ski area consultant through 1980s Deceased.
Phone conversation with wife Evelyn, 22 April 2001.
Phone conversation with assistant Delight Mahalko, 17 July 2001.
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Bressler, Calder Ptarmigan Climbing Club member (1930s) Deceased. 1957 letters re: Ptarmigans, courtesy of Harry Majors. -
Broze, Matt V. Silver Skis racer in 1930s and 40s, 1942 winner Deceased.
E-mail correspondence with son Matt C. Broze.
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Campbell, Arnie Mountaineer since 1930s, friend of Ome Daiber Deceased. 1984 letter re: Ome Daiber, courtesy of Dee Molenaar. -
Campbell, Clarence E. (Buster) 10th Mountain Division veteran, in 15th Infantry during 1941, suggested by Bob Parker Phone conversation, 17 July 2001.
Followup conversation, 12 October 2001.
Since deceased.
LDS, 8/17/2005
Clough, Ralph Ptarmigan Climbing Club member (1930s) 1957 letter re: Ptarmigans, courtesy of Harry Majors. -
Clough, Ray Ptarmigan Climbing Club member (1930s) 1973 letter re: Ptarmigans, courtesy of Harry Majors.
Conversations with Lowell Skoog, 19 February 2001 and 18 May 2001.
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Crews, Paul Author, Early Hiking in the Olympics ,
Climber and skier in Olympic mountains, 1930s
Phone interview, 14 December 2001 -
Cox, Bill Ptarmigan Climbing Club member (1930s) Deceased. 1957 letters re: Ptarmigans, courtesy of Harry Majors. -
Daiber, Ome and Matie Climbers and skiers since 1930s, Ski Patrol, Mountain Rescue Council, equipment design Taped interview, 1974, with Ome Daiber by Harry Majors and Karyl Winn. Ome since deceased.
Taped interview, 17 July 2001, with Matie Daiber by Lowell Skoog.
LDS, 8/25/2005
Degenhardt, Stella Skier since 1950s, Mountaineers history committee Taped interview, 27 April 2001.
Deceased 18 November 2004.
Dickert, O. Philip Climber and skier since 1930s Conversation with Stella Degenhardt, 8 July 1992.
Need to view video interview by Morris Moen.
Deceased 4 December 2004.
(Seattle Times obit, 1/4/05).
(Seattle Times obit for ex-wife, Agnes Dickert, 5/22/03).
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Egg, Dorothy Skier since 1920s, made trip from White Pass to Goat Rocks with Hesseys, suggested by Cascadian members Taped interview, 29 July 2002. LDS, 1/15/2005
Eskenazi, Ralph Ski mountaineering pioneer in 1930s Taped interview, 23 March 2001. -
Fraser, Don and Gretchen Ski racers in 1930s-40s Oral history by Penney Brons, 8 February 1983. LDS, 10/14/2012
Fickeisen, Frank Skier since 1950s, Mountaineers history committee A walk in the woods, 4 May 2001. LDS, 1/19/2005
Firey, Joe and Joan Climbers and skiers since 1950s Joan deceased.
Taped interview with Joe, 8 March 2001.
Taped interview with Joe, 8 August 2002.
Recorded interview with Joe and Carla Firey, 18 June 2008 (mountaineering).
LDS, 1/27/2005
Giese, Hans-Otto Ski mountaineering pioneer, competitor and ski booster, 1920s through 1940s Deceased. Left several scrapbooks.
Met with son Peter Giese, 14 August 2001.
LDS, 9/5/2001
Gilbert, Bruce Yakima skier and climber in 1950s, skied with Chuck Hessey at Lyman Lake and Spanish Camp Phone conversation, 11 June 2001 LDS, 6/11/2001
Gourlie, Melvin Lived year-round near Windy Pass from 1936-41 Interview, 11 September 2001. Since deceased. LDS, 9/12/2001
Gunnar, Keith Climber, skier and photographer since 1950s, suggested by Stella Degenhardt - -
Hall, Sigurd Ski mountaineering pioneer in 1930s.
Killed in 1940 Silver Skis race.
