A Peakbagger’s Guide to the Canadian Rockies: North

ISBN 9781771601986
Softcover | Publication Date: May 9, 2017
Book Dimensions: 5 in x 7 in
288 Pages

About the Book

A full-colour, comprehensive scrambling guide to the increasingly popular mountain landscapes located in the northwestern reaches of the Rocky Mountains.

Following in the footsteps of classic publications such as Scrambles in the Canadian Rockies and More Scrambles in the Canadian Rockies, A Peakbagger’s Guide to the Canadian Rockies: North pulls back the curtain on the vast sea of summits from the Columbia Icefield northwards.

The authors describe nearly 100 routes to peaks of all sizes and difficulties, from simple alpine hikes on well-defined trails, to challenging scrambles and focused alpine climbs. Routes are included for peaks in all four corners of Jasper National Park, Willmore Wilderness Park and Mount Robson Provincial Park as well as peaks near the towns of Cadomin, Hinton, Grande Cache and Valemount. Each summit has well-described ascent and descent routes supported by stunning photographs of the majestic wilderness of the northern Rockies. Described routes range from short single-day trips to more aggressive multi-day expeditions.

A Peakbagger’s Guide to the Canadian Rockies has something for everyone looking to enjoy the splendour of Canada’s mountains.

A portion of proceeds from the sale of this book go to support trail maintenance in Jasper National Park by the Jasper Trail Alliance, a part of the Friends of Jasper National Park. See friendsofjasper.com for more information.

About the Author(s)

Ben Nearingburg is a research scientist/instructor by day, but at most other times he roams the hills of the Canadian Rockies and Columbia ranges. Coming from a background of distance hiking and indoor climbing, Ben has been drawn to the triad of good exercise, fabulous views and great company that mountainous pursuits provide. In 2016 Ben started down the road of becoming a certified hiking guide, to share his passion of the mountains both on and off the written page. He lives in Edmonton, Alberta.

Reviews

“A concentrated and accessible version and with logical diagrams and easy-to-access information.” – Ormsby Review

“This is the definitive guidebook for those committed to explore the northern Rockies…” – Canadian Alpine Journal