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  • 1
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    A Purpose Ridden Ryan Correy Canada
    9781771600644 Paperback SPORTS & RECREATION / Cycling Publication Date:May 18, 2015
    $25.00 CAD 5.47 x 8.48 x 1.18 in | 640 gr | 496 pages Carton Quantity:20 Canadian Rights: Y RMB | Rocky Mountain Books
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      In the summer of 1996, a father and his 13-year-old son embarked on a 3400 km bicycle tour across Canada. Affectionately known as “Manhood Training,” this unique bonding experience became the inspiration for Ryan Correy to break away from convention and turn a passion for cycling into his purpose in life.

      The world’s most extreme cycling challenges serve as an evolving proving ground for the young rider – including self-doubt on a solo tour to Arizona after high school, falling asleep and crashing into a cemetery gate on the grueling Race Across America (“The toughest sporting event in the world”), murder and robbery along the Pan American Highway (“The longest road in the world”), a near mountaintop helicopter rescue while traversing the infamous Tour Divide (“The longest mountain bike race in the world”), cashing in after being hit by a car in California, hallucinations and foot-crippling pain on a six-day, 20-hour stationary cycling world record attempt, and plenty more.

      A Purpose Ridden is an honest and often obsessive first-hand account of becoming one of Canada’s most respected adventure cyclists. Ryan shares in great detail the sponsorship woes, the evolution of his ego, an admiration for flawed role model Lance Armstrong, the many accolades earned, family tragedy and, of course, the evolving relationship with his father, their fights, and friendships lost along the way.

      The path less travelled begins with a paternal taunt: “We’re close enough to home. If you want, we can call your mother to come and pick you up now.”

      Bio

      Ryan Correy is one of Canada’s most accomplished adventure cyclists. In addition to writing about these adventures in two books, A Purpose Ridden (RMB, 2018) and Bikepacking in the Canadian Rockies (RMB, 2018), Ryan regularly speaks to groups about turning passion into purpose and is also the founder of Bikepack Canada (bikepack.ca). Ryan lives in Canmore, Alberta, with his equally ambitious wife, Sarah.

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      The 479-page book is hard to put down. Correy’s honest writing style caused some tension within his family, and one can understand why. This is a book as much about family dynamics as it is about cycling. Fortunately, the two storylines weave together seamlessly to create a must-read book for anyone.—Dan Dakin, Candian Cycling Magazine

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    A Youth Wasted Climbing David Chaundy-Smart Canada
    9781771600675 Paperback SPORTS & RECREATION / Mountaineering Publication Date:May 04, 2015
    $20.00 CAD 5.75 x 7.75 x 0.63 in | 340 gr | 264 pages Carton Quantity:26 RMB | Rocky Mountain Books
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      David Chaundy-Smart took it as a compliment when his high school vice-principal told him he was wasting his youth by climbing. Here, he tells the story of how he and his brother, Reg, spent the last years of the 1970s fighting suburban boredom to become, in the words of renowned climbing historian Chic Scott, “one of the leading figures in Ontario rock climbing throughout the 1980s.”

      With its vivid accounts of short and nasty climbs, dubious mentors, hapless climbing partners, teenage crushes, bad cars, underage drinking and questionable climbing techniques, this is a memoir of coming of age in a simpler era of climbing, told with compassion, humour and insight.


      Bio

      David Chaundy-Smart has been climbing since 1975 throughout North America and Europe. He has completed hundreds of new routes in eastern Canada and is the founder of Gripped, Canada’s Climbing Magazine, Canadian Running Magazine, Canadian Cycling Magazine and Triathlon Magazine Canada. He is also the author of five climbing guidebooks; a memoir entitled A Youth Wasted Climbing (RMB, 2015), short-listed by the Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival in 2015; and the climbing novel Above the Reich, published by Imaginary Mountain Surveyors. He lives in Toronto, where he is the editorial director of Gripped Publishing and is still an active new router in northern Ontario.

