Inner Ranges

An Anthology of Mountain Thoughts and Mountain People

Geoff Powter
Foreword by Chris Bonington
ISBN 9781771602877
Softcover | Release Date: October 9, 2018
Book Dimensions: 5.25 in x 8 in
360 Pages
$22.00 CAD

About the Book

Inner Ranges brings together an enlightening and entertaining selection of mountain writing by one of Canada’s most respected adventure journalists and thinkers.

This collection of original and previously published pieces includes provocative editorial and opinion work about the state of adventure, personal tales from a life of exploration and risk-taking, some touches of humour, and award-winning profiles of some of Canada’s mountaineering greats. Stories include profiles of alpine personalities such as Barry Blanchard, Sonnie Trotter, Lena Rowat, Raphael Slawinski, David Jones and many more, Inner Ranges guides the reader into both the fascinating world of outdoor adventure and the complex personalities that populate it.

Bringing these essays together for the first time has given Geoff the unique opportunity to reflect back on the stories behind the stories, the consequences of their publication, and the sometimes complex processes of writing about adventure and adventurous lives.

About the Author

Geoff Powter has been a mountain writer, editor and presenter for more than 30 years. He has written pieces for magazines and newspapers around the globe, was the editor of the renowned Polar Circus magazine, spent 13 years at the helm of the Canadian Alpine Journal and has won 14 National Magazine Awards. He has been the host of the Voices of Adventure interview series at the Banff Mountain Book Festival for the past 20 years, and has been a regular contributor to CBC Radio and to the Globe and Mail travel section and was honoured with the 2012 Summit of Excellence Award for Lifetime Contribution to Canadian climbing at the Banff Mountain Festival. He is also the author of Strange and Dangerous Dreams: The Fine Line Between Adventure and Madness which won the Jury Prize at the 2006 Banff Mountain Book Festival. Geoff Powter lives in Canmore, AB.