Really cool historical look at the role of Swiss Mountain Guides in the development of mountaineering tourism in the Canadian Rocky Mountains. Swiss Mountain Guides were imported by the Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) to work at company hotels between 1899 and 1954, leading hundreds of first ascents and taught safe climbing techniques to thousands of climbers. By the 1950s and 1960s a younger generation of Swiss mountaineers became crucial in development of modern mountain rescue, avalanche control, skiing and helicopter skiing. The historic home of the pioneering Swiss Mountain Guides is currently up for sale if anyone is interested MORE INFO BELOW⬇⬇⬇
Further information regarding the Edelweiss Village in Golden, BC:
The Edelweiss Village is the historic home of the pioneering Swiss Mountain Guides in the Rocky Mountains. The property is currently on sale, which has prompted an interest group to take action. In order to prevent the loss of this historically significant site, a group of Swiss-Canadian stakeholders has launched the campaign “Saving Edelweiss Village in Canada”.