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, over passes and across glaciers; rock climbing; mountain biking; caving; paddling and horseback riding have all become integral parts of Martel’s life in the Mountain West. Since the mid-1990s, Martel has shared the beauty and the magic of the region’s inspiring wilderness destinations through finely crafted tales of her own adventures and also those of the Rockies’ most colourful and iconic adventure personalities. Her vast amount of experience and insight into the most popular activities available to tourists, locals and the most skilled and competent weekend warriors infuse this collection of 20 of her best adventure stories. Complete with colour photographs and maps, difficulty ratings, seasonal details and general information, these stories will inspire those seeking to experience adventures at their own level in and around Kananaskis Country, Canmore, Lake Louise and Banff, Yoho and Jasper national parks.
About the author
Lynn Martel grew up in Montreal and studied creative writing at Concordia University. Since the 1980s she has lived in the Canadian Rockies, where she writes about mountain adventure, culture, science, history, and personalities. Her work has appeared in numerous newspapers and magazines, including the Rocky Mountain Outlook, Explore, Gripped, Canadian Rockies Annual, Jasper Fitzhugh, Whistler Pique and Calgary Herald. She is the author of three books published by RMB: Expedition to the Edge: Stories of Worldwide Adventure, Tales & Trails: Adventures for Everyone in the Canadian Rockies, and Stories of Ice: Adventure, Commerce and Creativity on Canada’s Glaciers. Lynn lives in Canmore, Alberta.
Tales & Trails an inspirational read... Martel loves the Rockies and it shows. Her enthusiasm is infectious and she wants to share what she has discovered with others, while encouraging them to find their own piece of paradise in the Rockies along the way.—Rocky Mountain Outlook