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    Summits and Starlight The Canadian Rockies Hardcover Paul Zizka 9781927330920 $30.00 PHOTOGRAPHY Sep 23, 2013
    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 Canada. The result is a collection of images that highlight difficult conditions and hard-to-reach places; alpine sports and backcountry experiences; unusual angles of common mountain subjects; and stars... + Read More
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    Mount Robson Spiral Road of Art Paperback Jane Lytton Gooch 9781927330609 $25.00 ART Jun 03, 2013
    When Jane Gooch first camped at Lake O'Hara in 1975, she could not have foreseen how important the Rockies would become in her life. She travelled from her home in Vancouver many times during the summer months to hike in the mountains, and her love of the alpine landscape eventually inspired her to study the artists who have painted in the Rockies. Her great enjoyment of the outdoors and a lifelong interest in art were combined with her academic background in writing and research.Mount Robson: Spiral Road of Art celebrates the centennial of Mou... + Read More
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    Mount Assiniboine Images in Art Paperback Jane Lytton Gooch 9781894765978 $24.95 ART Dec 03, 2007
    A century of landscape art inspired by the Mount Assiniboine area of the Canadian Rockies from 1899 to 2006. Jane Lytton Gooch's Mount Assiniboine: Images in Art is a stunning collection of 42 colour plates, only seven of which have been previously published. They represent a wide variety of styles and media from 23 artists, including: A.P. Coleman Carl Rungius James Simpson Belmore Browne Barbara and A.C. Leighton Catharine and Peter Whyte W.J. Phillips A.Y. Jackson Colour plates are divided into three sections: approaching Assiniboine fro... + Read More
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    Bow Lake Wellspring of Art Paperback Jane Lytton Gooch 9781926855059 $24.95 ART Nov 24, 2010
    Bow Lake in the Canadian Rockies has inspired artists for almost a century. An early explorer who recognized the beauty of this alpine landscape was Jimmy Simpson, a legendary guide and outfitter who also collected art and painted in watercolours. He welcomed artists such as Carl Rungius, Belmore Browne and Peter and Catharine Whyte to his camp beside Bow Lake, which eventually became the storied Num-Ti-Jah Lodge. A.C. Leighton and his wife, Barbara, along with Walter J. Phillips were among the early artists at Bow Lake. This artistic traditio... + Read More
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    No Ordinary Woman The Story of Mary Schaffer Warren Paperback Janice Sanford Beck 9780921102823 $24.95 BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY Jul 26, 2006
    Artist, photographer, writer and explorer Mary Schaffer Warren overcame the limited expectations of women a century ago in order to follow her dreams. Born into a wealthy Pennsylvania Quaker family, Mary Sharpless was a precocious child who longed to experience the world beyond her sheltered home. An 1889 cross-Canada trip with her new husband, doctor and botanist Charles Schaffer, proved to be the turning point in her life: it was when she fell hopelessly in love with the Canadian mountains. After her husband’s death in 1903, Mary embarked up... + Read More
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    Jimmy Simpson Legend of the Rockies Paperback E.J. Hart 9781897522257 $24.95 HISTORY May 11, 2009
    The Stoney Indians called him Nashan-esen meaning "wolverine-go-quick" because of his speed in travelling on snowshoes over the rugged landscape of the Canadian Rockies. This book is the story of Jimmy Simpson's 80-year epic as one of the most important guides, outfitters, lodge operators, hunters, naturalists and artists in the Canadian Rockies. The story takes him from blazing the trails in the valley bottoms to ascending some of the highest peaks in the range, from leading scientists, mountaineers, big-game hunters and world-famous artists t... + Read More
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    The Glittering Mountains of Canada A Record of Exploration and Pioneer Ascents in the Canadian Rockies, 1914-1924 Paperback J. Monroe Thorington 9781927330067 $29.95 HISTORY Jun 15, 2012
    "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 of mountain history; for here is Geography in the making, and with a tradition behind it — a story that has never been properly gathered together, and whose details, in part at least, are gone forever." —... + Read More
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    The Forgotten Explorer Samuel Prescott Fay's 1914 Expedition to the Northern Rockies Paperback Samuel Fay 9781897522554 $29.95 HISTORY Oct 23, 2009
    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. Compared to the millions each year who visit Banff and Jasper national parks immediately to the south, this northern area sees few visitors. Fewer still have ever attempted to travel through this wilderness in one continuous trip. The first to do so was Samuel Prescott Fay in 1914. To this day, his exact route has never been duplicated. Fay and his party set out from Jasp... + Read More
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    Series: Mountain Classics Collection The Canadian Rockies New & Old Trails Paperback A. P. Coleman 9781897522509 $19.95 HISTORY May 01, 2009
    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, making his way on foot and pack horse, with Native guides and without, over passes in Alberta and British Columbia. Coleman`s book gives modern-day readers a glimpse of the early days of mountaineering in... + Read More