Deceased. E-mail correspondence with cousin Judy Earle and nephew Kristen Rekdal, various dates. LDS, 12/2/2009
Havlin, Don Long-time historian of the Cascadians in Yakima Conversation, 28 June 2001. LDS, 2/5/2005
Hawkins, Jim Mt Olympus IGY research in late 1950s,
Winter ascent of Mt Olympus
Transcribed interview by Stella Degenhardt, 28 Dec 1997.
E-mail correspondence, February 2004.
LDS, 1/24/2005
Hessey, Charles and Marion Skiers active in eastern Cascades since 1930s Charles deceased.
Taped interview with Marion Hessey and Phil Dahl, 29 March 2001
LDS, 1/12/2005
Hoffman, Walt Ski mountaineering pioneer in 1930s and 40s Deceased.
Conversations and correspondence with Harry Majors in 1970s.
E-mail correspondence with relative, Michael Taylor, April 2006.
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Horn, Dick Worked at Azurite mine year-round in 1930s. Deceased. Taped interview, 12 August 1974, by Harry Majors. LDS, 8/22/2003
Hossack, Jack and Mary Climbers and skiers since 1930s Need to listen to audio interview by Stella Degenhardt. -
Jones, Bob Early repeat of Ptarmigan Traverse on foot in 1947. Taped interview by Louise Suhr, 21 May 2011. LDS, 7/3/2011
Kirschner, Chuck Ptarmigan Climbing Club member (1930s) 1957 and 1973 letters re: Ptarmigans, courtesy of Harry Majors.
Taped interview by Lowell Skoog, 21 June 2001.
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LaChapelle, Ed Field leader, Mt Olympus IGY research in late 1950s, skier and avalanche researcher Taped phone interview, 5 December 2001.
Follow-up e-mails, nothing noteworthy.
LDS, 1/24/2005
Lang, Otto Directed ski schools at Paradise, Baker and Hood in late 1930s Phone conversation, 16 April 2001 LDS, 2/5/2005
Larson, Erick Ski mountaineering pioneer in 1930s and 40s Taped interview, 13 October 2001.
Viewed Dwight Watson movies.
LDS, 12/1/2009
Lert, Wolfgang Skied with Ben Thompson and others at Mt Rainier occasionally in 1933-35. Phone conversation, 1 November 2004. -
Little, Walt Mountaineers ski committee chair in early 1940s, launched ski mountaineering course Taped interview, 28 March 2001.
Deceased 28 February 2002 (LDS obit, 3/6/2002).
LDS, 1/21/2005
Long, William Skied at Windy Pass with Mel Gourlie in 1939-40, 10th Mountain Division veteran Deceased.
Interviewed widow Kathleen Long, 11 September 2001.
LDS, 9/13/2001
Low, Albert Cle Elum skier in 1930s Letter dated 12 February 2003, prompted by Mountain Echo article. -
Lyon, Tom Friend of Charles and Marion Hessey, suggested by Cragg Gilbert, Sr. and Purna Rankin E-mail correspondence, December 2001.
Conversation, 20 October 2007.
LDS, 1/14/2005
Magnusson, Cal Climber and skier since 1950s, suggested by Joe Firey Taped interview, 13 September 2001.
Deceased 10 November 2003.
LDS, 2/3/2005
Manning, Harvey Mountaineer since 1950s, writer and authority on conservation issues Conversation about the project, 22 March 2001
Need to view video interview by Morris Moen.
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Martin, James Climber and skier since 1930s, suggested by Mac Bates Taped interview, 12 April 2001.
Deceased 25 June 2004. (LDS obit, 7/17/2004).
E-mail correspondence with daughter Judy Hedges.
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Maxwell, Lex Long-time Yakima mountaineer, suggested by Jim Kurtz Phone conversations 13 April 2001 and 14 May 2001 LDS, 5/14/2001
MacGowan, George and Jane Climbers and skiers since 1930s Need to listen to audio interview with Jane by Stella Degenhardt. -
Metzger, Charles Ptarmigan Climbing Club member (1930s) 1978 letter re: Ptarmigans, courtesy of Harry Majors. -
Meulemans, John and Irene Skiers and climbers since 1950s Taped interview, 6 November 2001.
