Hans Gmoser Ski and Mountain Film Project

Climbing and skiing pioneer Hans Gmoser is one of the names that helped to push North American mountaineering and adventure skiing to new heights in the 1950’s and 60’s. Raised in Austria during World War II, Gmoser moved to the Canadian Rockies at age 19 and pursued a life in the mountains as a guide and adventurer. His accomplishments includes countless first ascents including epic adventures on the East Ridge of Mount Logan and Denali’s Wickersham Wall.

Between 1957 and 1968, Gmoser produced ten films of mountain adventure that he toured with around North America promoting such adventure. The Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies in partnership with Chic Scott and Marg Saul and with the assistance of professional film-maker Will Schmidt are digitizing and reassembling Gmosers films and are looking for support to complete the project.

Take a look at the clip below and read more about the Whyte Museum’s Hans Gmoser Film project.

Read more about Gmoser in Deep Powder and Steep Rock by Chic Scott

or in Bugaboo Dreams by Topher Donahue