Aileen Harmon - Images
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Maude Harmon and baby Aileen. Photo - Byron Harmon

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Aileen as a child. Photo - Byron Harmon

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Aileen as a child. Photo - Byron Harmon

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Aileen as a young girl. Photo - Byron Harmon

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“Working for the Parks” at lookout.

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Group skiing at Mt. Assinibione, 1932.

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Old Friends at Assiniboine. March 13, 1975
Catherine Whyte, Lizzie Rummel, Aileen Harmon, Sam Evans, Ken Jones, Jim Boyce
Photo - Jim Davies

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Photo by Julia Hutchings

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Julia Hutchings and “Fritz” Photo - Carole Harmon

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Aileen and Julia Hutchings. Afternoon reading. Photo - Carole Harmon

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High Test Coffee. Photo - Pat Morrow

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The 100 Years Celebration, 2012 with Gerry Wilke.

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The 100 Years Celebration, 2012 with the Playgirls.

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With Niece Carole Harmon and Baby Sebastien

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90th Birthday Party

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With Tom Moody

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90th Birthday Party

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At Home

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Out To Lunch

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More High Test Coffee. Photo - Pat Morrow

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With Cummins Falls, Photo - Pat Morrow

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Aileen “Fritz” Harmon 1912 - 2015
Aileen Harmon - Writings
by Aileen Harmon
Few things are more depressing in a mountain camp than ceaseless rain day and night. The rattle of the rain on the tent becomes maddening. It beats into the brain… and that is bad. Despite all precautions the camp gradually becomes a quagmire, with mud everywhere; inside and out; and our clothes are perpetually damp. A ponderous humidity oppresses us. There is something peculiarly malevolent…
by Aileen Harmon
Chapter 1
The Mountain Years
Why am I doing this? Time on my hands, and sweet memories floating in my head: so why not?

Early on, from my small childhood: Sunday school at a Presbyterian church on Bear St.: a Mrs. Birney was one of the teachers, and I think her son Earl, (the poet), was a teenager. I remember hitching a ride on the wagon that delivered coal. Milk also was delivered in a horse-drawn van: Peterson’s, and Moffat’s daries, as I recollect. …
Community bids farewell to Mountain Women
She was an enthusiastic hiker, world traveller, activist, photographer and accomplished backcountry skier who explored remote wilderness at a time few people, let alone women, dared to. …
Aileen Harmon: 100 and the trail goes on
This year, the Club marks with deep appreciation and friendship the centenary of an outstanding member, a woman who has been a well-known figure in the mountains of western Canada, whose life and work has contributed much to the policies and public appreciation of our national parks and who has been a climbing companion to hundreds and a naturalist guide to thousands. …
Another Centenuary - Naturalist, Skier, Climber
While the Vancouver Island Section of the Alpine Club of Canada celebrates its 100th birthday, many members will also be marking with joy and friendship the centenuary of one of our, and Canada’s, most remarkable mountain women, who is resident in our midst, and who turned 100 on January 14, still going strong. …
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