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Laurie Skreslet - Pushing the Limits: The Legacy | Episode Eleven

Updated: Nov 28, 2022

In 1996 and 1997 Chic Scott recorded 84 interviews with leading mountaineers all across Canada, as research for his book, Pushing the Limits, The Story of Canadian Mountaineering. These interviews have been safely stored in the archives of the Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies for 25 years and have now been digitized.

Filmmaker Glen Crawford, working with Chic, has selected eleven of the best interviews and has edited them and added photographs to create superb enhanced interviews. These interviews are with Tim Auger, Sharon Wood, Hans Gmoser, Kevin Doyle, Brian Greenwood, Barry Blanchard, Leo Grillmair, Pat Morrow, Don Vockeroth, Charlie Locke, and Laurie Skreslet.

About Laurie Skreslet:

Laurie Skreslet achieved fame in 1982 when he became the first Canadian to summit Mount Everest. But before this Laurie had paid his dues and had pioneered some of the hardest waterfall ice climbs in the Rockies. After his Everest climb, Laurie went on to a successful career as a motivational speaker.

In this interview, recorded in Calgary on September 20, 1996, Laurie speaks eloquently of his passion for climbing, his love of the mountains and the deep friendships he has made over the years.

See more enhanced interviews in the Pushing the Limits: The Legacy project.