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Dick Culbert and "Culbert's decade"


Dick Culbert died peacefully at home in Gibsons on May 23, 2017. Here is a a short article I wrote for the VOC __________ Of all the serious mountaineers who spent some of their formative years in the VOC, Dick Culbert is probably the most unusual, creative and accomplished. Chic Scott called the 1960s "Culbert's decade," with good reason. Dick arrived at UBC in 1958 but didn't join VOC until the fall of 1959. In the spring of 1959 he made a remarkable solo ascent of rotten rock summit of the Table in Garibaldi Park, the first since the 1930s. In the VOCJ account of an ascent a couple

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