6/6/1940: QUEBEC ALPINE CLUB HOLDS SPRING OUTING. . . Claire Ferrier, President of the Club and one of the nerviest girls in Canada coming over the edge of a rock cliff on Mt. Baldy.
STE. MARGUERITE, QUEBEC. . . Canada’s only girl mountain climbing club, the Quebec Alpine Club, holds its first spring session, in the picturesque Laurentian mountain area. The year’s first conquest was the precipitous cliffs of Mt. Baldy, 2,400 feet of sheer rock which they scaled in less than two hours. Rubber soled shoes, a half inch rope, miner’s picks, and a strong constitution are all they use. Dangling over a 200 foot sheer rock precipice is their greatest joy. Winter months are spent keeping in shape by skiing down that sides of the mountains they climb in summer, at a mile a minute clip. Press Photo: Hamilton Wright