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 grew up in Edmonton, Alberta, where he lived for many years and completed BSc and PhD degrees in engineering. Since 2017, he has lived in Jasper where he and his partner Katerina can often be found roaming ridges and traversing trails. Ben is a certified hiking guide and operates his own backpacking, guiding, and photography business (Starry Summit Mountain Adventures). For lengthier rambles, be sure to check out Ben's other published work (along with co-author Eric Coulthard), A Peakbagger’s Guide to the Canadian Rockies: North (Rocky Mountain Books, 2017), describing a varied collection of hikes, scrambles, climbs, and ski tours leading to some of the most iconic summits in the Jasper region.

Eric Coulthard is a computer scientist. He is the founder and developer of summitsearch.org, a mountain community site with an encyclopedia, trip reports, a forum and over 15,000 mountain photos. When it comes to mountain trips, Eric loves exploring. Many of his top treks are exploratory jaunts with little or no beta. The ability to draw routes and use the photos on summitsearch.org helps immensely in planning his explorations. One of Eric's goals is to get a photo of every named peak in the Canadian Rockies on summitsearch.org. He also hopes to visit every icefield in the Rockies. Outside of work and mountains, Eric is a devoted husband and father. He lives in Edmonton, Alberta.


“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