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Old Indian Trails Of The Canadian Rockies

Author : Mary T. S. Schaffer
ISBN : 9781897522493
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The year 2011 marks the 100th anniversary of the publication of "Old Indian Trails of the Canadian Rockies", one of the best-selling books ever published on the mountains of western Canada. In celebration of this remarkable work of mountain literature, RMB is thrilled to issue a Limited Edition hardcover of Schäffer's classic. Complete with Janice Sanford Beck's Foreword and a new selection of archival colour and black and white photographs, this book will most certainly continue to enthral generations of readers, explorers and tourists for another one hundred years.

Climbs And Exploration In The Canadian Rockies

Author : Hugh E. M. Stutfield
ISBN : 1897522061
Genre : History
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'. . . years ago the Dominion of Canada, stretching as it does over thousands of miles, covered with dense forests, watered by unnumbered rivers, and dotted over with countless lakes, was a land in many places as difficult of access as Siberia; and its Rocky Mountains, the back-bone of the continent, were almost unknown.' - Stutfield & CollieFirst published in 1903, Climbs & Exploration in the Canadian Rockies details the mountaineering adventures of Hugh Stutfield and J. Norman Collie while the two were together during various explorations in the area north of Lake Louise, Alberta. Between 1898 and 1902, Stutfield and Collie journeyed through the mountain towns, valleys and passes of the Rockies, where Collie completed numerous first ascents and discovered fresh views of Lake Louise and the Columbia Icefields.

In The Heart Of The Canadian Rockies

Author : Sir James Outram
ISBN : 1894765966
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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There is a wonderful fascination about mountains. Their massive grandeur, majesty of lofty height, splendour of striking outline crag and pinnacle and precipice seem to appeal both to the intellect and to the inmost soul of man, and to compel a mingled reverence and love ... James Outram First published in 1923, In the Heart of the Canadian Rockies is Outram s record of his adventures and exploits in the early years of the 20th century among the massive mountains straddling the Alberta/British Columbia boundary. Throughout his time in western Canada, Outram crossed paths with numerous colourful characters Swiss guides, hunters, cowboys and outfitters, as well as previous climbers and explorers, whose journeys he discusses at length. It is this comprehensive detailing, not only of Outram s own climbs but also those of mountaineers who preceded him, that gives In the Heart of the Canadian Rockies the air of a grand overview of the early years of climbing in western Canada. With its many references also to burgeoning alpine towns in both Alberta and British Columbia, this third volume in the Mountain Classics Collection is an open invitation for readers, climbers and adventurers to follow in the footsteps of this avid early mountaineer and passionate outdoorsman into the rugged, beautiful landscape of the western Canadian mountains.

No Ordinary Woman

Author : Janice Sanford Beck
ISBN : 0921102828
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Artist, photographer, writer, world traveler and, above all, explorer, Mary Schaffer Warren overcame the limited expectations of women at the turn of the nineteenth century in order to follow her dreams.Mary, born into a wealthy Quaker family in Pennsylvania, was a precocious child who excelled at school. She was much more interested in the arts and traveling. A trip across Canada in 1889 proved the turning point in Mary's life. Not only did she meet her future husband-doctor and botanist Charles Schaffer-she also fell hopelessly in love with the mountains.After Charles' death, Mary embarked on explorations into the Canadian Rockies at a time when it was not thought proper for a woman to do so. Her most famous trips of 1907 and 1908 resulted in the rediscovery of Maligne Lake and the highly regarded book Old Indian Trails of the Canadian Rockies. Mary eventually settled in Banff and there married her handsome young guide Billy Warren.Since her death in 1937, she continues to inspire young people and women in particular.

The Rockies Of Canada

Author : Walter Wilcox
ISBN : 9781926855417
Genre : History
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As I paused on a massive ledge far out on the moraine I was nearly overcome with the deathly silence. The power and majesty of mountains stand forth most clearly when accompanied by some great sound, the crashing of thunder or avalanche or the roar of a rushing stream. First published in 1900, The Rockies of Canada is based on one of the first major works to be written about the mountains of western Canada, Camping in the Canadian Rockies (1896). Focusing upon the escapades of the Lake Louise Club, a group of relatively inexperienced climbers from Yale University and elsewhere in the eastern United States, this fifth volume in the Mountain Classics Collection offers the reader a glimpse not only of the remarkable beauty and grandeur of the Rocky Mountains, but also the danger and rigours these early adventurers experienced nearly every day.

