Conrad Kain Display at the Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies, Banff

The Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies is the gateway for experiencing and enjoying its history, culture and art in order to inspire and cultivate knowledge and the exchange of ideas.

As such, the museum has worked closely with the CKCS during this Centennial year, and we are most grateful for their generous collaboration. The Byron Harmon photos that you see on this website come from their archives, as do the photos used by Rocky Mountain Books in the fourth edition of Where the Clouds Can Go.

Conrad Kain Mountain Film Night

Following on the heels of last year’s successful Conrad Kain Mountain Film Night at J.A. Laird school (13 St & 13 Ave) in Invermere, the CKCS has decided to make this an annual event.
The evening is comprised of films from the best of the Vancouver International Mountain Film Fest, and will be held April 24, 2009.
Details of the films to be shown can be found here.
Doors open at 6 p.m., films 7 p.m. til midnight.
Film Tickets $12 at the door. Children under 8 free of charge. 

Request for Kain Memorabilia - March 2009

The CKCS is trying to gather more Conrad Kain memorabilia for its collection. We are asking the public if anyone knows of the whereabouts of Kain’s branding iron, which looks like a reversed letter C joined to a normal K (see photo above). Items of clothing, climbing gear, or even written anecdotes from those who remember him and his wife Hetta would be of great interest. For any leads we would be very appreciative and may have a great reward, like the soon to be released Centennial Edition of Where the Clouds Can Go.

Aerial photographer recording Kain peaks

Aerial photographer John Scurlock dropped in, literally out of the sky, during a photographic flight through the Rockies and Purcells in his tiny hand-built aircraft. He spent the night in Wilmer with CKCS members Pat and Baiba Morrow before returning to the sky on his quest to photograph peaks that Conrad Kain had made first ascents of in the Purcells and Rockies. 

Film Night raises $4,000

April 2008 The first annual Conrad Kain Mountain Film Night was hailed a huge success after playing to a standing-room-only audience at J.A. Laird School. The event, which was organized by the Conrad Kain Centennial Society, raised $4,000 toward the completion of the school’s Conrad Kain Climbing Wall.