In 1977-79 I (Manrico) lived in Elkford in southeastern British Columbia. This was several years before I met Liz. Many weekends were spent exploring the local peaks, ridges, and valleys with others who lived in the area. The Rocky Mountains in southeastern BC were relatively unexplored by mountaineers and there were many unclimbed peaks.
In the spring of 1979 Ed, Jerry, and I did a sightseeing flight from Cranbrook passing by the mountains near Elkford and Sparwood. We flew by Mt. Fisher, The Steeples, Mt. Washburn, Mt. Vanbuskirk, Phillips Peak, Mt. Hadiken, Mt. Harrison, Mt. Mike, Mt. Peck, Mt. Hornickel, Mt. Forsyth, and the Top of the World Provincial Park.
We paid particular attention to Mt. Washburn because it is prominent and we believed it to be unclimbed. We were reconnoitering it for possible climbing routes. We then did the first ascent in early summer 1979. Here is the webpage with photos of that trip.
Earlier, I along with others made first ascents of Mt. Hadiken and Mt. Hornickel. In early summer 1977 I made a solo first ascent of the east face of Mt. Hosmer which was not on our flight path.
Now the photos which are Kodachrome transparencies scanned in 2021. Unfortunately many of the transparencies have degraded with time even though they were stored properly.
If you expand the photo viewer to full page the “Adventures” menu will stop working. This is because of technical issues with the website software. Pick any other menu item and go to that web page. The “Adventures” menu will then work properly.