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Sport Climbs in the Canadian Rockies

Sport Climbs in the Canadian Rockies

by John Martin & Jon Jones
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With over 15,000 copies of previous editions sold internationally, this completely revised and updated new edition is now in full colour and destined to remain the bestselling guide to one of the world’s most stunning mountaineering hotspots.

Originally published in 1995, Sport Climbs in the Canadian Rockies continues to be the quintessential guid …

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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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The Bold and Cold

The Bold and Cold

A History of 25 Classic Climbs in the Canadian Rockies
by Brandon Pullan
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Perfect for the armchair traveller or devoted mountaineer, this book grabs the reader by the boots and takes them along on the best climbs to be found in the heart of the Canadian Rockies.

Over the past 100 years, climbers have been pushing standards in the Canadian Rockies. From long alpine ridges to steep north faces, the Rockies are synonymous wi …

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Ski Trails in the Canadian Rockies

Ski Trails in the Canadian Rockies

by Chic Scott, with Darren Farley
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The book that has taken tens of thousands of skiers out onto stunning, backcountry trails is now reborn in full colour for a whole new generation.

Completely revised and updated, the new edition of this bestselling guidebook features over 150 trails, tours and traverses for the nordic skier in the five Rocky Mountain national parks, Kananaskis Count …

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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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Active Vancouver

Active Vancouver

A Year-round Guide to Outdoor Recreation in the City's Natural Environments
by Roy Jantzen
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Active Vancouver offers the reader a variety of pursuits—cycling, trail running, hiking, snowshoeing, paddling, walking, and nature treks—all within a day trip of Vancouver, British Columbia, one of the most vibrant urban regions in the world for access to recreational green space.

The myriad activities featured in this unique guidebook are for …

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A Youth Wasted Climbing

A Youth Wasted Climbing

by David Chaundy-Smart
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David Chaundy-Smart took it as a compliment when his high school vice-principal told him he was wasting his youth by climbing. Here, he tells the story of how he and his brother, Reg, spent the last years of the 1970s fighting suburban boredom to become, in the words of renowned climbing historian Chic Scott, “one of the leading figures in Ontari …

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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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Frostbike

Frostbike

The Joy, Pain and Numbness of Winter Cycling
by Tom Babin
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The bicycle is fast becoming a ubiquitous form of transportation in cities all over the world, making our urban spaces more efficient, more livable and healthier. But many of those bicycles disappear into basements and garages when the warm months end, parked there by owners fearful of the cold, snow and ice that winter brings. But does it have to …

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More Scrambles in the Canadian Rockies - Second Edition

More Scrambles in the Canadian Rockies - Second Edition

by Andrew Nugara
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The second edition of More Scrambles in the Canadian Rockies contains 49 new routes, in addition to the 65 of the first edition, along with a large collection of full-colour photos and maps. The regions of Waterton, The Castle and Kananaskis are covered comprehensively. Between this edition and Alan Kane’s Scrambles in the Canadian Rockies, all o …

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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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Summits and Starlight

Summits and Starlight

The Canadian Rockies
by Paul Zizka
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Iconic and classic images of the Canadian Rockies are taken to new heights and completely reimagined in this stunning collection of contemporary photography by Paul Zizka. As a professional photographer and versatile adventurer, Paul has been able to access remarkable backcountry landscapes and dizzying peaks throughout the mountains of western Can …

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The Carbon Cycle

The Carbon Cycle

Crossing the Great Divide
by Kate Rawles
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In 2006 “outdoor philosopher” Kate Rawles cycled 4553 miles from Texas to Alaska, following the spine of the Rocky Mountains as closely as possible. Cycling across unforgiving but starkly beautiful landscapes in both the United States and Canada – deserts, high mountain passes, glaciers and eventually down to the sea – she encountered bears …

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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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Running Toward Stillness

Running Toward Stillness

by Stephen Legault
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In 2006 Stephen Legault experienced a period of tremendous upheaval, the result of bad decisions and a lifetime of anger and fear that left him in a deep depression, struggling to come to terms with the choices he had made. While running on a sun-dappled trail around Victoria’s iconic Mount Doug he realized that, like so many other people, he fel …

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Popular Day Hikes 3

Popular Day Hikes 3

Northern Okanagan: Vernon - Shuswap - Lumby
by Gerry Shea
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Popular Day Hikes is a series of bestselling books written for visitors and locals looking to hike scenic trails from well-established staging areas. These accurate, attractive guides feature detailed maps and colour photographs to whet the appetite.

Located in the interior of British Columbia, stretching from Grindrod in the north to Vernon in the …

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Summits & Icefields 2

Summits & Icefields 2

Alpine Ski Tours in the Columbia Mountains
by Chic Scott
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This new edition of Summits & Icefields 2: Alpine Ski Tours in the Columbia Mountains continues RMB’s tradition of offering snow enthusiasts updated editions of our bestselling guidebooks. Researched and written by legendary alpinist Chic Scott, with the assistance of certified mountain guide Mark Klassen, this guidebook—along with its companio …

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A Beginner's Guide to Snowshoeing in the Canadian Rockies

A Beginner's Guide to Snowshoeing in the Canadian Rockies

by Andrew W. Nugara
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Following the success of his first snowshoeing guide, Snowshoeing in the Canadian Rockies (RMB, 2011), Andrew Nugara has now written the ultimate guide for those finding themselves on snowshoes for the first time.

