OUTRAM, James




Author Tags: 1900-1950, Outdoors, Transient

Clergyman James Outram, born in London, England in 1864, was also a businessman, author, militia officer (in Afghanistan), zoologist and world traveller who made numerous mountaineering ascents in the Rockies and Columbias in 1990, 1901 and 1902. In the Heart of the Rockies (1905; New York: Macmillan, 1923; Rocky Mountain Books, 2007) records his outdoor adventures in British Columbia and Alberta. He lived in Calgary prior to his death in Victoria on March 12, 1925. He is credited with the ascent of Cascade Mountain (2,998 m/9,836 ft) in 1900, the first (guided) ascent of Mount Assiniboine in 1901, and the first ascents of Mount Bryce (3507 m), Mount Columbia (3,747 m), Mount Forbes (3,612 m) and Mount Wilson (3,260 m) in 1902. Mount Outram in Banff National Park was named in his honour in 1920. 978-1-894765-96-1

BOOKS:

In the Heart of the Rockies (New York: Macmillan, 1923; Rocky Mountain Books, 2007) 978-1-894765-96-1

[BCBW 2007] "Transient" "Outdoors" "1900-1950"