Founded in 1979 by passionate and renowned mountaineers Tony and Gillean Daffern, RMB has grown to become one of Canada's more vibrant, long-standing and evolving book publishers. Established in 1979 to specialize primarily in guidebooks for hikers, climbers and skiers, RMB has repositioned itself for the 21st century and now successfully publishes and promotes a dynamic, growing list of provocative, engaging and award-winning books on mountain history, adventure travel, outdoor culture, environmental consciousness, contemporary photography and children's books.
Our annual offerings (20–30 titles per year) are always unique and we're proud of the diverse lists that we continue to put forward. We're thankful to be working with a growing string of professional authors who are passionate about what they do and are acknowledged experts in their fields. Our books are published, edited, designed, marketed and promoted by a similarly devoted and focused team of three idealistic, tireless individuals who strive to grow RMB's publishing program into one that regularly exceeds expectations, challenges industry norms and appeals to a broad readership.
We acknowledge the financial support of the Government of Canada through the Canada Book Fund and the Canada Council for the Arts,
and of the province of British Columbia through the British Columbia Arts Council and the Book Publishing Tax Credit.