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The Family that Conquered Everest

The Family that Conquered Everest

by Alan Mallory
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A fast-paced and engaging story that takes the reader on a remarkable family journey from the flatlands of suburbia to the top of the world.

Climbing Mount Everest is one of humanity’s greatest feats of physical, emotional and psychological endurance. In 2008 Alan Mallory and his family took on the challenge and became the first family of four to …

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Warnings Against Myself

Warnings Against Myself

Meditations on a Life in Climbing
by David Stevenson
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With personal essays detailing noteworthy climbing sites throughout the western United States, infused with a few terrifying excursions to the Alps and a trip to the Bugaboos of western Canada, Warnings Against Myself opens up the beautiful, obsessive world of mountain climbing to climbers and non-climbers alike.

From his youthful second ascent of t …

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Through an Unknown Country

Through an Unknown Country

The Jarvis-Hanington Winter Expedition through the Northern Rockies, 1874–1875
by Mike Murtha & Charles Helm
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In the winter of 1874–75, Edward Worrell Jarvis (1846 –1894) and Charles Francis Hanington (1848–1930) took part in an expedition on behalf of the Canadian Pacific Survey from Quesnel, British Columbia, to Winnipeg, Manitoba. It led them over the northern Rocky Mountains through what would come to be known as Jarvis Pass (Kakwa Provincial Par …

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June Mickle

June Mickle

One Woman’s Life in the Foothills and Mountains of Western Canada
by Kathy Calvert
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June’s strength of character was forged by living in the wilderness west of Turner Valley as a young girl with her mother and her stepfather, Tip Johnson, a renowned cowboy and horse trainer. She learned early to live in harmony with her environment and became a strongly determined woman capable of meeting the challenges of being an artist, horse …

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Deep Powder and Steep Rock

Deep Powder and Steep Rock

The Life of Mountain Guide Hans Gmoser
by Chic Scott
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Hans Gmoser (1932–2006) was the most influential mountaineer in Canada of the last fifty years. Through innovation, hard work, perseverance and an appetite for adventure, Gmoser evolved from penniless immigrant to mountain guide for kings, queens and prime ministers. He also played a major role in creating what is now western Canada’s dynamic m …

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Alpine Warriors

Alpine Warriors

by Bernadette McDonald
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Winner, Mountaineering History, 2015 Banff Mountain Book Competition

From internationally renowned mountain historian Bernadette McDonald comes a highly readable, intense and exciting look at the explosion of Slovenian alpinism in the context of that country’s turbulent political history.

After the Second World War a period of relative calm began i …

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Buried

Buried

by Ken Wylie
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On January 20, 2003, at 10:45 a.m., a massive avalanche in the Selkirk Range of British Columbia struck three members of two guided backcountry skiing groups and buried them. After a frantic hour of digging by those still standing, an unthinkable outcome became reality: seven people were dead.

The tragedy made international news, splashing photos of …

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Lost and Found

Lost and Found

Adrift in the Canadian Rockies
by Jamey Glasnovic
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For many people, moving to a mountain town is the realization of a dream, the final step in a pilgrimage to a relaxed lifestyle in a rugged and beautiful setting. After a long journey that began when he was a teenager in the 1980s with the vague idea there might be a better life somewhere “out west,” Jamey Glasnovic eventually fled the chaos an …

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Popular Day Hikes 4

Popular Day Hikes 4

Vancouver Island
by Theo Dombrowski
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Popular Day Hikes is a series of books written for visitors and locals looking to hike scenic trails from well-established staging areas. These factual, attractive guides feature detailed maps and colour photographs to whet the appetite.

Famed worldwide for its natural beauty, Vancouver Island is blessed with towering mountains, thundering waterfall …

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Seaside Walks on Vancouver Island

Seaside Walks on Vancouver Island

by Theo Dombrowski
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This is the perfect book for those who love to explore the seashore but also love walking through forests and seaside meadows. Whether discovering inviting stretches of sandy beach, hiking along rugged cliffs or strolling through quiet estuaries, visitors to these trails will usually be far away from the crowds who chose to drive directly to the mo …

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Finding Jim

Finding Jim

by Susan Oakey-Baker
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Finding Jim describes Susan Oakey-Baker’s struggle to confront the realities of life after the death of her husband, renowned mountain guide Jim Haberl, the first Canadian to summit the most difficult mountain in the world: K2. For fifteen years they had spent time adventuring together around the world: skiing the Himalaya, rafting in Nepal and m …

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The Homeward Wolf

The Homeward Wolf

by Kevin Van Tighem
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Winner! 2014 Mountain Literature / Jon Whyte Award, Banff Mountain Book and Film Festival

Provocative, passionate and populist, RMB Manifestos are short and concise non-fiction books of literary, critical, and cultural studies.

