Mountain Legacy Project director, Eric Higgs, finds himself involved in repeat photography project in Amsterdam, about as far physically and psychologically from the mountains of western Canada as one can get. He is spending the year working on his new book, Changing Nature, which examines the future of ecological restoration in a rapidly changing world. He and his family are based in the northern Netherlands university city of Groningen.
Today’s post comes from Sandra Frey, an MLP field team member for the past 2 1/2 years. Her reflections from a day re-photographing historic images high in the Canadian Rockies are an excellent reminder that mountain days are sometimes more than majestic views and bluebird skies. As Sandra tells us, the mountain environment can be a challenging place to work, live, and play.
August 6 to 12, 2017 was something of an MLP first when a field team attended the Alpine Club of Canada’s General Mountaineering Camp. Photos – historical and modern – along with stories and maps set the scene and show some of the alpine adventures the team shared with University of Alberta students and staff, other GMC participants, ACC staff, and ACMG guides.
The photos in Mountain Legacy Project’s online explorer tell us incredible stories about the landscapes of the Rocky Mountains and Foothills—but what about the stories behind the camera? Julie Fortin, a Master’s student with the Mountain Legacy Project, looks back on her experiences during the 2017 field season.