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Bruce Gilbert: pioneering climber, community leader


September 7, 2017

Bruce Gilbert, a local mountaineering pioneer, was 34 when he and his wife, Gail, moved to Haines to teach. He died at 86. Photo Courtesy of Glenda Gilbert.

When 34 year-old Bruce Gilbert arrived in Haines in 1965 with his bride Gail to teach school and settle down, he had already climbed and skied many of the most prominent peaks in Pacific Northwest, made a name for himself as an Alaska pioneering m...

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