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
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.