The Canadian Rockies

Author : Arthur Philemon Coleman
ISBN : 9781926855370
Genre : History
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Arthur Philemon Coleman was a passionate Canadian and one of the first to truly discover the beauty and majesty of this country''s mountain ranges as an explorer, geologist and mountaineer. In 1884, before the railway traversed the Rocky and Columbia mountains, Coleman headed west on the first of what would be eight mountaineering expeditions, making his way on foot and pack horse, with Native guides and without, over passes in Alberta and British Columbia. First published in 1911, this new edition gives modern-day readers a glimpse of the early days of mountaineering in the Canadian west. It paints a sympathetic picture of the rugged men and women who opened the region and of the hardships they endured. In his travels he encountered some of the main characters in Canadian mountaineering history, including Mary Schdffer, Joby Beaver, Frank Sibbald, Reverend George Kinney and Adolphus Moberly.

The Historic Route From Old Bow Fort To Jasper

Author : Emerson Sanford
ISBN : 189752241X
Genre : History
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"Life of the Trail" is a fascinating series that guides today's hikers and armchair travelers through the stories of historic routes in the Canadian Rockies. When authors Emerson Sanford and Janice Sanford Beck began backpacking together nearly 20 years ago, they often wondered whose footsteps they were retracing and how today's trails through the Rockies came to be there. In "Life of the Trail," they share their findings with adventurers and history buffs alike. "Life of the Trail 3: The Historic Route from Old Bow Fort to Jasper" starts at the remains of Peigan Post, originally built in 1832 and still visible today, located at the west end of the Morley Reserve. This entire route is now a contemporary road, but early in the 20th century the section north of Lake Louise was the main trail heading north and was very busy with pioneers, adventurers and explorers. The trail has been divided into three sections: Old Bow Fort to Lake Louise, Lake Louise to Sunwapta Pass and Sunwapta Pass to Jasper.

Bow Lake

Author : Jane Lytton Gooch
ISBN : 9781926855059
Genre : Art
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Bow Lake in the Canadian Rockies has inspired artists for almost a century. An early explorer who recognized the beauty of this alpine landscape was Jimmy Simpson, a legendary guide and outfitter who also collected art and painted in watercolours. He welcomed artists such as Carl Rungius, Belmore Browne and Peter and Catharine Whyte to his camp beside Bow Lake, which eventually became the storied Num-Ti-Jah Lodge. A.C. Leighton and his wife, Barbara, along with Walter J. Phillips were among the early artists at Bow Lake. This artistic tradition has been carried on with the current artist-in-residence program at Num-Ti-Jah, attracting many contemporary artists to paint the spectacular landscape. This volume includes an introduction describing the history of exploration and the early artistic activity generated by Jimmy Simpson, followed by brief biographies of 18 contemporary artists whose works are also included in the 47 colour plates, all documented and described, of which only 6 have ever been published before.

Old Indian Trails

Author : Mary Towsend Sharples Schaffer
ISBN : 033175312X
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Excerpt from Old Indian Trails: Incidents of Camp and Trail Life, Covering Two Years' Exploration Through the Rocky Mountains of Canada But the tide swept on: With jealous eyes we watched the silence slipping back, the tin cans and empty fruit-jars strew our sacred soil, the mark of the axe grow more obtrusive, even the trails cleared of the debris so hard to master, yet so precious from the fact it must be mastered to succeed. Where next? Driven from our Eden, where should our tents rise again? We were grow ing lost and lonesome in the great tide which was sweeping across our playground, and we longed for wider views and new untrammelled ways. With willing ears we listened to the tales brought in by the hunters and trappers, those men of this land who are the true pioneers of the country in spite of the fact that they have written nothing and are but little known. With hearts not entirely on pelts, they had seen and now told us of valleys of great beauty, of high unknown peaks, of little known rivers, of un-named lakes, lying to the north and north-west of the country we knew so well, - a fairyland, yet a land girt about with hardships, a land whose highway was a difficult trail or no trail at all. We fretted for the strength of man, for the way was long and hard, and only the tried and stalwart might venture where cold and heat, starvation and privation stalked ever at the explorer's heels. In meek despair we bowed our heads to the inevitable, to the cutting knowledge of the superiority of the endurance of man and the years slipped by. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

Forgotten Highways

Author : Nicky L. Brink
ISBN : 9781926972060
Genre : Travel
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Traversing the historic trails of the Rockies today is done in much the same manner as it was two centuries ago—primarily on foot with heavy packs, with little better defence against mosquitoes or the elements. Although accurate maps are available, and modern technology such as global positioning systems stand as a bulwark to a complete wilderness experience, in many cases it is as difficult and challenging to cross these mountain passes, or even more so, than it was two centuries ago. Routes such as Athabasca Pass are far less travelled today than they were in the golden era of the fur trade. If our society has become so rich that we continually seek out physical and mental challenges in the wilderness—adventure and eco-travel—perhaps it would be a sign of respect to follow at least for a while in the footsteps of those who in many ways paved the way for gernerations to come. We began to form the idea of hiking all the significant historical trails to see what we could learn from the early pathfinders, about the difficulty of wilderness life and travel. What window would be opened to times past in a land where the terrain has remained essentially unchanged? —from the authors' introduction

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