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      Chaundy-Smart’s description of his youth has all the understatement and dry wit of Steinbeck’s Cannery Row. There is a natural rhythm to the book that makes it a joy to read: pure and simple. Bloody brilliant.—Paul Pritchard, author of Deep Play and The Totem Pole, 1997 and 1999 winner of the Boardman-Tasker Mountain Literature Prize


      Chaundy-Smart’s writing has an enjoyable cadence. There are paragraphs that distil relationships, life and death. An entertaining and educational read about a part of the North American climbing scene we don’t often read about.—Edward Webster, author of Snow in the Kingdom: My Storm Years on Everest, 2001 Finalist, Boardman-Tasker Mountain Literature Prize; Finalist, Mountain Literature Prize, 2001 Banff Mountain Book Festival


      In words that will feel familiar to many climbers who came of age when rock climbing was little understood and scorned, Chaundy-Smart writes, “A seductive voice said I was made for something better that no one, as yet, understood but me…. I was becoming visible and couldn’t help it if people didn’t like what they saw.” Even if, like me, you know next to nothing about the climbing of eastern Canada, you’ll find much to love—and much that feels universal—in Chaundy-Smart’s memoir: colourful characters, love and loss, and hair-raising, how-did-we-ever-survive climbing adventures.—Dougald MacDonald, Executive Editor, American Alpine Journal


      I enjoyed this short and sweet story of young adventure. Mostly, because it shows that you only need a few essential traits to be a good rock climber: a drive to go to the mountains (often), intuition and confidence in your own climbing abilities, and a lot of luck.—ClimbCore

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    Saving Farmland The Fight for Real Food Nathalie Chambers Canada, Robin Alys Roberts Canada, Sophie Wooding Canada
    9781771600736 Paperback NATURE / Environmental Conservation & Protection Publication Date:June 08, 2015
    $25.00 CAD 5.5 x 8.5 x 0.88 in | 480 gr | 360 pages Carton Quantity:28 RMB | Rocky Mountain Books
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      When Nathalie Chambers and her husband, David, first took over Madrona Farm, 27 acres on southern Vancouver Island with a deep history, they never thought their small-scale agricultural business would blossom into an international political act. As pressures from heirs, land developers and industrial farmers grew alongside their rows of organically produced food, the Chambers took action. Considered by many to be revolutionary and by some to be rebellious, their story opened many eyes to the future of food.

      Saving Farmland introduces readers to stories of lost farmland and bees saving lives. It shows how sustainability, ecosystems and biodiversity transcend the paradox of our own, man-made losses. Saving Farmland describes overcoming obstacles, choosing models, identifying vital farmland, building community and fundraising. Concluding stories of commonly shared land, international trusts, regained farmland and several heroes provide ongoing inspiration.

      This practical book teems with fascinating history and facts. Saving Farmland will help us all support local farming and sustainable land development so we can indulge in good eating—forever.


      Bio

      Nathalie Chambers has a diploma in Restoration Ecology from the University of Victoria and has studied Conservation Finance at Yale University. She is the founder of both the Chef Survival Challenge Inc., a fundraising event that channels proceeds to farmland conservation, and the Big Dream Farm Fund, which directs funds towards farmland acquisition and sustainable farming education initiatives. Nathalie and her husband, David Chambers, live and work on Madrona Farm, where they grow more than a hundred varieties of produce year-round for over 4,000 regular customers, including numerous wholesalers and local restaurants. Nathalie is mother to two kids, Sage and Lola, and lives in Victoria, BC.

      Robin Alys Roberts, B.Ed with Applied Linguistics, taught at the University of Victoria. She’s written a tutorial manual, websites, newsletters, conference presentations and magazine articles; co-authored yachting books; and edited theses, resumes, websites and a peace education book. A happy grandmother, she loves gardening, good food and democracy. She lives in Victoria, BC.

      Sophie Wooding has a degree in creative writing and English literature from the University of Victoria. She apprenticed at Madrona Farm surrounding a stint at GoodRoots, a Community Sustained Agriculture Farm near her hometown of Langley, BC. Sophie lives in Victoria, BC.

