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Curious... what's the oldest summit register people have seen this summer? I haven't seen anything older than 1990 (Challenger). MountainMan's Buck TR mentions a register from 1965, that's pretty cool.

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The oldest one I've ever seen is on Greenwood Peak .. the first ascent summit register was placed up there by a Mazama Boy Scout troop in 1933 and it contains an account of the first ascent party who thought they were climbing Mt. Fernow. The one on Buck Mountain is the oldest summit register I've seen this summer.

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There is a register on top of whistler peak in the washington pass area. (next to cuthroat peak) There were entries from the 80's in it. With about 4 entries per year. Not bad for being so close to a well tromped alpine playground. Oh that's right, the rock sucks.

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Originally posted by iain:

Slip of paper in ziploc, 1975, Mt. Rhodes

what else was in the baggie, and was the paper a rolling paper? [rockband]

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I found one from 1962 (if I remember correctly [Confused] ) on Helmet Butte earlier this summer. It had some summit entries copied from the old log when the 1962 one was placed, and those were dating back to the mid 1950s. Pretty interesting.

 

-josh

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Mt Arafat. The summit register was very large, about 300 cubits by 200 cubits. Smelled like a zoo.

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The oldest one I have seen is the one I found from 1945, after I did the first ever solo, and the most recent ascent in in 17 years. I did the 13th ascent total > It was a complete nightmare of a climb

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pierce mountain in chilliwack...put up there by the alpine club from the royal canadian school of military engineering...july 25/1948...

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The oldest one I have heard of in the Cascades is from 1900 on North Star. It is very fragile and the climber who summitted the peak didn't open up the fragile papers of the original party.

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I think I'm going to go climb some obscure mountain in the Cascades and stash a summit register. In the register I'm going to put:

Stephen Mallory, June 30, 1745. Then I can claim to have seen the oldest register.

 

The register will be made out of cured teak and will have a pewter cap.

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I will carve a rock. It will say "Zog here 32, 000 BC." I will leave it on the summit of Grizzly Tower. Take that Bryan Burdo!

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There was a post on here a while back about the removal of the registers. Anyone know anything about this? I've noticed some are conspicuously missing. On the top of Kangaroo Temple the other day there was a green cable with no register attached anymore. I can't see the logic behind any systematic removal, I kind of like the tradition myself. Is it sponsored removal by the park service or the freddies, or is it some puritan luddite movement to "clean" the summits? [Wazzup]

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Originally posted by payaso:

There was a post on here a while back about the removal of the registers. Anyone know anything about this? I've noticed some are conspicuously missing. On the top of Kangaroo Temple the other day there was a green cable with no register attached anymore. I can't see the logic behind any systematic removal, I kind of like the tradition myself. Is it sponsored removal by the park service or the freddies, or is it some puritan luddite movement to "clean" the summits?
[Wazzup]

Just some tree hugger/PETA type who can't stand to see a summit register that would dare to dirty the virgin landscape. It doesn't make a damn bit of sense to me why anyone would want to take a summit register off of a summit.

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quote:

Originally posted by payaso:

There was a post on here a while back about the removal of the registers. Anyone know anything about this? I've noticed some are conspicuously missing. ... Is it sponsored removal by the park service or the freddies, or is it some puritan luddite movement to "clean" the summits?
[Wazzup]

here's the thread on that discussion:

http://www.cascadeclimbers.com/ubb/ultimatebb.php?ubb=get_topic;f=3;t=000040#000011

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A few years ago there was a problem in Colorado with some "purist" taking the summit registers because it didn't agree with his/her picture of what climbing should be about. For years there was a brass one on top of Red Mtn (Snoq Pass). A friend who recently summited it said the register is gone.

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Personally, I'd bet they're souvenir hunters, people who think it's cool to have something like that, because they dragged their butts up Red Mountain one day. It could be they just assume the Mounties (or the feds or whoever they think up them up there in the first place) will put another one up there next week, so what's the big deal?

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if its gapers stealing them should we be telling them which summits have cool registers on this site...?

 

ive heard the register on Judge Howay has the original 1920 streetcar ticket from Tom Fyles' first ascent.

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The funniest one I've seen was on top of Mt Appleton in the Olympics, it was just a film cannister with some wet paper crammed inside. No, no herb I'm afraid.

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