E-mail correspondence, 6 February 2005.
LDS, 2/4/2005
Miller, Tom Climber since 1950s, Mountaineers history committee E-mail regarding 1953 Ptarmigan traverse, September 2003 -
Myers, Tom Jr. Ptarmigan Climbing Club member (1930s) 1957 letter re: Ptarmigans, courtesy of Harry Majors. -
Nelson, John and June Early skiers at Deer Park, Olympic Mountains 1996 narration of Yesteryear Olympics, a film with footage of skiing at Deer Park in 1940s. -
Neupert, Bob Skier since 1930s, suggested by Phil Dickert Need to view video interview by Morris Moen. -
Newell, Ed Official of Washington Ski Club and National Ski Association in 1930s Interview by Susan Noble, 29 November 1980, courtesy of NESM -
Parker, Robert W. 10th Mountain Division veteran, trained on Mt Rainier, suggested by George Senner Phone conversation, 16 July 2001.
Followup conversation 24 July 2001.
LDS, 8/17/2005
Parker, Sally (Dabney) Grand-niece of Edith Dabney, a member of the 1909 Roberts ski party to Mt Rainier E-mail and written correspondence, 2011. LDS, 11/27/2011
Penberthy, Larry Accompanied Hall and Hennig on 1939 Rainier ski ascent. Engineer at Holden, 1938-41. Interview by Tom Miller, 24 March 1998 (I have index only).
Phone conversation, 4 June 2001.
Deceased 24 November 2001 (Seattle Times obit, 12/04/01).
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Phelps, Ralph Led 41st Infantry ski patrol in 1941. Later became commanding Major General of 41st Infantry Division in Washington State. E-mail correspondence with son Richard Carlson, October 2004. LDS, 8/18/2005
Pratt, Irv Skier since 1930s, authority on Silver Skis race, heads Ancient Skiers group, has ski museum artifacts Taped interview, 7 September 2001. -
Quoidbach, Rob and Val Brothers involved in skiing and rescue on Mt St Helens since 1950s, suggested by Pete Schoening - -
Reasoner, Hank Mt Baker ski tow operator in 1940s, skied Mt Shuksan with Otto Trott in 1941 Phone conversations and letters, various dates.
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Robinson, Lon Skier and climber since 1930s, suggested by John Woodward and Chuck Welsh E-mail correspondence, various dates. Sent me recollections of the UW ski team in 1930s. Taped interview, 6 February 2007. -
Rose, Gary Climber and skier since 1950s Taped interview, 26 April 2001. LDS, 2/2/2005
Schoening, Pete Climber and skier since 1940s, attempts to climb Mt Olympus in winter Taped interview, a walk in the woods, 4 May 2001.
Deceased 22 Sept 2004 (Seattle Times obit, 9/24/04, Seattle P-I obit, 9/24/04).
LDS, 1/19/2005
Schwaegler, Dick Skied in 1948 Silver Skis race Emails forwarded to me by Don Heath, 2011. -
Seidelhuber, Hank Silver Skis racer, 10th Mountain Division veteran, rescue missions with Ome Daiber Brief conversation at 10th Mountain Division luncheon, 8 November 2005. LDS, 10/12/2006
Senner, George Mt Rainier ranger and guide in 1940s, 10th Mountain Division veteran, suggested by Stella Degenhardt Taped interview, 15 June 2001. Since deceased. LDS, 8/17/2005
Shorrock, Paul and Gertrude Skiers since 1930s, Patrol Race, suggested by Mac Bates Paul deceased.
Taped interview with Gertrude, 20 June 2001.
Gertrude passed away in October 2003 at age 100.
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Snider, Roy Ski mountaineer since 1930s, recommended by Ralph Eskenazi and others Phone conversation, 19 April 2001. Since deceased.
Need to view video interview by Morris Moen.
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Spring, Ira Skiing and climbing photographer since 1940s Taped interview, 17 November 2001.
Deceased 5 June 2003 (Seattle Times obit, 6/7/03).