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    Series: Mountain Classics Collection Old Indian Trails of the Canadian Rockies Paperback Mary Schaffer 9781897522493 $19.95 HISTORY May 04, 2011
    “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 and one of the first non-Native women to venture into the heart of the Canadian Rocky Mountains, where few women - or men - had gone before. First published in 1911, Old Indian Trails of the Canadian Rocki... + Read More
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    Series: Mountain Classics Collection The Rockies of Canada A Revised & Enlarged Edition of Camping in the Canadian Rockies Paperback Walter Wilcox 9781897522141 $19.95 HISTORY Aug 15, 2008
    As I paused on a massive ledge far out on the moraine I was nearly overcome with the deathly silence. The power and majesty of mountains stand forth most clearly when accompanied by some great sound, the crashing of thunder or avalanche or the roar of a rushing stream. First published in 1900, The Rockies of Canada is based on one of the first major works to be written about the mountains of western Canada, Camping in the Canadian Rockies (1896). Focusing upon the escapades of the Lake Louise Club, a group of relatively inexperienced climbers ... + Read More
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    Series: Mountain Classics Collection Climbs & Exploration In the Canadian Rockies Paperback Hugh E.M. Stutfield 9781897522066 $19.95 HISTORY Apr 07, 2008
    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 the Rockies, where Collie completed numerous first ascents and discovered fresh views of Lake Louise and the Columbia Icefields.
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    Series: Mountain Classics Collection In the Heart of the Canadian Rockies Paperback James Outram 9781894765961 $22.95 HISTORY Sep 17, 2007
    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 is Outram s record of his adventures and exploits in the early years of the 20th century among the massive mountains straddling the Alberta/British Columbia boundary. Throughout his time in western C... + Read More
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    Series: Mountain Classics Collection On the Roof of the Rockies The Great Columbia Icefield of the Canadian Rockies Paperback Lewis Freeman 9781897522462 $19.95 HISTORY Jul 03, 2009
    With the horses picking up weight and strength all the way, we cantered into Banff on October 24th, 10 weeks after our departure from Lake Louise. Not one horse had been lost; not one had been permanently lamed, in the whole course of what was probably the roughest continuous pack-train journey made in the Rockies since the time of the pioneers. First published in 1925, On the Roof of the Rockies details the amazing efforts undertaken by Lewis Freeman and Byron Harmon to scientifically explore and comprehensively photograph during their 70-da... + Read More
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    Where the Clouds Can Go Paperback Conrad Kain 9781897522455 $29.95 SPORTS & RECREATION Jun 05, 2009
    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 counted beside that vision. Of all the mountain guides who came to Canada in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, Conrad Kain is probably the most respected and well known. In this internationally anti... + Read More
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    Series: Mountain Classics Collection Old Indian Trails of the Canadian Rockies 100th Anniversary Limited Edition Hardcover Mary Schaffer 9781926855288 $29.95 HISTORY May 15, 2011
    “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. Schaffer The year 2011 marks the 100th anniversary of the publication of Old Indian Trails of the Canadian Rockies, one of the best selling books ever published on the mountains of western Canada. In celebration of this remarkable work of mountain literat... + Read More
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    The Glittering Mountains of Canada A Record of Exploration and Pioneer Ascents in the Canadian Rockies, 1914-1924 Hardcover J. Monroe Thorington 9781927330074 $99.95 HISTORY Jun 15, 2012
    "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 of mountain history; for here is Geography in the making, and with a tradition behind it — a story that has never been properly gathered together, and whose details, in part at least, are gone forever." —... + Read More
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    The Forgotten Explorer Samuel Prescott Fay's 1914 Expedition to the Northern Rockies Hardcover Charles Helm 9781897522561 $79.95 HISTORY Oct 23, 2009
    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. Compared to the millions each year who visit Banff and Jasper national parks immediately to the south, this northern area sees few visitors. Fewer still have ever attempted to travel through this wilderness in one continuous trip. The first to do so was Samuel Prescott Fay in 1914. To this day, his exact route has never been duplicated. Fay and his party set out from Jasp... + Read More
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    Series: SuperGuide SuperGuide: The Columbia Icefield Paperback Robert William Sandford 9781897522370 $14.95 TRAVEL May 15, 2009
    As a geographic area, the Columbia Icefield looks back to a time when the world, including the early history of mankind, was dominated by ice.

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