Wolves have become a complicated comeback story. Their tracks are once again making trails throughout western Alberta, south …

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Keeper of the Mountains

Keeper of the Mountains

The Elizabeth Hawley Story
by Bernadette McDonald, foreword by Sir Edmund Hillary
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Beginning in 1946, Elizabeth Hawley worked for Fortune magazine as a researcher. Shortly thereafter, she left both her job and the United States itself to travel the world, and thus began her lifelong attraction to the exotic and remote sovereign state of Nepal. In the years that followed, she began reporting on the political and cultural events ta …

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Becoming Water

Becoming Water

Glaciers in a Warming World
by Michael Demuth
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Provocative, passionate and populist, RMB Manifestos are short and concise non-fiction books of literary, critical, and cultural studies.

Becoming Water takes the reader on a tour of Canada’s glaciers, describing the stories they tell and educating the reader about how glaciers came to be, how they work and what their future holds in our warming w …

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The Glittering Mountains of Canada

The Glittering Mountains of Canada

A Record of Exploration and Pioneer Ascents in the Canadian Rockies, 1914-1924
by J. Monroe Thorington, foreword by Robert William Sandford
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"This then is a book of mountaineering, not presenting the Canadian Rockies in their entirety — no single volume will ever do that — but including many of the finest things. It is also a book of mountain travel, under conditions such as perhaps the European traveller experienced in the Alps during the Eighteenth Century. Finally, it is a book o …

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The Aspiring Hiker's Guide 1

The Aspiring Hiker's Guide 1

Mountain Treks in Alberta
by Gerry Shea
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This first volume in The Aspiring Hiker’s Guide series is meant to encourage beginner and intermediate hikers, backpackers and scramblers to step into and explore the backcountry in Banff National Park, Lake Louise, Jasper National Park, Kananaskis Country and the Icefields Parkway with both confidence and excitement. Many aspects of venturing in …

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The Aspiring Hiker's Guide 2

The Aspiring Hiker's Guide 2

Mountain Treks in British Columbia
by Gerry Shea
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This second volume in The Aspiring Hiker’s Guide series is meant to encourage beginner and intermediate hikers, backpackers and scramblers to explore British Columbia’s backcountry in and around the national parks of Mount Revelstoke, Glacier, Kootenay and Yoho, along with the provincial parks of Mount Assiniboine and Mount Robson, with confide …

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Freedom Climbers

Freedom Climbers

by Bernadette McDonald
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Winner! 2012 American Alpine Club Literary Prize (USA)

Winner! 2011 Munday Award, Banff Mountain Festival (CANADA)

Winner! 2011 Boardman Tasker Prize, Kendal Mountain Festival (UNITED KINGDOM)

 

Freedom Climbers—the most honoured book of mountaineering literature published in Canada—tells the story of a group of extraordinary Polish adventurers …

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Leaving Dublin

Leaving Dublin

Writing My Way from Ireland to Canada
by Brian Brennan
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Leaving Dublin: Writing My Way from Ireland to Canada is an engaging and entertaining exploration of a man’s life that begins in middle-class Dublin, includes stints as a travelling musician and broadcaster in Canada, and culminates in a career as an award-winning journalist and bestselling author. With passion, candour, humour and vivid stories, …

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Tales and Trails

Tales and Trails

Adventures for Everyone in the Canadian Rockies
by Lynn Martel
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Since moving to the Rockies of western Canada in 1984, Lynn Martel has spent countless hours and days exploring the mountain wilderness with her many experienced friends as well as some of the best known and well-informed professional guides in the outdoor adventure business. Waking up in tents and backcountry huts; hiking and skiing up valleys, ov …

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Central Beauty

Central Beauty

Wildflowers and Flowering Shrubs of the Southern Interior of British Columbia
by Neil L. Jennings
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Central Beauty: Wildflowers and Flowering Shrubs of the Southern Interior of British Columbia is a follow-up to three previous volumes on wildflowers written by Neil Jennings and published by Rocky Mountain Books. It is being published at the same time as Coastal Beauty Wildflowers and Flowering Shrubs of Coastal British Columbia and Vancouver Isla …

