Photographed in a relaxed moment is: "Rudolf [Aemmer] on the highest [outhouse] in the Canadian Rockies, Abbot's Pass [near Lake Louise, Alberta, ca. 1925]." Aemmer, a renowned Swiss mountain guide, and his colleagues led novice and accomplished climbers safely up and down Western Canada's famous peaks for almost sixty years. They worked for the Canadian Pacific Railway, operating out of the CPR's mountain hotels, and were known for their safe conduct and humour. This photograph was collected by legendary fellow guide Edward Feuz. It was taken near Abbot Pass Hut (elevation 2926 metres), a famous stone refuge for climbers. The hut was designated as a national historic site on August 26, 1997.
Edward Feuz fonds, V200 / NA66-1863

Courtesy of the
Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies (Archives)

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