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BC Books From the Kootenays

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A list of books from the Kootenay region of BC.
In the Path of An Avalanche

In the Path of An Avalanche

A True Story
edition:eBook
also available: Paperback

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Adventurers from all over the world come to Canada's Selkirks -- a mecca for ski touring that offers unlimited mountain terrain and lots of snow. On a clear, cold morning in January 1998, six experienced back-country skiers set out across one of its heavily loaded slopes and were caught in a Class 3 avalanche, burying all of them in its path. Vivien Bowers takes us through the tragic series of events, focusing on one of the young women who perished in the slide, and the avalanche's aftermath. B …

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What Echo Heard

What Echo Heard

edition:Paperback
also available: Hardcover eBook

'?We were once here? resonates through this collection of short stories set in the small town of Fernie high in the Rocky Mountains. The gossips, the busy bodies, the do-gooders, the miscreants, society high-born and low, they are all here: little Zarah, immigrant girl, Mr. Kenneth Trites Wood, potentate, Ivy Greenleaf, the Reverend's wife, Andy, cheeky boy from Slavtown, Mrs. Arthur Young, tea table heroine. They live in the valley under the regard of the impassive Rockies. Snowy peaks for whom …

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Mountain Footsteps

Mountain Footsteps

Hikes in the East Kootenay of Southeastern British Columbia-Third Edition
edition:Paperback
also available: Paperback Paperback eBook

Mountain Footsteps is one of Rocky Mountain Books' bestselling hiking guides. Covering routes around Cranbrook, Kimberley, Creston, Invermere, Radium and Fernie, located between the Rocky Mountains in the east and the Purcell Mountains in the west-including the Akamina Kishinena, Top of the World, Elk Lakes, St. Mary's Alpine and Bugaboo Glacier Provincial Parks-this volume will entice hikers of all abilities. As with previous editions, readers will continue to appreciate the author's detailed d …

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Backcountry Biking in the Canadian Rockies

Backcountry Biking in the Canadian Rockies

edition:Paperback
also available: eBook
tagged : cycling

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 ridger or a hard-core backcountry traveller, this book gives you all the essential information to make your trip safe and fun.

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A Beginner's Guide to Snowshoeing in the Canadian Rockies

A Beginner's Guide to Snowshoeing in the Canadian Rockies

edition:Paperback

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 scenic Waterton in the far south to the breathtaking Columbia Icefield in the north section of Banff National Park. Stunning colour photos, maps and det …

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Scrambles in the Canadian Rockies

Scrambles in the Canadian Rockies

edition:eBook
also available: Paperback

With 15,000 copies of previous editions sold, this bestselling guide brings together 150 of Alan Kane’s favourite scrambles, starting in Waterton National Park and working up through the Crowsnest area and Kananaskis Country into the contiguous national parks of Banff, Kootenay, Yoho and Jasper. Each peak can be climbed in one day from a road or backcountry lodge.

All scrambles in the book are carefully graded and range from easy walk-ups for experienced hikers who want a little more challenge …

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Summits & Icefields 1

Summits & Icefields 1

Alpine Ski Tours in the Canadian Rockies
edition:Paperback
also available: eBook

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 be plenty of new tours in the book, particularly in newly developed areas where skiers can grab a few powder turns near the road. Information on other …

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Summits and Starlight

Summits and Starlight

The Canadian Rockies
edition:eBook
also available: Hardcover

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; unu …

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