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Chief

climber
The NW edge of The Hudson Bay
Aug 10, 2018 - 07:06pm PT
Well said Anders.
guido

Trad climber
Santa Cruz/New Zealand/South Pacific
Aug 10, 2018 - 07:29pm PT
Oh this is really sad as I have lost contact with Tim over the years. Stellar guy, great climber and one of the nicest people you could ever meet. I spent some quality time with Tim in Yosemite and later a visit to Lake O'Hara in the summer of 71. Yes, a most spectacular place and I still have vivid memories of it. Auger and Rowell together could easily have been a cover piece for GQ magazine
BruceHildenbrand

Social climber
Mountain View/Boulder
Aug 10, 2018 - 08:24pm PT
If memory serves me correctly, the 1972 issue of Ascent has Tim Auger on the cover during the first winter ascent of Keeler Needle with Warren Harding and Galen Rowell(no points for guessing who took the killer photo!) RIP!

Bad Climber

Trad climber
The Lawless Border Regions
Aug 10, 2018 - 08:33pm PT
What a great man. Wished I'd met him. Condolences all around.

BAd
Fossil climber

Trad climber
Atlin, B. C.
Aug 10, 2018 - 08:37pm PT
Thanks, Tricouni, for the reminiscences on Tim's life. Wonderful man. Huge loss to friends, loved ones, the climbing community.
Peter Arbic

climber
Aug 10, 2018 - 11:38pm PT
The Auger Sanction is a waterfall climb on the north side of MT Nye, partially visible from Sunshine ski area , first climbed by Larry Stanier and Grant Statham? . It is not exactly road side and far from a classic but Tim skied in and climb it too, just to say he had. The ACMG obit also mentions that he led Sea of Vapours at the age of 50 but fails to mention that it was the first ascent of the season ...in October.
Toker Villain

Big Wall climber
Toquerville, Utah
Aug 11, 2018 - 09:27am PT
That Rowell photo really inspired me.
McHale's Navy

Trad climber
From Panorama City, CA
Aug 11, 2018 - 10:44am PT
If memory serves me correctly, the 1972 issue of Ascent has Tim Auger on the cover during the first winter ascent of Keeler Needle with Warren Harding and Galen Rowell(no points for guessing who took the killer photo!) RIP!

One of the all time best shots. Those guys must have been trippin - like getting high on the mountains.
Mighty Hiker

climber
Outside the Asylum
Aug 11, 2018 - 03:51pm PT
In 1967, Glenn wrote "A Climber's Guide to the Squamish Chief and Surrounding Areas" (but not the Touch and Go Towers...), the first standalone guidebook for Squamish. Tim did the cover, as well as line drawings to illustrate the routes.

Here is the cover:
I suspect that it's based on a photo, but don't know of who or what.

And here is Tim's drawing of the routes on the right side of the Apron. Lots of adventure left!
Kid Cossack

climber
MiniHawk from Hawkdom
Aug 11, 2018 - 03:51pm PT
l set up a new topic by accident. I think l posted something over 12 years ago. Tim was an old friend one of the Frost Backs that taught me how to climb in Yosemite In 1971. They named us us Yankees. We called the English Limeys & Canadians Frostbacks. The last time l talked with Tim was in 2006 or 2007 about coming to a Yosemite reunion. l had to drop it all because my elderly mom had a house fire & needed help. I would like to do another Yosemite Reunion next year. Also, if someone could give me Sherry Augers phone number, l would appreciate it. You can give me a text at 760-819-1889. I miss all my early climbing partners & teachers Bugs McKief, Tim Auger, Rob Wood, George & Nancy Homer. I have some lively stories about all these guys. Bugs & George have passed away but if any of you Frostbacks still have contact with Rob wood, Ray Gillie, Gordie Smeal or others that knew Bruce & I, please give me a call or text. Thank you.

I think most are aware that Bruce died in 2000. Anyway, l have lost all phone numbers. I would like to talk to many old friends & also set up another reunion. Recently, l lost a close buddie Jim Petigrew. Keith Nannery our other partner on the NA Wall back in 1972 is living in England. I talk to him often. he was a friend of Tim. I will miss Tim"s big smile & laughter. All those guys were a lot of fun to hang out & climb with.
Clint Cummins

Trad climber
SF Bay area, CA
Aug 11, 2018 - 08:44pm PT
Kid Cossack = Ellie Hawkins
wayne w

Trad climber
the nw
Aug 11, 2018 - 09:56pm PT
My condolences to Tim's family and friends. I climbed the University Wall for the first time last week, and was so incredibly impressed by everything about it. I had read the story in Gripped that Ivan Hughes wrote about the FA, just before our ascent, and was thinking of the FA team as we made our way up the wall.
ec

climber
ca
Aug 12, 2018 - 11:25am PT
Ditto, that photo of Tim on Keeler inspired me to strive to ‘experience that kind of moment in time’ on many ascents, including Keeler. RIP, brother!

Keeler-Needle-in-Winter-from-Summit-Magazine-May-1972

 ec
Bad Climber

Trad climber
The Lawless Border Regions
Aug 12, 2018 - 08:18pm PT
What a great shot, Chris! Some real Canadian legends in that shot. Too many of them gone too soon.

BAd
Baconfat

Mountain climber
Victoria
Aug 13, 2018 - 09:04pm PT
Thanks for dinner at Herald st cafe and all the evenings at OHARA.
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Aug 13, 2018 - 09:52pm PT
hey there say, tricouni... chris jones, mighty hiker and all...

i did not know him... my deep condolences, to his family, and loved ones...

thank you, and thank you to all, that shared memories of him, and
about who he was, and things he did...

thus, i have learned about someone, very special...

thank you for sharing, of your friend...
Baconfat

Mountain climber
Victoria
Aug 14, 2018 - 12:10am PT
Frostback; no, sorry, not Tim L. I lived one summer as Custodian of ACC hut.
Baconfat

Mountain climber
Victoria
Aug 14, 2018 - 11:35am PT
I was at O'Hara from June to Sept 72, as I recall. The route from there to Abbot was up a continuous scree slope - egg sized loose pebbles all the way.
The other side, down to Lake Louise, was ice field which, in late summer, was in a state of continuous movement. Without the hut it would be hard to summit Mnt Victoria in a day.
Not to mention that just getting into O'Hara is reserved for the rich and the lucky.
hamie

Social climber
Thekoots
Aug 14, 2018 - 12:19pm PT
Just heard the sad news this morning. One of our best all-around "good guys". The north face of Alberta is one of 3 or 4 climbs in the Rockies which separates the men from the boys.

A while back, when climbers still had to register in and out for climbs in the national parks, some mutual friends had to bivouac on Mt. Louis. They had been stuck behind a slow, rock-dropping party. Early next morning a chopper showed up, and Tim hailed them with a loud speaker, asking if they needed a rescue. Mortified at the prospect of being rescued, especially by Tim, they waved him off, giving him the universal "NO" diagonal arms signal. Reputations were saved!

More recently I went to the national parks visitor centre in Banff, and inquired about the name of a newly published book on mountain rescue in the parks. The middle-aged lady that I spoke to had not heard of it. (Guardians of the Peaks, by Calvert and Portman. Lots of references to Tim.) Next I asked her if she had heard of Tim Auger. She put her hands together in front of her face, and bowed her head in respect. He had reached demi-god status within the parks community.

Cheers, Tim. You done us proud.


guido

Trad climber
Santa Cruz/New Zealand/South Pacific
Aug 14, 2018 - 12:22pm PT
Thanks Hamie!
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