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Old Indian Trails of the Canadian Rockies

Old Indian Trails of the Canadian Rockies

by Mary T.S. Schäffer
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“We seemed to have reached that horizon, and the limit of all endurance, to sit with folded hands and listen calmly to the stories of the hills we so longed to see, the hills which had lured and beckoned us for years before this long list of men had ever set foot in the country.” —Mary T.S. Schäffer

Mary T.S. Schäffer was an avid explorer an …

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A Thames Moment

A Thames Moment

retold by Gordon Cope
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Join Gordon Cope and his wife, Linda, as they discover the enchanting customs, cuisine and inhabitants of Henley-upon-Thames, the most eccentric 12th-century village in the United Kingdom, where the internationally renowned Royal Regatta reigns supreme, a young George Orwell spent his formative years and one-time Beatle George Harrison lived from t …

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Where the Clouds Can Go

Where the Clouds Can Go

by Conrad Kain
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He brought glamour and imagination into the sport of mountaineering as few guides have done before him. Recalling his personality and amusing stories one should not forget that his approach to mountains was first and foremost an aesthetic one; he saw a peak first as something beautiful—the technical problem was always secondary — and nothing co …

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Climbs & Exploration In the Canadian Rockies

Climbs & Exploration In the Canadian Rockies

by Hugh E.M. Stutfield
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First published in 1903, Climbs & Exploration in the Canadian Rockies details the mountaineering adventures of Hugh Stutfield and J. Norman Collie while the two were together during various explorations in the area north of Lake Louise, Alberta. Between 1898 and 1902, Stutfield and Collie journeyed through the mountain towns, valleys and passes of …

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The Forgotten Explorer

The Forgotten Explorer

Samuel Prescott Fay's 1914 Expedition to the Northern Rockies
by Samuel Prescott Fay
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North of Jasper, in the Canadian Rockies, is a large, roadless and spectacular wilderness of alpine flower meadows, glaciated peaks, canyons, waterfalls and abundant wildlife. The first to travel through this wilderness in one continuous trip was Samuel Prescott Fay in 1914. To this day, his exact route has never been duplicated. Fay and his party …

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In the Heart of the Canadian Rockies

In the Heart of the Canadian Rockies

by James Outram
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There is a wonderful fascination about mountains. Their massive grandeur, majesty of lofty height, splendour of striking outline crag and pinnacle and precipice seem to appeal both to the intellect and to the inmost soul of man, and to compel a mingled reverence and love ... James Outram First published in 1923, In the Heart of the Canadian Rockies …

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Alberta Backcountry Equestrian One-Day Trail Guide

Alberta Backcountry Equestrian One-Day Trail Guide

by Pam Asheton
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Everything you need to know to explore on horseback. Packed with interpretive notes on wildlife, plants, geology, local history and horse language, this book tells you where to go, how to get there and what to do to have a successful one-day ride.

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Coastal Beauty

Coastal Beauty

Wildflowers and Flowering Shrubs of Coastal British Columbia and Vancouver Island
by Neil L. Jennings
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Coastal Beauty is a follow-up to three previous volumes on wildflowers written by Neil Jennings and published by Rocky Mountain Books. It is being published at the same time as Central Beauty: Wildflowers and Flowering Shrubs of The Southern Interior of British Columbia, making a set of five books in the series.

All five books include exceptional ph …

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Uncommon Beauty

Uncommon Beauty

Wildflowers and Flowering Shrubs of Southern Alberta and Southeastern BC
by Neil L. Jennings
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Uncommon Beauty explores the wildflowers and flowering shrubs of a large area including Jasper down to Cranston, over to Glacier National Park in Montana, and up to Lethbridge and Edmonton. Extensively researched by author and outdoors enthusiast Neil L. Jennings, this guide will inform and intrigue the reader, while also assisting with plant ident …

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The Canadian Rockies

The Canadian Rockies

New and Old Trails
by Arthur Philemon Coleman
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Arthur Philemon Coleman was a passionate Canadian and one of the first to truly discover the beauty and majesty of this country''s mountain ranges as an explorer, geologist and mountaineer. In 1884, before the railway traversed the Rocky and Columbia mountains, Coleman headed west on the first of what would be eight mountaineering expeditions, maki …

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