Elfrida Pigou

Elfrida Mary Pigou (February 28, 1911 – July 30, 1960) was a prominent Canadian mountaineer and pioneer with many first ascents to her credit.wikipedia
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Elfrida Pigou (1911-1960), Canadian mountaineer

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Elfrida Mary Pigou (February 28, 1911 – July 30, 1960) was a prominent Canadian mountaineer and pioneer with many first ascents to her credit.

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Elfrida Mary Pigou (February 28, 1911 – July 30, 1960) was a prominent Canadian mountaineer and pioneer with many first ascents to her credit.

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Elfrida Mary Pigou (February 28, 1911 – July 30, 1960) was a prominent Canadian mountaineer and pioneer with many first ascents to her credit.

Vernon, British Columbia

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She was born in Vernon, British Columbia, the daughter of Meynell Henry Pigou and his wife Lilian Maud Mackenzie and spent her childhood in the Okanagan region of British Columbia.

British Columbia

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She was born in Vernon, British Columbia, the daughter of Meynell Henry Pigou and his wife Lilian Maud Mackenzie and spent her childhood in the Okanagan region of British Columbia. On May 12, 1957, while on a spring ascent of Mount Slesse near Chilliwack, British Columbia with Geoffery Walker and David Cathcart she discovered the wreckage of TCA Flight 810 which had gone missing in December 1956.

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She was born in Vernon, British Columbia, the daughter of Meynell Henry Pigou and his wife Lilian Maud Mackenzie and spent her childhood in the Okanagan region of British Columbia.

University of British Columbia

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She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from the University of British Columbia in 1931.

Washington (state)

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In 1949 she began a climbing career in the mountainous regions of BC and Washington State that made her perhaps the most distinguished female climber of her generation in Canada.

Alpine Club of Canada

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Pigou became a member of the Alpine Club of Canada in 1948, and this served as her introduction to the world of mountains climbing.

Mount Raleigh

Over the next several years she made ascents of many of the tallest mountains in BC, including Mount Raleigh, Mount Gilbert, Homathko Peak and Mount Essex.

The Bugaboos

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She also did several rock climbing first ascents in The Bugaboos, some with Fred Beckey.

Fred Beckey

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She also did several rock climbing first ascents in The Bugaboos, some with Fred Beckey.

Slesse Mountain

On May 12, 1957, while on a spring ascent of Mount Slesse near Chilliwack, British Columbia with Geoffery Walker and David Cathcart she discovered the wreckage of TCA Flight 810 which had gone missing in December 1956.

Chilliwack

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On May 12, 1957, while on a spring ascent of Mount Slesse near Chilliwack, British Columbia with Geoffery Walker and David Cathcart she discovered the wreckage of TCA Flight 810 which had gone missing in December 1956.

Trans-Canada Air Lines Flight 810

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On May 12, 1957, while on a spring ascent of Mount Slesse near Chilliwack, British Columbia with Geoffery Walker and David Cathcart she discovered the wreckage of TCA Flight 810 which had gone missing in December 1956.

Mount Waddington

On July 30, 1960, while on an attempt to ascent Mount Waddington, she and climbers Joan Stirling, John Owen and Derrick Boddy went missing.

Seattle

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Two days later a party from Seattle came across the site of their camp on the Bravo Glacier which had been obliterated by a large ice and snow avalanche 140 metres wide and at least 3 metres deep.

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Elfrida Pigou (1911–1960), Canadian mountaineer

List of climbers and mountaineers

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Elfrida Pigou (1911–1960) Canadian female climber, discovered crash site of Trans-Canada Air Lines Flight 810, died on Mount Waddington