A Beginner’s Guide to Snowshoeing in the Canadian Rockies describes over 40 great routes for new snowshoers. The trips extend from scen …

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Marathon Quest

Marathon Quest

by Martin Parnell
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In 2005, during a four-month cycling trip through Africa, Martin Parnell was struck by the power of sport and its ability to bring people together and to bring about change. Five years later, the 55-year-old mining engineer, husband, father and grandfather dedicated a year of his life to run 250 marathons with the aim of raising $250,000 for the ch …

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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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Gillean Daffern's Kananaskis Country Trail Guide - 4th Edition

Gillean Daffern's Kananaskis Country Trail Guide - 4th Edition

Volume 4: Sheep—Gorge Creek—North Fork
by Gillean Daffern
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With over 100,000 copies of the previous editions sold, Gillean Daffern’s bestselling hiking guides to Kananaskis Country have been completely reformatted, revised and updated. As the pre-eminent expert on the area, the author continues to offer something for every level of foot-traveller, be they novice or experienced hikers, scramblers or backp …

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Outdoor Safety & Survival

Outdoor Safety & Survival

by Mike Nash
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Prince George-based outdoors expert, Mike Nash, shares what he has learned about outdoor safety and survival during more than thirty years of year-round treks into the rugged backcountry of western Canada. This dynamic and up-to-date handbook discusses ways to prepare for and deal with any number of critical situations that may arise in remote and …

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Summits & Icefields 1

Summits & Icefields 1

Alpine Ski Tours in the Canadian Rockies
by Chic Scott
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RMB is pleased to present the third edition of Summits and Icefields 1: Alpine Ski Tours in the Canadian Rockies, one of our bestselling guidebooks. Researched and written by legendary alpinist Chic Scott, with the assistance of mountain guide Mark Klassen, this guidebook will continue to be the bible of ski mountaineers in the Rockies. There will …

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Bugaboo Dreams

Bugaboo Dreams

A Story of Skiers, Helicopters & Mountains
by Topher Donahue
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Take the snowiest mountains in Canada, add two Austrian immigrants, an army of adrenaline-addicted skiers (kings, queens, billionaires, average people and everyday ski bums) and throw a helicopter into the mix for an unforgettable story of mountain adventure.

The tale begins when two childhood friends-Hans Gmoser and Leo Grillmair-leave postwar Aust …

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Behind the Counter

Behind the Counter

Fly-Fishing Tips, Techniques and Shortcuts
by Neil L. Jennings
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In Behind the Counter, Neil Jennings offers tips, tricks, shortcuts and techniques. Whatever one's experience level, there are things in this book that readers will find useful or thought provoking.

Jennings started getting serious about fly-fishing in 1973 and has fished that way exclusively ever since. From 1982 through 2003 he was a partner/owne …

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Snowshoeing in the Canadian Rockies

Snowshoeing in the Canadian Rockies

by Andrew W. Nugara
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The Canadian Rockies in winter are nothing short of spectacular, and snowshoes provide an easy, fun and exciting way to see some of the best winter scenery Canada has to offer.

Snowshoeing in the Canadian Rockies describes 61 great routes for snowshoers of all levels—from beginners who have never snowshoed, to experienced backcountry travellers w …

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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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Northern British Columbia Canoe Trips

Northern British Columbia Canoe Trips

Volume One
by Laurel Archer
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This first volume of the guidebook series Northern British Columbia Canoe Trips describes in detail eight northern BC paddling routes over eleven rivers, and is designed to provide canoeists with all the information they require to plan a river trip appropriate to their skill level and special interests.

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  • a summary of the main …
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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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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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Popular Day Hikes 1

Popular Day Hikes 1

Kananaskis Country
by Gillean Daffern
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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.

Kananaskis Country covers 35 popular day hikes in this mountainous recreation area west of Calgary. Alberta’s f …

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GPS Made Easy - 5th Edition

GPS Made Easy - 5th Edition

Using Global Positioning Systems in the Outdoors
by Lawrence Letham
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GPS Made Easy tells you all you need to know about using handheld GPS receivers as a tool for accurate navigation in the outdoors. It explains how GPS works, describes the features of GPS receivers, and gives practical examples of how to use GPS receivers in a variety of outdoor situations.

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Designed by Adventure

Designed by Adventure

30 Years of Outdoor Research
by Topher Donahue
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Thirty years ago a frustrated physicist from Seattle named Ron Gregg was retreating from an aborted attempt at a new alpine style route on Denali. His partner had been evacuated by helicopter, but Ron chose to ski back to the highway solo. In the process, Ron found a new direction in life. At that time, outdoor gear left much to be desired. Many of …

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Backcountry Biking in the Canadian Rockies

Backcountry Biking in the Canadian Rockies

by Doug Eastcott
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Backcountry Biking in the Canadian Rockies describes 228 mountain bike trails in the Rocky Mountains of Alberta and British Columbia. Completely revised and updated, the third edition introduces more than 50 exciting new trails, including trails in three new riding areas - Nordegg, Invermere and Cranbrook. Whether you're a beginner, an expert ridge …

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Cycling the Kettle Valley Railway

Cycling the Kettle Valley Railway

by Dan Langford
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With over 15,000 copies sold, Cycling the Kettle Valley has proven to be a remarkable resource for anyone interested in the stunning abandoned railbed located in the southern interior of British Columbia. One of the premier rail trails in North America, it contains spectacular sections through impressive canyons requiring tunnels and trestles to ca …

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Canmore Sport Climbs

Canmore Sport Climbs

by Dave Dornian
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If you find yourself in the Bow Valley for only a few days, or even an afternoon or evening, you can climb good rock a short walk from the road. The outskirts of Canmore offer some of the best-developed sport climbing in the Canadian Rockies, and you can be tying-in minutes from the parking areas. This book is perfect for when you are weathered off …

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