LDS, 1/25/2005
Stark, Bill and Peg Long-time hikers and skiers in Enchantment Lakes, Wenatchee Mountains Interview by Stella Degenhardt, 29 Aug 1996.
Taped interview by Lowell Skoog, 30 April 2001.
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Stingl, Karl Active in Olympic Mountains in 1930s and 40s, instructor for 10th Mountain Division troops, Silver Skis racer in 1940s, suggested by George Senner and others Taped interview, 22 August 2005 LDS, 8/24/2005
Strizek, Otto Ski pioneer in 1920s and 1930s. Deceased. Sons named Tom and Ted Strizek. Father was Otto Karl Strizek.
E-mail from grand-daughter Stacie Davies, April 2004.
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Thompson, Will Ptarmigan Climbing Club member (1930s), 10th Mountain Division veteran Phone conversation, 2 April 2001.
Taped interview, 5 September 2001.
1957 and 1972 letters re: Ptarmigans, courtesy of Harry Majors.
LDS, 8/19/2005
Trott, Otto Climber and skier since 1930s, Ski Patrol, Mountain Rescue Council Deceased (Seattle Times obit, 6/30/1999).
Taped interview with son-in-law Nicholas Corff, 27 June 2001.
1st person account of Mt Shuksan and Mt Index climbs, courtesy of Harry Majors.
LDS, 9/12/2005
Ulrichs, Hermann Climbing pioneer in 1930s Deceased. Taped Interview, 3 July 1973, by Karyl Winn. LDS, 2/16/2005
Watson, R. Duke Climber and skier since 1930s, 10th Mountain Division veteran, co-founder of Crystal Mountain ski area Taped interview, 13 February 1986, by Don A. Schmechel.
Video interview, 8 May 1986, by Don A. Schmechel.
Transcribed interview, 25 April 1994, by Stella Degenhardt.
Taped interview, 4 May 2001, by Lowell Skoog.
Taped interview, 11 June 2001, by Lowell Skoog.
Taped interview, 20 October 2004, by Kevin Daley (NPS).
Taped interview, 29 August 2005, by Lowell Skoog.
Taped interview, 21 Sept 2005, by Lowell Skoog (photos).
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Watson, Dwight Ski mountaineering pioneer in 1930s and 40s Deceased. Taped interview, 30 August 1973, by Harry Majors. LDS, 10/6/2005
Waverek, Alphonse 10th Mountain Division veteran, member of 15th Infantry ski patrol in 1940-41 Phone conversation, 19 December 2007,
LDS, 12/19/2007
Welsh, Chuck Guide on Mt Rainier in 1940s, first complete ski descent of Rainier, via Emmons Glacier Taped interview, 14 September 2001 LDS, 1/26/2005
Whittaker, Jim and Lou Guides on Mt Rainier since 1950s, ski descent of Ingraham Glacier Bob McIntyre also suggests Peter Whittaker as a good source. -
Winder, Art Climbing and skiing pioneer in 1930s Taped interview, 6 August 1973 (with Don Blair, Forest Farr, Norval Grigg, James Martin, and Herbert Strandberg) by Harry Majors and Karyl Winn. LDS, 2/5/2005
Winters, Eugene 10th Mountain Division veteran, in 41st Division ski patrol during 1941, suggested by John Woodward Phone conversation, 4 October 2001.
Letter, 5 October 2001.
LDS, 8/18/2005
Woods, Wilfred Skier since 1930s, long-time publisher of the Wenatchee World Phone conversation, 14 January 2003.
November 2007, oral history clip by Nancy Warner, from the Wenatchee World.
Recorded interview, 3 December 2007.
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Woodward, John B. UW ski team in 1930s, 10th Mountain Division veteran, co-owner of A&T Ski Company, suggested by Duke Watson Taped interview, 13 July 2001,
Taped interview, 18 August 2001,
Taped interview, 15 October 2002,
Taped conversation while viewing photos, with Duke Watson, 18 October 2006.
