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Black and white photo montage of portraits of nine people.
Various badges of the Fédération des clubs de Montagne du Québec, showing the “fleur de lys” in the centre.
Three colour photos showing three different types of rock climbing.
Colour photograph of some 50 people tightly grouped in ranks.
A group of some 40 people from the Montreal section of the Alpine Club of Canada photographed in front of La Sapinière Hotel in 1952.
Headline from the local Val-David newspaper Ski-se-dit, noting that the Fédération Québécoise de la Montagne was honouring two key proponents of rock climbing in Québec, Claude Lavallée and John Brett.
Black and white close-up of two young men and a young woman smiling for the camera.
Newspaper article referring to women rock climbers in Québec, illustrated with two female portraits
A young female novice climbing on a rope attached to a beam at Auberge le Rouet in Val-David.
View from above of two men on a rock face in mid-descent; one is strapped to a stretcher and the other is assisting the descent by means of ropes.
John Brett climbing an inclined rock face in the mountains.
An illustrated page from an herbarium showing various parts of the Canadian Wild Ginger plant.
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