Mountaineering Camp

Mountaineering Camp

 

an educational or athletic facility for training mountain climbers and improving their athletic skills. The first mountaineering camps in the USSR were set up in 1931; in 1968 there were 18 mountaineering camps with a capacity of 11,000–12,000 persons a season (June-September). Today’s mountaineering camps are well-appointed facilities with dormitories and tents, methodological and medical centers, and all necessary equipment. Mountaineering camps (stationary and mobile, seasonal and year-round) belong to voluntary athletic societies of the trade unions and are located in the most popular high-altitude regions of the Caucasus, Tien Shan, and Pamir mountains.

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International mountaineering camps at the bottom of the Lenin Peak, Chon Alay district, Osh region, should open in a week.
The heart of the book is the story of Bridgland himself, in particular his contribution to the formation of the Alpine Club of Canada (ACC), his role as chief guide at the early ACC mountaineering camps, and his 30-year career surveying in the Canadian Rockies and the Selkirk and Monashee mountains.