Peter Aitchison

Peter Aitchison was a longtime member of the Manitoba Section. In the early seventies he helped to re-establish the Manitoba Section, serving as section president and vice-president for many years. Among Peter’s numerous contributions to the Section, he will be remembered for having mentored many, many climbers, for having discovered several new climbing cliffs in the Manitoba/Northwest Ontario area, for having made several new ascents in this area and for being the leader of the first ascent of Mount Manitoba in the Yukon.  Peter died tragically on August 7, 2013, while climbing Mount Victoria.

Peter was awarded The Alpine Club of Canada’s President’s Award posthumously in 2015.