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Pat Morrow - Pushing the Limits: the Legacy | Episode Eight

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 Grilmmair, Pat Morrow, Don Vockeroth, Laurie Skreslet, and Charlie Locke.

Pat Morrow is a quiet and modest man with an impressive climbing career. He pioneered winter ascents and waterfall ice climbs in his early years in the Rockies, was the second Canadian to climb Mount Everest, and went on to become the first person to climb the highest peaks on all seven continents.

Pat is also an accomplished photographer and filmmaker with many books and films to his credit. Chic Scott caught up with Pat in his home in Canmore on December 5, 1996.

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