LDS, 9/8/2005

People of Interest - 1965 and After

Who Why Contacts Reviewed
Ackley, Sprague Active skier in 1980s and 90s, especially Methow mountains E-mail correspondence, various dates -
Avaiusini, Sam Steep descents beginning in 2000s E-mail correspondence, various dates -
Baldwin, John Author of B.C. Coast guidebooks, North Cascade border area Phone conversation, June 2004 -
Barnett, Steve Active skier since 1970s, author Cross-Country Downhill Conversation about Ptarmigan Traverse, 5 January 2001.
Recorded interview, 23 January 2008.
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Berrens, Jeff Skied Mt Adams, NW Face North Ridge, in 1988. E-mail correspondence, January 2006 -
Brayshaw, Drew Active Canadian climber since 1990s, friend of David Persson. E-mail correspondence, various dates -
Brill, Gary Active backcountry skier since 1970s, avalanche instructor. Recorded talk at 17 Nov 2007 NW Avalanche Summit -
Briody, Gordon Active skier since 1980s, especially Wenatchee Mountains, suggested by Jim Nelson and the Starks Phone conversation, 19 April 2004 -
Burgdorfer, Rainer Author of Cascade backcountry skiing guidebooks in 1986 and 1999 - -
Burr, Eric Active skier since 1970s, especially Methow mountains - -
Chilton, John Knowledgeable about ski descents near U.S.-Canada border, may be writing a book, suggested by John Baldwin - -
Condon, Jia Knowledgeable about ski descents near U.S.-Canada border, suggested by Drew Brayshaw and John Baldwin - -
Crawshaw, Rene Knowledgeable about ski descents near U.S.-Canada border E-mail correspondence, various dates -
Davis, Dan Climber and skier since 1960s, ski descent of Fuhrer Finger in 1980 - -
Dawson, Lou Colorado author of Wild Snow E-mail correspondence, various dates. Lou sent me notes from his research into the Skadi avalanche transceiver. -
Dittli, John North Cascades climbing ranger in 1980s, ski traverses in Skagit region and elsewhere E-mail correspondence, various dates. -
DuBuque, Armond Steep descents beginning in 2000s E-mail correspondence, various dates -
Emetaz, Roland Formerly with USFS, worked on North Cascades winter sports study circa 1970 - -
Farnham, Dale Active skier since 1980s, especially on Mt Rainier E-mail correspondence, October 2002. -
Feigl, Eric Skied Cascadian Couloir on Mt Stuart in 1979, suggested by Brent Hostetler E-mail correspondence, April 2002. Sent me an account of his Mt Stuart ski. -
Ferber, Garth Northwest Weather and Avalanche Center forecaster since 1993 NWAC guided tour (with Mark Moore), 26 March 2005. Recorded talk at 8 Nov 2008 NW Avalanche Summit. -
Ferguson, Stu Active skier since 1960s, possible early ski of Fuhrer Finger - -
Firth, Matt Active skier since 1980s, especially Methow mountains and Pasayten Wilderness. Skied "American Alps Traverse" from Diablo to Holden in 2002. E-mail correspondence, various dates -
Fortier, Phil Steep descents beginning in 2000s E-mail correspondence, various dates -
Frank, W.D. Yakima ski mountaineer, skied Adams Glacier in 1990, suggested by Lex Maxwell E-mail correspondence, various dates. Sent me account of Adams Glacier ski. -
Galvin, Dave Member of Sahalie (formerly Commonwealth) Ski Club at Snoqualmie Pass. Avid amateur historian. E-mail correspondence, January 2012. -
Ganster, Jack Manager of Olympic Mountaineering in Port Angeles, knowledgeable about recent ski descents in Olympics E-mail correspondence, March 2002. Jack said he would send me some names. -
Gibson, Rob Active skier since 1990s, avalanche forecaster in Snoqualmie Pass, suggested by Jan Kordel. E-mail correspondence, various dates -
Goodman, Don Cascade mountaineer since 1970s E-mail correspondence about North Star Mountain, August 2001 -
Hayes, Dana Rumored to have skied Bailey Range solo in 1979 Lives in Oakland, CA? Parents in Sequim? -
Heathershaw, Kent Climber and skier on Olympic Penninsula since 1960s, suggested by Joe Firey Contacted, hoping to arrange meeting -
Hendon, Harry Active Cascade skier in 1980s, Ptarmigan Traverse, Snowfield Peak - -
Hindman, Steve Active skier since 1980s, U.S.-Canada boundary traverse, ski descents near Canadian border E-mail correspondence, various dates -
Horwitz, Aaron Guide for RMI, ski descent of Tahoma Glacier on Mt Rainier in 1997 E-mail correspondence, various dates -
Hughes, Jack Veteran ranger on Hurricane Ridge, skier in Olympic Mountains since 1960s, suggested by Seabury Blair and Pete Schoening Taped interview, 3 December 2005. -
Hummel, Jason and Josh Steep descents beginning in 2000s, friends of Ben Manfredi. E-mail correspondence, various dates.
