Every once in a while, my father’s (Richard E. McGowan) climbing legacy pops up in unexpected ways.
A long-time friend mailed us a copy of the latest Eddie Bauer sporting equipment catalog. The article inside the cover chronicles 20th Pacific Northwest mountaineering and my father, with his younger nickname Dick, was mentioned twice!
Have a look a PDF of the article: Richard in Eddie Bauer
Here’s a photograph from 1952 King’s Peak Yukon Expedition mentioned in the above article.
Richard, only 20 years old at the time, is the one holding the American flag.
I feel grateful for the reminder that his discipline and passion led him to great places throughout his lifetime.
I have inherited a lot of my father’s passions; at age 20, I was stomping around Zimbabwe and Botswana on overland mobile safaris.
It is such a great honor to carry on my father’s business planning extraordinary journeys for the best clients in the world!
Have a great weekend, everyone!