All We Need to Know I Learned From Mountain Adventure

Have you ever won­dered what it’s like to ski across glac­i­ers, back­pack through bear coun­try days from the trail­head, camp at 10,000 feet on an ice­field in minus 30 tem­per­a­tures or explore deep inside the caves of a Cana­di­an Rock­ies moun­tain?

Lynn Mar­tel has lived these adven­tures. More than that, she’s writ­ten books about those who were first to stand on the Cana­di­an Rock­ies high­est sum­mits, kayak over 100-foot water­falls and jour­ney deep into the moun­tain weeks, even months at a time.

Like any moun­tain expe­di­tion, Lynn’s jour­ney unfold­ed one step at a time. Frozen fin­gers, heavy back­packs, ski­ing through a maze of gap­ing crevass­es on a glac­i­er, climb­ing up ver­ti­cal cliffs with noth­ing but air below her, Lynn’s out­door adven­tures have taught her lessons that serve her well – in her rela­tion­ships, in her pro­fes­sion­al life as a writer, pho­tog­ra­ph­er, hik­ing guide and pop­u­lar pre­sen­ter.

Weav­ing togeth­er sto­ries about the region’s most dar­ing and accom­plished adven­tur­ers, pas­sages from books by his­tor­i­cal explor­ers and her own heart-stop­ping and soul-warm­ing expe­ri­ences, Lynn shares how a fash­ion-con­scious dis­co princess from Mon­tre­al grew to be an accom­plished moun­tain author, out­door adven­tur­er and speak­er. And she’ll share her most valu­able insights and lessons for you to bring home a back­pack full of inspi­ra­tion from your vis­it to the Cana­di­an Rock­ies.