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      I could scarcely tear myself away from this book. The words and stories resonate so completely with my own experiences and with everything I have learned about sustainability and food production. The book is, at once, compellingly personal and yet universal in its message and the lessons it brings. It focuses simultaneously on one particular farm in rural Saanich—the iconic Madrona Farm—and on the potential and promise of farms everywhere and anywhere. It is a book about a love affair with the land, and how to build strong, enduring relationships with each other and with our home places. Anyone with an interest in food and the future of the world will want to read it and will be inspired by it.—Nancy J. Turner, author of Ancient Pathways, Ancestral Knowledge: Ethnobotany and Ecological Wisdom of Indigenous Peoples of Northwestern North America and Saanich Ethnobotany: Culturally Important Plants of the W_SÁNEC People


      This is a very important book containing extensive research. It presents the perspective of, and the journey taken by, Nathalie Chambers in her passionate drive to make a difference in our world. The world needs more people like Nathalie and her husband, David. There are many lessons to be learned. Read it and be inspired.—Bill Turner, C.M., Partner/Director, Change Canada Consultants Ltd.; Chair, National Trust for Land and Culture (Canada); and Vice-Chair, International National Trusts Organization


      This influential book tells the inspiring story of one woman and a community that mobilized to protect an agricultural jewel in the heart of the urban landscape. Read it, share it and follow the example—working together to support local food systems and build truly sustainable communities.—Ben Isitt, historian, city councillor and author of From Victoria to Vladivostok: Canada's Siberian Expedition, 1917–19 and Militant Minority: British Columbia Workers and the Rise of a New Left, 1948–1972


      Saving Farmland's human-anecdotal approach to responsible farming removes science from the equation and advocates, through storytelling, a blueprint for community action and the wisdom of farmers who live with, rather than against, nature to produce healthy food for a healthier planet.—Linda Rogers, journalist, poet, playwright and author of The Empress Letters and Friday Water


      Saving Farmland is ultimately about decision: to choose hope over global grief, community empowerment over corporate dominion, protection over peril, a sustainable feast over a slow road to famine.—Amy Reiswig, Focus Magazine


      Saving Farmland is an often exhilarating ride through farm activism and the frontiers of agro-ecology…. this is an inspiring manifesto, packed full of fascinating detail, that forcefully defends a vision of sustainable farming.

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    Tod Inlet A Healing Place Gwen Curry Canada
    9781771600767 Paperback NATURE / Regional Publication Date:May 18, 2015
    $25.00 CAD 8.5 x 8 x 0.5 in | 560 gr | 192 pages Carton Quantity:26 RMB | Rocky Mountain Books
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      Shortlisted for the 2016 Roderick Haig-Brown Regional Prize.

      Tod Inlet has been a place of refuge for hundreds, if not thousands, of years, but few are aware of its history. This tiny fjord, less than a half hour from downtown Victoria, is part of Gowlland Tod Provincial Park and is accessed by a forested path beside Tod Creek. For centuries it was the home of the WSÁNEc (Saanich) people, providing everything for their spiritual and material sustenance. In the early part of the twentieth century a small company town grew on its shores. Houses, a railway, a clay mill, a factory and a dock for steamships were built for the Vancouver Portland Cement Company. When the cement company had exhausted the limestone quarries, Jennie Butchart began her ambitious gardening project, Butchart Gardens. Developers made plans for marinas, golf courses and hotels to be built on this quiet inlet, but local citizens, environmentalists, scientists and First Nations people fought back.

      Almost all the buildings have been demolished, but concrete and iron are not easily disposed of, and reminders of the past confront the walker everywhere: shell middens spill into the sea, fruit trees and garden flowers mingle with indigenous plants, and century-old industrial relics litter the creek, the forest and the Inlet. But despite the ravages of the past century, Tod Inlet retains a spirit of peace and renewal. In other environments this clash of the man-made with the natural can create an unsettling mix. Here, time has allowed nature to begin the healing process and has morphed into a present that speaks softly of its past.

