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The Laura Moore Cunningham
Foundation

1931 Grand Teton Film


In 1931 W.D. Johnston filmed a climb of the Grand Teton with Paul Petzoldt, a famous mountain climber from Idaho who later became the founder of N.O.L.S. (National Outdoor Leadership School).

This film was discovered in the Johnston collection at the American Heritage Center at the University of Wyoming in Laramie, Wyoming, only recently. It shows Petzoldt and an unidentified man climbing and summiting the Grand Teton in the Teton Range. It had only been climbed a handful of times before.