Alpenglow Ski Mountaineering History Project Home
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, see pre-pub notes; blue, complete.
|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|
|Albrecht, Bob and Margi||Skiers since 1940s. Made several backcountry ski trips to Stanley Mitchell hut in Canada during 1960s-70s. Did some backcountry skiing in Cascades, mostly spring trips on volcanos.||Recorded conversation, 14 Sept 2018 at their home.||-|
|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||
(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).
|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.
|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.||-|
|Boesel, Craig||His father was a baker at the Azurite mine in the 1930s, suggested by Jamie Tackman||-||-|
|Borgersen, Mel||Skier since 1930s, ski area consultant through 1980s||
Phone conversation with wife Evelyn, 22 April 2001.
Phone conversation with assistant Delight Mahalko, 17 July 2001.
|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||
E-mail correspondence with son Matt C. Broze.
|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.
|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.
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.
|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).
|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||
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).
|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.
|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||Phone conversation on 21 November 2018. Keith said he would send me some photos to look at. (See email folder.)||-|
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|
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.
|Hessey, Charles and Marion||Skiers active in eastern Cascades since 1930s||
Taped interview with Marion Hessey and Phil Dahl, 29 March 2001
|Hoffman, Walt||Ski mountaineering pioneer in 1930s and 40s||
Conversations and correspondence with Harry Majors in 1970s.
E-mail correspondence with relative, Michael Taylor, April 2006.
|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||Claimed early repeat of Ptarmigan Traverse on foot in 1947. (Credibility is in doubt.)||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.
|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.
|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.
|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).
|Long, William||Skied at Windy Pass with Mel Gourlie in 1939-40, 10th Mountain Division veteran||
Interviewed widow Kathleen Long, 11 September 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.
|Magnusson, Cal||Climber and skier since 1950s, suggested by Joe Firey||
Taped interview, 13 September 2001.
Deceased 10 November 2003.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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).
|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.
|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).
|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||
Taped interview with Gertrude, 20 June 2001.
Gertrude passed away in October 2003 at age 100.
|Snider, Roy||Ski mountaineer since 1930s, recommended by Ralph Eskenazi and others||
Phone conversation, 19 April 2001.
Need to view video interview by Morris Moen.
|Spring, Ira||Skiing and climbing photographer since 1940s||
Taped interview, 17 November 2001.
Deceased 5 June 2003 (Seattle Times obit, 6/7/03).
|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.
|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.||
Sons named Tom and Ted Strizek.
Otto Karl Strizek.
E-mail from grand-daughter Stacie Davies, April 2004.
|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.
|Trott, Otto||Climber and skier since 1930s, Ski Patrol, Mountain Rescue Council||
(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.
|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).
Letter from George Bogdan, circa 2010, following Duke's death.
|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,
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|Baugher, Paul||Joined Crystal Mountain ski patrol in 1980. Was patrol director for 30 years. Active in avalanche safety instruction with Mark Moore through Northwest Avalanche Institute.||Phone conversation, 18 October 2017. Various e-mail correspondence.||-|
|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, Justin||President of Friends of NWAC in 2010s||E-mail correspondence, various dates.||-|
|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, USFS administrator for NW Avalanche Center for many years||NSAW conversation on 10/22/2017 (see email folders)||-|
|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.
Comments on Hurricane Ridge skiing, 9 January 2016.
|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.
|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. Email correspondence about early ski guiding in the Cascades.||-|
|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.
|Kordel, Jan||Active skier since 1990s, especially Snoqualmie Pass area||E-mail correspondence, various dates||-|
|Kostanich, Trevor||Ski mountaineering in North Cascades including 34 day continuous traverse from Snoqualmie Pass to Canadian border in 2017.||Taped conversation about North Cascade traverse, 15 June 2017.||-|
|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.
|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. Phone conversation (see email notes) on 17 Oct 2017. Recorded talk (with Rich Marriott) at NWAC event on 19 Oct 2019. E-mail correspondence, various dates.||-|
|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||-|
|Oakes, Roger Merrill||Author of Skiing in Olympic National Park||
Presentation on Deer Park and Hurricane Ridge skiing, 9 January 2016.
|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||Presentation by Don on the history of Methow Valley XC skiing, 18 Nov 2019.||-|
|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.
Recorded comments on Mt Rainier ski descent at Mazamas banquet, 25 October 2016.
|Rundle, Ed||Active skier since 1980s, especially Wenatchee mountains||-||-|
|Sackett, Randy||Ski guide in Methow Valley in 1980s-90s||Phone conversation, 17 June 2020.||-|
|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.
|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.
|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 NW Avalanche Summit, 8 Nov 2008.
Recorded phone conversation about Northwest guiding, 8 June 2020.
|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. Various e-mail correspondence.||-|
|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||-|
|Woolf, Suze||Telemark and AT skier since 1970s, active in Women Climbers Northwest.||Phone conversation about the Stevens Pass telemark party (1979-95), 24 June 2020.||-|
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