The Mystery Mountain Project
In the summer of 2018, Mike Moore and the Misty Isles transported an intrepid group of adventurers from the Canadian Explorations Heritage Society (CEHS) to Bute Inlet. Their goal was to follow the footsteps of the valiant Canadian mountaineers Don and Phyllis Munday, whose heroic expedition in 1926 attempted to scale Mount Waddington, the highest peak in B.C.’s Coastal range. The Mundays referred to the mountain as the Mystery Mountain.
The Society filmed this re-enactment travelling into the Waddington Range via the Homathko River Valley. All activities of the Society, its films and their new book, have the primary goal of raising awareness of Canada’s early explorers and adventurers. They bring history to life through purely experiential methods: teams go into the wilderness in the same way the original explorers did, with hand-stitched canvas tents, period clothing, hobnail boots and hemp rope – artifacts of the bygone golden age of exploration. Add to this a handful of century-old camping recipes, a restored 1921 Kodak camera and a remote destination, and you have a typical CEHS expedition.
At 1 p.m. on Sunday, November 7, at Manson’s Hall, the Cortes Island Museum & Archives Society invite you to meet team members Bryan Thompson and Susanna Oreskovic who will be screening The Mystery Mountain Project, a film documenting this extraordinary adventure. As a bonus, Susanna, who represented Phyllis Munday on the expedition, will launch her new book: Expedition to Mystery Mountain – Adventures of a Bushwacking, Knickerbocker Wearing Woman.
See here a trailer from the film: https://vimeo.com/639377715
Proof of vaccination and masks are required for this event.
Donations gratefully accepted.