Recorded interview by Fitz Cahall, podcast 20 June 2008.
Recording of American Alps Traverse presentation (Jason Hummel, Kyle Miller), 14 August 2013.
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Jackson, Eric Active skier since 1990s, especially Olympic mountains. Friend of Pat Whittaker and Larry Smith. E-mail correspondence, various dates -
Johnston, Scott Skier and guide active in Methow mountains since 1990s - -
Kaplan, Josh Active skier since 2000s E-mail correspondence, various dates -
Kearney, Alan Cascade ski Mountaineering since 2000s Recorded 11/1/2013 slideshow at Backcountry Essentials store (Bellingham) about 2013 Picket Range traverse with Kyle Breakey. -
Kellogg, Chad Steep snowboard descents on Mt Rainier since 1990s E-mail correspondence, various dates -
Kieler, Jens Ski descents on Shuksan, Whitehorse, other peaks since 1980s E-mail correspondence, various dates -
Kirkland, N. L. Ski orbit of Mt Rainier in 1986 - -
Knott, Greg Extensive skiing in Methow mountains since 1980s, Azurite Mine historian, suggested by Steve Barnett - -
Knudson, Dave Climber and skier since 1970s, photographer Phone conversations, April 2004.
Deceased 21 July 2005.
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Kordel, Jan Active skier since 1990s, especially Snoqualmie Pass area E-mail correspondence, various dates -
Kubin, Patrick Former president of Longview Ski Club, knowledgeable about skiing history of Mt St. Helens E-mail correspondence, various dates -
Landry, Chris 1980 ski descent of Liberty Ridge, Mt Rainier - -
Leight, Cliff Active Cascade mountaineer since 1980s, ski traverse of Bacon-Blum area in 1991, photographer - -
Lindahl, Eric Recollections of Rudy Amsler E-mail correspondence, various dates -
Lyford, Steve Ski descents of many routes on Mt Hood, since 1980s, suggested by Jeff Thomas. - -
Majors, Harry North Cascades historian and author since 1970s E-mail and post correspondence, various dates -
Manfredi, Ben Steep descents of Cascade peaks, 1997-2003. E-mail correspondence, various dates.
Deceased 9 November 2003.
