The 11,000ers of the Canadian Rockies – 2nd Edition

By (author): Bill Corbett
ISBN 9781771601320
Softcover | Publication Date: September 1, 2016
Book Dimensions: 7.5 in x 10 in
304 Pages

About the Book

An award winner at the Banff Mountain Book Festival, this comprehensive, full-colour climber’s guide and history celebrates in words and images these breathtaking summits and the lively, often forgotten accounts of the pioneering climbers and their original routes.

This new edition of The 11,000ers of the Canadian Rockies thoroughly updates route and access information, particularly taking into account the warming trends and glacier retreat that are significantly reshaping the landscape through which mountaineers travel. For those seeking fresh challenges or high peaks to bag, this revision introduces four more mountains on the threshold of 11,000 feet, bringing the potential total to 58 that reach the magic mark.

Each entry provides a vivid description of the peak, an extensive history of early and subsequent ascents (and ski descents) and a detailed description of moderate to intermediate routes, including access and approach information. The text is liberally illustrated in full colour and features dozens of route and climbing photos and detailed area maps.

About the Author(s)

Bill Corbett is a native Albertan and has been a full-time writer for almost 30 years. He has spent countless weekends and holidays mountaineering, backcountry skiing, hiking and taking photos in the mountain ranges of the Canadian West. In 2002 he became the third person to climb all 54 of the then known 11,000-foot peaks in the Canadian Rockies. Bill’s other books include the best-selling Day Trips From Calgary. His frequent road-trip travels throughout western North America are chronicled in his ongoing cheap-eats blog Marathon Mouth. Bill lives in Calgary, Alberta.