Climbs and Exploration in the Canadian Rockies

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Rocky Mountain Books Ltd, 2008 - History - 190 pages
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'. . . years ago the Dominion of Canada, stretching as it does over thousands of miles, covered with dense forests, watered by unnumbered rivers, and dotted over with countless lakes, was a land in many places as difficult of access as Siberia; and its Rocky Mountains, the back-bone of the continent, were almost unknown.' - Stutfield & CollieFirst 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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Contents

Historical s
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Ascent of Lefroy and Victoria and
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Through the Pipestone and Siffleur Valleys n
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Athabasca Peak A Bighorn Hunt and Discovery
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To the Valley of the Athabasca and the Ascent
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The Bush River n
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Our Camp on Goat Peak
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xvn Moraine Lake and the Ten Peaks
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xvm A Note on Sport and Game in the Canadian Rockies s
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Hugh E.M. Stutfield (1858-1929), who accompanied Collie on some of his trips to Canada, was a respected alpine climber and author. His talent as a first-rate marksman saved the party from starvation on many an occasion.

J. Norman Collie (1859 - 1942) began his impressive climbing career on the Isle of Skye, later making first ascents in the Alps and Caucasus and climbing with a British expedition in the Himalayas. Collie first journeyed to Canada in 1897, returning for further climbing adventures in 1898, 1900, 1902, 1910 and 1911, making 21 first ascents in the Canadian Rockies and naming many of western Canada''s major peaks.

Gillean Daffern has explored Kananaskis Country for decades and understands its landscape and history intimately throughout every season of the year. She has also been writing and publishing bestselling trail guides to Kananaskis Country for over 30 years and is the author of the renowned five-volume series "Gillean Daffern's Kananaskis Country Trail Guide", which is now in its 4th edition and has sold well over 100,000 copies since it was first published in 1979. She also travels to mountain areas outside of Kananaskis Country, and in particular enjoys visiting countries off the beaten tourist path. Gillean is the founder of Rocky Mountain Books and, along with her husband, Tony Daffern, was awarded the Banff Mountain Festival's Summit of Excellence Award in 2006. She lives in Calgary, Alberta.

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