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Sneak Peek | When Trains Ruled the Rockies

All aboard! This May RMB is excited to publish When Trains Ruled the Rockies: My Life at the Banff Railway Station by Terry Gainer, a personal history of the Banff train station from 1948 through 1962. Drawn from Terry’s personal memories and experiences from his years living and working at the legendary Banff Railway Station, When Trains … Continued

Your Spring Hiking Guide

As we await the big thaw after a particularly cold winter, we can’t help but flip through guidebooks to get us in the mood for spring hiking season. Here are some essential guidebooks to start planning your spring and summer adventures no matter what your experience level! Family Fun… Put an end to mid-spring-break boredom! … Continued

5 Books to Celebrate World Water Day

World Water Day is coming up March 22! World Water Day is an annual UN observance day that highlights the importance of our most precious natural resource. Water scarcity, water pollution, inadequate water supply, lack of sanitation, and the impacts of climate change are all very real issues all over the world. World Water Day aims to … Continued

Author Spotlight: Jocey Asnong

Award-winning children’s book author, Jocey Asnong, has created many beautiful books for us over the years, and plenty more colourful books taking shape in her creative brain! Jocey writes and illustrates from her home in Canmore, Alberta dreaming up new adventures for adventurous cats, Nuptse and Lhotse, and creating colourful board books that teach kids about … Continued

Empowering Women and Girls in Afghanistan through Sport

“The children were stoning us, the people said bad words like ’prostitutes, why don’t you stay at home? You are destroying Islam.’” —Zainab, Afghanistan’s first female marathon runner International Women’s Day celebrates the road to equality and a more gender balanced world, how far we’ve come and how far we still have to go. Martin … Continued

RMB in the News!

Here’s a look at RMB books and authors in the news recently: A Few Feet Short: An Uncommon Journey to Everest by Jamey Glasnovic Suburban Mountaineer A Few Feet Short by Jamey Glasnovic     Bikepacking in the Canadian Rockies by Ryan Correy The Green Gazette New Spring Releases from Rocky Mountain Books Bikepack Canada … Continued

RMB in the News!

Here’s a look at RMB books and authors in the news recently: HONOURING HIGH PLACES by Helen Rolfe, Junko Tabei, Yumko Hiraki CBC Vancouver – The Early Edition Honouring High Places: The Mountain Life of Junko Tabei ( Timestamp: 1:00:00) Bravery Magazine Issue Six: Junko Tabei THE GLORIOUS MOUNTAINS OF VANCOUVER’S NORTH SHORE by David … Continued

RMB in the News!

Here’s a look at RMB books and authors in the news recently: CBC Calgary: The Homestretch Author Geoff Powter on his new book Inner Ranges: An Anthology of Mountain Thoughts and Mountain People Buy Inner Ranges Explore Magazine The Way of the Wolf: Lifelong Adventuring, Ignoring Ageism and Pushing Onward Buy Lines on a Map … Continued

New Reads for Spring!

Okay, we know there are still plenty of powder turns to be made and a Polar Vortex to muscle through, but that doesn’t mean we can’t get a kick start on spring adventure planning! We have a sweet lineup of books ready to help fuel all of your spring and summer adventures. From revising and … Continued

Author Conversations: George Webber

Deteriorating road signage, abandoned buildings and an aging motel. Doesn’t sound like the ideal overnight stop on a Cross-Canada road trip. But for George Webber, it’s a photographer’s paradise. George is a renowned documentary photographer with an affection for Canada’s prairie landscapes, people and culture. His latest collection Alberta Book: Photographs by George Webber focuses on the … Continued

Our Vanishing Glaciers Wins the Lane Anderson Award

Rocky Mountain Books is pleased to announce that Our Vanishing Glaciers: The Snows of Yesteryear and the Future Climate of the Mountain West (RMB, 2017) by Robert William Sandford has won the 2017 Lane Anderson Award for science writing. Our Vanishing Glaciers chronicles the history of Canada’s western mountain glaciers through stunning photography, personal reflection … Continued

RMB Authors Win Two Banff Mountain Book Competition Awards

RMB is more than stoked to announce we have not one, but TWO winners in the 2018 Banff Mountain Book Competition! Mountaineering History Award Honouring High Places: The Mountain Life of Junko Tabei by Helen Y. Rolfe, Junko Tabei “The story of a young woman who begins climbing in Japanese Mountain Club culture in the … Continued