Thorington was president of the American Alpine Club and a close friend of esteemed guide Conrad Kain. He was also editor of the American Alpine Journal and an honourary member of the Alpine Club of Canada.


Kain, Conrad. Where the Clouds Can Go (New York: American Alpine Club, 1934; 1935; 1949; 1979). With Additional Chapters by, and edited by, J. Monroe Thorington

The Purcell Range of British Columbia (New York: American Alpine Club, 1946). Describes climbs from 1928 through 1933 and lists Purcell peaks exceeding 10,000 feet.

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