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A.P. Coleman was a life long advocate for Canadian mountain climbing. Although he was no longer an active climber in 1921, he urged his fellow Canadians to organize an expedition up Mount Logan, on the Yukon—Alaska border.

… some of my readers may ask what good it will do to journey to the other end of Canada and endure weeks of toil and hardship and perhaps serious danger merely to climb a mountain. In cash there will probably be no return for the time and labour expended, but there is a joy in measuring one’s strength and endurance against the difficulties sure to be encountered in climbing a mountain of the first class, and there is a supreme joy and triumph in being the first to stand on a noble peak and look down upon the nearby snows and glaciers and the far off wooded valleys of an unknown region.

… Mountain climbing is the manliest of sports, setting every muscle and every sense to work and demanding keen observation, quick decision and a well trained intelligence to match all the difficulties presented by nature in its wildest mood. Beside the exhilarating, sporting side of the expedition the reaching and ascending of Mt. Logan should have important geographical results and should afford an opportunity to study the geology and the botany of an almost unknown part of Canada.

Our Canadian climbers should not wait too long

Watercolour. A.P. Coleman. Near Lake Louise : 408. n.d.
Drawing / Illustration. A.P. Coleman. "Camp Fortress Lake", in Sketchbook 1a 1892.
Watercolour. A.P. Coleman. Mount Rundle Near Banff.1936.
Minerals and rocks. Paul Wilson. Volcanic rock. On way to Goat Creek, British Columbia, Canada. ROM Department of Natural History Collected by A.P. Coleman


and allow men of any other nation to carry off the highest mountaineering prize of their own country.

"Mount Logan," Canadian Forum. 1 (July 1921): 298-299