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Marler, Chester Active skier since 1960s, especially east of the divide, suggested by Silas Wild and the Starks E-mail correspondence, various dates. Chester sent me a copy of his book East of the Divide. -
Martin, Steve Steep descents beginning in 1990s E-mail correspondence, various dates -
Mass, Cliff UW meteorology professor Recorded talk at on PNW climate change at 3 Nov 2013 Northwest Snow and Avalanche Workshop (NSAW) -
McLean, Andrew Steep descents beginning in 1990s E-mail correspondence, various dates -
Moore, Mark Director of Northwest Weather and Avalanche Center, co-founded it in 1975-76 Recorded talk at 17 Nov 2007 NW Avalanche Summit -
Mueller, Ted Author, Northwest Ski Trails, 1968 - -
Nelson, Jim Active climber since 1970s, author of Cascade climbing guidebooks E-mail correspondence, March 2001 -
Nielsen, Bob Stehekin resident, familiar with local history. Skied "American Alps Traverse" from Diablo to Holden in 2002. E-mail correspondence, various dates -
O'Callahan, Robert Knowledgeable about the Mt Pilchuck ski area in 1960s and 70s. E-mail correspondence, various dates. Sent me information about Mt Pilchuck, March 2002. -
O'Connor Kip Active skier since 1980s, especially on Mt Hood, suggested by John Harlin - -
Pattison, Don Active skier since 1980s, especially on Mt Hood E-mail correspondence, various dates -
Pehota, Eric Knowledgeable about steep descents near U.S.-Canada border, suggested by Drew Brayshaw. - -
Peritore, Ross Steep descents beginning in 2000s E-mail correspondence, various dates -
Portman, Don and Sally Active skiers since 1970s, especially Methow mountains - -
Povolny, Brian 1990s ski descents of Stuart, Shuksan and other peaks E-mail correspondence, various dates -
Randolph, Ned Former RMI guide, ski descents on Mt Rainier since 1980s E-mail correspondence, various dates -
Robinson, Doug Accompanied Chris Landry on 1980 ski descent of Liberty Ridge. E-mail correspondence, various dates -
Rundle, Ed Active skier since 1980s, especially Wenatchee mountains - -
Schmidt, Andreas Active skier since 1980s, skied N couloir of Tenpeak E-mail correspondence, various dates -
Sjue, Sky Steep descents beginning in 2000s E-mail correspondence, various dates.
Recorded talk at 17 Nov 2007 NW Avalanche Summit. Recorded interview by Fitz Cahall, podcast 20 June 2008. Recorded U.W. slideshow, 19 Nov 2008.
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Skoog, Carl Active skier since 1980s, descents of Mowich Face, north ridge of Mt Baker, other peaks, photographer E-mail correspondence, various dates.
Deceased 17 October 2005.
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Smith, Larry Active skier since 1960s, especially Olympic mountains. Friend of Eric Jackson and Pat Whittaker. E-mail correspondence, various dates. Larry sent me excerpts from an unpublished guidebook as well as information about his grandfather's ski trips in the Olymipcs. -
Smutek, Ray Active skier in 1970s, publisher of Off Belay magazine from 1972-81, suggested by Joe Firey - -
Stimberis, John WSDOT avalanche forecaster (since 1999) E-mail correspondence, various dates. Conversation during Chinook Pass avalanche control work, 18 May 2009. -
Sullivan, Brian First ski crossing of Ptarmigan Traverse, other high routes in 1980s Conversation about Ptarmigan Traverse, 1 January 2001 -
Tripp, Jim Timberline ski patrol leader, knowledgeable about skiing on Mt Hood, suggested by Don Pattison - -
Vanpatten, Steve Ski descent of Mt Shuksan summit pyramid, active skier since 1980s, suggested by Max Block Phone conversation, 14 April 2004 -
Vershes, Ludwig Long-time skier in Leavenworth area, suggested by Gordon Briody and Matt Perkins. - -
Volken, Martin Active skier since 1990s, steep descents and high routes, mountain guide E-mail correspondence, various dates. Recorded talk at 8 Nov 2008 NW Avalanche Summit. -
Warner, Nancy Working on oral history project on skiing in north central Washington E-mail correspondence, various dates. -
Whittaker, Pat Active skier since 1990s, especially Olympic mountains. Friend of Eric Jackson and Larry Smith. E-mail correspondence, various dates. Pat sent me a list of glaciers in the Olympics that he has skied. -
Wicklund, Scott Ski descent of Ulrich's Couloir on Mt Stuart in 1990, photographer Phone conversation, 8 February 2002. Sent me Northwest Skier article about Mt Stuart trip. -
Wilbour, Craig WSDOT avalanche forecaster (since 1970s-80s), skiing around Snoqualmie Pass since 1970s, skier in Wenatchee mountains Recorded talk at 17 Nov 2007 and 8 Nov 2008 NW Avalanche Summit. -
Wilder, Shane Ski descent of Mt Stuart, Sherpa Glacier couloir in late 1990s, according to Armond DuBuque - -
Witte, Jim Ski descent of Mt Shuksan summit pyramid, active skier since 1980s, suggested by Steve Vanpatten Phone conversation, 20 April 2004 -
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