John Norman Collie

John Norman Collie [1859–1942]

b. 1859 — Alderley Edge, Cheshire, England
d. 1942 — Sligachan, Isle of Skye, Scotland

Collie was a chemist and mountaineer who lived at London, England. Between 1897 and 1911, Collie pioneered climbing in the Canadian Rockies, making twenty-one first ascents including Mount Victoria and Mount Athabasca.

Sources of biographical information about Collie:

  • Taylor, William C. The Snows of Yesteryear. J. Norman Collie, Mountaineer. Toronto: Holt, Rinehart and Wilson, 1973
  • Wikipedia. J. Norman Collie
Events in the Mount Robson region in which Collie was involved:

  • 1898 Stutfield, Collie, Woolley explore upper Athabasca
  • 1908 Collie to Robson
  • 1910 Mumm and Collie at Robson
  • 1911 Collie and Mumm Mt Bess
Works pertinent to the Mount Robson region of which Collie was author or co-author:

  • —   “Climbing in the Canadian Rocky Mountains.” Alpine Journal, Vol. 19 (1898–1899):5-17
  • Stutfield, Hugh Edward Millington [1858–1929], and —   Climbs and Explorations in the Canadian Rockies. London: Longmans, Green, 1903. University of British Columbia Library
  • —   “On the Canadian Rocky Mountains north of the Yellowhead Pass.” Alpine Journal, Vol. 26 (1912):5-17
  • —   “Exploration in the Rocky Mountains North of the Yellowhead Pass.” The Geographical Journal (London), 39 (1912):223-233. JSTOR
  • —   “Early Expeditions of the Rocky Mountains.” Alpine Journal, Vol. 33 (1920–1921):319
  • —   “The Canadian Rocky Mountains a quarter of a century ago.” Canadian Alpine Journal, Vol. 14 (1924):80-87

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