Yukon Nuggets

  • Photo1: L to R: Rolf Hougen, Norm Keevil, Chairman Cominco, Canadian Ambassador Marc Lortie.

1994 Hougen's history

Arctic Red River

In August Marg and Rolf flew with Rick Nielsen to Kelly and Heather Hougen’s base outfitting camp on the Arctic Red River in the NWT.  On return, extreme forest fire smoke conditions required flying at 14, 400 foot level.   A week later they were in Chile to participate in the opening of a Cominco Copper Mine near Iquiqui in Northern Chile.  They were bussed to the mines to the 14, 400 foot level with oxygen on board.  Later we flew out to Antofagasta and on to Santiago.   Later a group flew to Buenos Aires for a 5 day visit – including Iguazu Falls bordered by Paraguay, Brazil and Argentina and some whitewater rafting.