      Gwen Curry takes us on her walks down to the Inlet. Her beautiful photographs capture the spirit of present-day Tod Inlet, while her sensitive prose gives us glimpses into the Inlet’s natural, industrial and First Nations history.

      Bio

      Gwen Curry is an artist/writer and a former professor in the visual arts department at the University of Victoria. She is a member of the Royal Canadian Academy and her work is in many private and public collections. Her first book, Tod Inlet: A Healing Place (Rocky Mountain Books, 2015), was shortlisted for the Roderick Haig-Brown Regional Prize for B.C. literature. In it, her photographs and writing detail her walks to Tod Inlet and its fascinating history. Gwen has travelled widely but finds nothing more exciting than exploring the rugged coast of British Columbia. She has visited Malcolm Island and the surrounding area many times in the past decade and appreciates what a beautiful yet vulnerable place it is. Gwen Curry lives in Brentwood Bay (Vancouver Island), British Columbia.

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    Active Vancouver A Year-round Guide to Outdoor Recreation in the City's Natural Environments Roy Jantzen Canada
    9781771600798 Paperback TRAVEL / Canada Publication Date:June 18, 2015
    $25.00 CAD 5.5 x 8.5 x 0.63 in | 500 gr | 296 pages Carton Quantity:32 RMB | Rocky Mountain Books
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      Active Vancouver offers the reader a variety of pursuits—cycling, trail running, hiking, snowshoeing, paddling, walking, and nature treks—all within a day trip of Vancouver, British Columbia, one of the most vibrant urban regions in the world for access to recreational green space.

      The myriad activities featured in this unique guidebook are for locals and tourists alike who have beginner to intermediate skills in each sport. Here you’ll find all the year-round information needed to plan a fun, energetic and educational adventure day in one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Readers are able to scan activities quickly for timing, distance, elevation and accessibility. Equally important, each activity also provides an “Eco-Insight” into the natural history of the locale to give the user a deeper connection with the environment.

      Complete with colour photographs and maps, Active Vancouver is the ultimate resource for both exciting and family-friendly outdoor recreation in and around Vancouver throughout the year.

      Bio

      Roy Jantzen is a professor of Natural History at North Vancouver’s Capilano University in the Faculty of Tourism and Outdoor Recreation. He also works for the Yukon Department of Tourism developing curriculum and delivering wilderness tourism workshops. For over two decades, Roy has helped educate the public about the importance of our biodiverse areas and our human place in them, and he sees this book as an extension of that effort. He splits his time between Vancouver, British Columbia, and Whitehorse, Yukon.

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      "Complete with colour photographs and maps, Active Vancouver is the ultimate resource for both exciting and family-friendly outdoor recreation in and around Vancouver throughout the year."


      "Active Vancouver includes adventures in all four seasons, so it's something locals can use year round. I think this is a great book for any outdoor adventurer in Vancouver."

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    Popular Day Hikes 5 South-Central Okanagan Gerry Shea Canada
    9781771600880 Paperback TRAVEL / Canada Publication Date:July 06, 2015
    $15.00 CAD 5.5 x 8.5 x 0.38 in | 260 gr | 144 pages Carton Quantity:64 RMB | Rocky Mountain Books
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      Popular Day Hikes is a series of bestselling books written for visitors and locals looking to hike scenic trails from well-established staging areas. These accurate, attractive guides feature detailed maps and colour photographs to whet the appetite.

      Located in south-central British Columbia and situated between the Cascade and Columbia mountain ranges, the Southern Okanagan Valley extends from Kelowna to Osoyoos. Popular Day Hikes 5:  South-Central Okanagan describes 35 accessible treks around Kelowna, West Kelowna and Westside Road as well as Penticton, Naramata, Oliver, Osoyoos, Summerland, Peachland and Keremeos. Featuring robust vineyards, fruit orchards, desert-like grasslands, rich marshes, ponderosa pine forests, towering cliffs, large lakes, salmon streams, modest peaks and a tremendous diversity of animal and plant life, this stunning and diverse area is rich with dozens of unique hiking routes. With distances ranging from 3 km to 20 km and from easy to strenuous, this vibrant guide features routes available to all levels of day-hiking enthusiasts.


