STORIES OF ICE BOOK LAUNCH

Pho­to by Amy Liu

What to do when my new book, Sto­ries Of Ice, all about Cana­di­ans hav­ing adven­tures, work­ing, study­ing and cre­at­ing art on our glac­i­ers comes out dur­ing a pan­dem­ic? Why, I host­ed an out­door book launch! In Novem­ber, in the Cana­di­an Rock­ies! Dress code — puffy down jack­et and toque. BYO thermos/flask.

Covid-safe, just 30 peo­ple, we had lots of room to spread out, and every­one loved it! Temps were ‑7C, per­fect, I thought, I was still able to sign books. One Arc­tic explor­er friend, though, thought it wasn’t cold enough!

Pho­to by Amy Liu

But real­ly, what could be more appro­pri­ate — or more Cana­di­an — for a book about ancient ice, and peo­ple who love win­ter, and espe­cial­ly, love glac­i­ers!

Pho­to by Amy Liu

Sto­ries of Ice is filled with tales of peo­ple who ski for weeks or months across glac­i­ers and ice­fields, sleep­ing in tents and car­ry­ing all their gear on their backs. Peo­ple who work and run busi­ness­es and guide clients on glac­i­ers all year-round.

Pho­to by Amy Liu
Pho­to by Amy Liu

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Sto­ries of sci­en­tists who study glac­i­ers in wind and howl­ing bliz­zards, even rap­pelling deep inside ver­ti­cal tun­nels in ancient ice.

And painters and pho­tog­ra­phers and film­mak­ers who cre­ate art, all on Canada’s glac­i­ers. Those of us — yes, me includ­ed — who live in the moun­tains love to be out­side, in sum­mer, and espe­cial­ly, in win­ter:-)