Fritiof Fryxell and his friend Phil Smith were the first seasonal rangers hired when Grand Teton National Park was created in 1929. Both men climbed extensively in the Tetons and rank amongst the most important of the great pioneering mountaineers. Their legacy includes numerous first ascents, many of the place names in the Park and the mountaineering archives, including the summit registers.

Fryxell wrote an article about the summit registers that appeared in Trail & Timberline, Number 175, May 1933, pages 59-60, 68. The images of those pages appear here with the kind permission of the publisher, the Colorado Mountain Club.



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