      Bio

      Gerry Shea moved to Kamloops from Vancouver at the age of 9, which is when he became enchanted by the nearby hills. It was on a family vacation many years later that he discovered the mountains and began hiking and climbing in his spare time, gathering knowledge and experience that he has since used to help beginning hikers, scramblers and backpackers to trek safely. Gerry and his wife, Debbie, live in Kamloops, and he continues to hike throughout the hills and mountains of BC and Alberta.

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    Gillean Daffern's Kananaskis Country Trail Guide - 4th Edition Volume 5: The Highwood - Flat Creek - Upper Livingstone - Willow Creek 4th edition Gillean Daffern Canada
    9781771600941 Paperback TRAVEL / Canada Publication Date:August 03, 2015
    $26.95 CAD 5.5 x 8.5 x 0.75 in | 560 gr | 336 pages Carton Quantity:28 RMB | Rocky Mountain Books
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      With over 100,000 copies of previous editions sold, Gillean Daffern’s widely respected hiking guides to Kananaskis Country have now been completely reformatted, revised and updated. As the pre-eminent expert on the area, the author continues to offer something for every level of foot-traveller, be they novice or experienced hikers, scramblers or backpackers. Gillean’s clear and detailed text, enhanced with colour photos and maps, enables everyone to navigate safely through this complex and beautiful area.

      • NEW! The original two volumes have been extended into five exhaustively researched books.
      • NEW! Each new volume includes exciting and previously unpublished trails and routes.
      • NEW! All maps have been completely redrawn and enhanced.
      • NEW! Full-colour photographs throughout do justice to the spectacular scenery of the Canadian Rockies.

      Bio

      Gillean Daffern has explored Kananaskis Country for decades and understands its landscape and history intimately throughout every season of the year. She has also been writing and publishing bestselling trail guides to Kananaskis Country for over 30 years and is the author of the renowned five-volume series Gillean Daffern’s Kananaskis Country Trail Guide, which is now in its 4th edition and has sold well over 100,000 copies since it was first published in 1979. She also travels to mountain areas outside of Kananaskis Country, and in particular enjoys visiting countries off the beaten tourist path. Gillean is the co-founder of Rocky Mountain Books and, along with her husband, Tony Daffern, was awarded the Banff Mountain Festival’s Summit of Excellence Award in 2006. She lives in Calgary, Alberta.

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    Gillean Daffern's Kananaskis Country Trail Guide - 4th Edition Volume 4: Sheep—Gorge Creek—North Fork Gillean Daffern Canada
    9781927330098 Paperback SPORTS & RECREATION / Hiking Publication Date:June 15, 2012
    $26.95 CAD 5.5 x 8.5 x 0.5 in | 400 gr | 240 pages Carton Quantity:44 RMB | Rocky Mountain Books
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      Description

      With over 100,000 copies of the previous editions sold, Gillean Daffern’s bestselling hiking guides to Kananaskis Country have been completely reformatted, revised and updated. As the pre-eminent expert on the area, the author continues to offer something for every level of foot-traveller, be they novice or experienced hikers, scramblers or backpackers. Gillean’s clear and detailed text, enhanced with colour photos and maps, enables everyone to navigate safely through this complex and beautiful area.

      • NEW! The original two volumes have been extended into five exhaustively researched books.
      • NEW! Each new volume includes exciting and previously unpublished trails and routes.
      • NEW! All maps have been completely redrawn and enhanced.
      • NEW! Full-colour photographs throughout do justice to the spectacular scenery of the Canadian Rockies.

      Bio

      Gillean Daffern has explored Kananaskis Country for decades and understands its landscape and history intimately throughout every season of the year. She has also been writing and publishing bestselling trail guides to Kananaskis Country for over 30 years and is the author of the renowned five-volume series Gillean Daffern’s Kananaskis Country Trail Guide, which is now in its 4th edition and has sold well over 100,000 copies since it was first published in 1979. She also travels to mountain areas outside of Kananaskis Country, and in particular enjoys visiting countries off the beaten tourist path. Gillean is the co-founder of Rocky Mountain Books and, along with her husband, Tony Daffern, was awarded the Banff Mountain Festival’s Summit of Excellence Award in 2006. She lives in Calgary, Alberta.

