Morrow, Patrick Alan

Patrick Alan Morrow, photographer, mountaineer (b at Invermere, BC 18 Oct 1952). His abilities as an adventure photographer led to a position on the 1982 Canadian MOUNT EVEREST EXPEDITION, and on October 7 of that year he became the second Canadian to reach the top of the world. (Teammate Laurie SKRESLET was first.) On Mount Everest, he realized he had stood atop 3 continents - North America, South America and Asia - and during the next 4 years he climbed to the highest points of Europe, Africa, Antarctica and Australasia, reaching his final summit in May 1986. American businessman Dick Bass claimed mountaineering's "grand slam" before Morrow, but while Bass used Australia's Mount Kosciusko as one of his 7 targets, Morrow included all of Australasia in his continental definition, and thus he climbed Carstensz Pyramid in Irian Jaya, a peak nearly twice as high as Kosciusko. He was made a Member of the Order of Canada in 1987.