Collection jas-2556 - Jasper Yellowhead Historical Society Japanese Alpine Club photograph collection

Members of the Japanese Mount Alberta Expedition at the Jasper Park Lodge, Jasper National Park, ... Members of the Japanese Mount Alberta Expedition at the Jasper Park Lodge, Jasper National Park, ... Members of the Japanese Mount Alberta Expedition at the Jasper Park Lodge, Jasper National Park, ...

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Jasper Yellowhead Historical Society Japanese Alpine Club photograph collection

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CA JAS jas-2556

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  • 1925 (Creation)
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    Jasper Yellowhead Historical Society, collector

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3 photographs : b&w prints

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In the early 1960s the Jasper Yellowhead Historical Society began collecting photographs on various subjects pertaining to Jasper's history. These photographs relating to the Japanese Alpine Club were gathered from various sources to form this collection.

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The collection consists of photographs of the members Japanese Alpine Club at Jasper Park Lodge and the Brewster stable.

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In 1925 a team of climbers from the Japanese Alpine Club made the first ascent of Mt. Alberta. The group included; Yuko Maki, S. Hashimoto, N. Okabe, Y. Mita, T. Hayakawa and M. Hatano. They left behind an ice axe along with a record of the climb. In 1948 a group of Americans on the second ascent of Mt. Alberta retrieved the upper section of the axe and donated it to the American Alpine Club Museum. In 1995 it was passed on to the Jasper Yellowhead Museum and Archives. The bottom half was retrieved by another party of Japanese climbers in 1965. In August 2000 a ceremony was held to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the first ascent. At this time the two pieces were brought together. They are now both in the possession of the Jasper Yellowhead Museum and Archives.<br><br>Record No. ID98<br><br>

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