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    Gillean Daffern's Kananaskis Country Trail Guide - 4th Edition Volume 3: The Ghost—Bow Valley—Canmore—Spray Gillean Daffern Canada
    9781927330036 Paperback SPORTS & RECREATION / Hiking Publication Date:July 15, 2013
    $26.95 CAD 5.5 x 8.5 x 0.69 in | 580 gr | 344 pages Carton Quantity:24 RMB | Rocky Mountain Books
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      Description

      With over 100,000 copies of the previous editions sold, Gillean Daffern’s bestselling hiking guides to Kananaskis Country have been completely reformatted, revised and updated. As the pre-eminent expert on the area, the author continues to offer something for every level of foot-traveller, be they novice or experienced hikers, scramblers or backpackers. Gillean’s clear and detailed text, enhanced with colour photos and maps, enables everyone to navigate safely through this complex and beautiful area.

      • NEW! The original two volumes have been extended into five exhaustively researched books.
      • NEW! Each new volume includes exciting and previously unpublished trails and routes.
      • NEW! All maps have been completely redrawn and enhanced.
      • NEW! Full-colour photographs throughout do justice to the spectacular scenery of the Canadian Rockies.

      Bio

      Gillean Daffern has explored Kananaskis Country for decades and understands its landscape and history intimately throughout every season of the year. She has also been writing and publishing bestselling trail guides to Kananaskis Country for over 30 years and is the author of the renowned five-volume series Gillean Daffern’s Kananaskis Country Trail Guide, which is now in its 4th edition and has sold well over 100,000 copies since it was first published in 1979. She also travels to mountain areas outside of Kananaskis Country, and in particular enjoys visiting countries off the beaten tourist path. Gillean is the co-founder of Rocky Mountain Books and, along with her husband, Tony Daffern, was awarded the Banff Mountain Festival’s Summit of Excellence Award in 2006. She lives in Calgary, Alberta.

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    Gillean Daffern's Kananaskis Country Trail Guide - 4th Edition Volume 2: West Bragg—The Elbow—The Jumpingpound Gillean Daffern Canada
    9781897522776 Paperback SPORTS & RECREATION / Hiking Publication Date:May 15, 2011
    $26.95 CAD 5.5 x 8.5 x 0.56 in | 460 gr | 280 pages Carton Quantity:36 RMB | Rocky Mountain Books
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      Description

      With over 100,000 copies of the previous editions sold, Gillean Daffern’s bestselling hiking guides to Kananaskis Country have been completely reformatted, revised and updated. As the pre-eminent expert on the area, the author continues to offer something for every level of foot-traveller, be they novice or experienced hikers, scramblers or backpackers. Gillean’s clear and detailed text, enhanced with colour photos and maps, enables everyone to navigate safely through this complex and beautiful area.

      NEW! The previous two volumes have been extended into five exhaustively researched books.

      NEW! Each new volume includes exciting and previously unpublished trails and routes.

      NEW! All maps have been completely redrawn and enhanced.

      NEW! Full-colour photographs throughout do justice to the spectacular scenery of the Canadian Rockies.

      Bio

      Gillean Daffern has explored Kananaskis Country for decades and understands its landscape and history intimately throughout every season of the year. She has also been writing and publishing bestselling trail guides to Kananaskis Country for over 30 years and is the author of the renowned five-volume series Gillean Daffern’s Kananaskis Country Trail Guide, which is now in its 4th edition and has sold well over 100,000 copies since it was first published in 1979. She also travels to mountain areas outside of Kananaskis Country, and in particular enjoys visiting countries off the beaten tourist path. Gillean is the co-founder of Rocky Mountain Books and, along with her husband, Tony Daffern, was awarded the Banff Mountain Festival’s Summit of Excellence Award in 2006. She lives in Calgary, Alberta.

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