Rock­ies Extreme: A Cen­tury of Cut­ting Edge Moun­tain Adventurers

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From the first climbers to ascend Mount Louis’s ver­ti­cal walls, to the skiers who tra­versed glac­i­ers for 20 days from Jasper to Lake Louise, to the kayaker who dropped 30 metres over John­ston Falls, and the paraglid­ers who flew from Mount Rob­son to the US bor­der, adven­tur­ers have been upping the ante in the Cana­dian Rock­ies one aston­ish­ing feat after the other for more than a century.

In Rock­ies Extreme, Lynn Mar­tel shares sto­ries and pho­tos and excerpts from per­sonal inter­views with the bold­est and most dar­ing adven­tur­ers to climb, ski, pad­dle and soar to the pin­na­cle of accom­plish­ment in the Cana­dian Rock­ies, includ­ing Chic Scott, Barry Blan­chard, Son­nie Trot­ter, Will Gadd and more.