Stories of Ice

Adventure, Commerce and Creativity on Canada’s Glaciers

By (author): Lynn Martel
ISBN 9781771603898
Softcover | Publication Date: September 29, 2020
Book Dimensions: 6.625 in x 9.5 in
336 Pages

About the Book

With the state of global ice constantly in the news, one mountain journalist examines Canadian glaciers to uncover their secrets and their future.

From a mother/daughter duo who spent five months skiing across icefields from Vancouver to Alaska, to scientists discovering biofilms deep inside glacier caverns, to protesters camping for weeks to protect their beloved local glacier, western Canada’s glaciers are dynamic, enigmatic, exquisitely beautiful, sometimes dangerous environments where people play, work, run businesses, explore, and create art every single day.

Author Lynn Martel is one of them. With gorgeous images by some of the country’s best outdoor photographers, Stories of Ice shares the excitement, the mystery, and the wonder of Canada’s glaciers and poses questions about their future.

About the Author(s)

Lynn Martel grew up in Montreal and studied creative writing at Concordia University. Since the 1980s she has lived in the Canadian Rockies, where she writes about mountain adventure, culture, science, history, and personalities. Her work has appeared in numerous newspapers and magazines, including the Rocky Mountain Outlook, Explore, Gripped, Canadian Rockies Annual, Jasper Fitzhugh, Whistler Pique and Calgary Herald. She is the author of three books published by RMB: Expedition to the Edge: Stories of Worldwide Adventure, Tales & Trails: Adventures for Everyone in the Canadian Rockies, and Stories of Ice: Adventure, Commerce and Creativity on Canada’s Glaciers. Lynn lives in Canmore, Alberta.