New book details the glories of the Old Glory Weather Station

By Contributor
December 19th, 2013

The weather station on top of Old Glory mountain in the Rossland Range was operational from 1944 until 1968. Ron Walker worked there from 1948 to 1952.  He has captured memories in a colorful collection of stories.

Highlighted are intense lightning storms, and the long and risky hikes in winter to and from Rossland itself or the ski area base lodge, through Squaw Basin (Yodel Inn), past the Halfway Hut on Unnecessary Ridge, across avalanche terrain and finally up exposed slopes to the station on the summit.  And also, the emergency backup using a telephone wire through the bush and search teams raised in town.

Ron Walker died in September 2011, just days after completing the manuscript.  The book was recently published by his daughter Susan Walker.

Anyone who has been to the top of Old Glory will be able to fully appreciate the adventures related in the book.

Old Glory is available for purchase through Cafe Books, Powderhound, the Shop at Red Resorts, and Crockett Books at Waneta Mall. Please note, however, that as of December 17, some of these stores are sold out due to high demand, but more books are on order.

Please note that this article is taken from an FORR newsletter.

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