Pat Morrow

Pat Morrow is one of Canada’s most renowned mountaineers. In 1982 he became the second Canadian to climb Mount Everest. Four years later he was the first person to complete the Seven Summits, having climbed the highest peak on each continent. In recent years, Morrow has worked extensively with the Conrad Kain Centennial Society, as chair and as organizer of the Bugaboos Teens mountaineering program, introducing Columbia Valley teens to alpine adventure. For 13 years he has helped organize Alpine Club of Canada-sponsored trips to Elizabeth Parker Hut to showcase the splendors of the Canadian Rockies and the ACC’s magnificent hut system to guests of the Banff Mountain Film Festival, including some of the world’s top climbers. Much more than an accomplished mountaineer, Morrow is an award-winning photographer, filmmaker (Musashi in 2002; The Magic Mountain in 2005) and author (Beyond Everest: Quest for the Seven Summits). During the ACC centennial celebrations in 2006, Morrow volunteered his time and resources to produce a film capturing Parks Canada’s Mountain WHIT theatre’s biographical play about Elizabeth Parker and the formation of the ACC. This film has become a valuable part of the ACC’s cultural history.

Morrow’s other awards include the Bill March Summit of Excellence Award (Banff Mountain Film Festival, 1990), Member of the Order of Canada in 1987, and Patron of the ACC/ACMG Mountain Guides Ball in 2010.

Pat Morrow was awarded the Alpine Club of Canada’s President’s Award in 1988 and in 1996 and ACC Honorary Membership in 2012.