Language: English . Brand New Book. Recipient of the Banff Mountain Book Festival s Canadian Rockies Award A book to be read and digested, then sampled, then read and dipped into often.a fine achievement for this dedicated author. Bruce Fairley, Canadian Alpine Journal HOLY SHIT WAAAAAAAAAT A FABBBBBULOUS TOME. Tami Knight, Illustrator/Mountaineer This important new book tells the story of Canada s 200-year mountaineering history. Through the use of stories and pictures, Chic Scott documents the evolution of climbing in Canada. He introduces us to the early mountain pioneers and the modern day climbing athletes; he takes us to the crags and the gyms, from the west coast to Quebec, and from the Yukon to the Rockies. But most importantly, Scott showcases Canadian climbers--the routes that challenged them, the peaks that inspired them, their insatiable desire to climber harder, to push the limits. Begin the trek through Canada s climbing history. Learn about Swiss guides hired by CPR hotels who ushered in the glory years of first ascents. Continue through to the turn of the twentieth century when British and American climbers of leisure found themselves hampered by the difficulties of travel through the Canadian wilderness. Learn about the European immigrants of the 1950s who pushed the limits on the rock walls, and the American superstars who led the search for frightening new routes on the big north faces. Be there when British expatriates pioneer an exciting new trend in world mountaineering--waterfall ice climbing. Witness the popular growth of sport climbing, both on the crags and in the gyms. Finally, enjoy the story of home-grown climbers. Initially slow to take up the challenge, both at home and overseas, they are now leaders in the climbing world. N° de réf. du libraire
Synopsis : Pushing the Limits captures Canada's 200-year mountaineering history, a story that unfolds both in Canada and around the world. Journeying to the summits, the crags and the gyms, from the Yukon to the Rockies, Chic introduces readers to early mountain pioneers and modern-day climbing athletes. An adept storyteller with an obvious passion for his subject, Chic showcases the under-celebrated achievements of Canadian climbers.
About the Author: An accomplished mountaineer and influential member of the Canadian mountaineering community, Chic Scott has, in part, shaped the history he documented. Chic has been a climber and guide for over 35 years. He founder the Canadian Himalayan Foundation and initiated the prestigious Banff Mountain Film Festival. This is his fourth book.
Titre : Pushing the Limits: The Story of Canadian ...
Éditeur : Rocky Mountain Books,Canada
Date d'édition : 2002
Reliure : Hardback
Etat du livre : New
Description du livre Rocky Mountain Books. Hardcover. État : VERY GOOD. Cover and pages show some wear from reading and storage. May have creases on the cover and binding caused from handling and reading. Some pages may contain writing and or highlighting. N° de réf. du libraire 2796421722
Description du livre Rocky Mountain Books, 2010. État : Good. First Edition. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. N° de réf. du libraire GRP9524914
Description du livre Rocky Mountain Books, 2010. État : Good. First Edition. Ships from Reno, NV. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. N° de réf. du libraire GRP88641705
Description du livre Rocky Mountain Books, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, 2000. Hard Cover. État : Fine. Etat de la jaquette : Near Fine. The evolution of climbing in Canada over the last 200 years. Jacket lightly crimped with a small price sticker on the back, in new Brodart. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. N° de réf. du libraire C170067
Description du livre Rocky Mountain Books, Canada, 2000. Hardcover. État : Near Fine. Etat de la jaquette : Near Fine. Top corners are bumped - otherwise book is in excellent condition. ; "This is the story of Canadian-born climbers. Initially slow to take up the challenge both at home and overseas, they are now world leaders at the top of the sport." Beautiful color photos and maps on glossy stock. Bibliograph, References, and Index. Very Heavy book. Because of weight or size of some books, additional postage may be required. We will notify you if it is necessary to charge you an additional amount. You will then have the option of cancelling the order. ; Color & B&W Photographs & Maps; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 440 pages. N° de réf. du libraire 3544
Description du livre Rocky Mountain Books, 2010. État : very good. Gently used. Expect delivery in 20 days. N° de réf. du libraire 9780921102595-3
Description du livre Rocky Mountain Books, 2000. Hardcover. État : Used: Good. N° de réf. du libraire SONG0921102593
Description du livre Rocky Mountain Books, 2000. Hardcover. État : Very Good. Etat de la jaquette : Very Good. 11.25" x 8.75". 440 pp. "the evolution of climbing in Canada.as it has unfolded during the last 200 years". Illustrated throughout with numerous b&w photos, maps, and figures. 20 pages of colour photos and maps at start of book. Inscribed by the author on the half title, "For B./Good luck with all/your mountain dreams and adventures./Cheers!/C. S."Blue cloth with gilt titles and line drawing on front board. DJ has some light shelf wear, light crease near front top corner. A bright clean copy. This book weighs 1.8 kg, extra postage may be requested. Signed by Author(s). N° de réf. du libraire 016535
Description du livre État : Good. Book Condition: Good. N° de réf. du libraire 97809211025954.0
Description du livre Rocky Mountain Publishing, Calgary , Alberta Canada, 2000. Hard Cover in Dust Jacket. État : New. Etat de la jaquette : New. Photos (illustrateur). First Edition. 2000 First Edition Large Hardcover book in original dust Jacket . Brand new from 2000 publisher . Never opened, Never owned, Never marked . very light shelf wrinkle tiny part of one edge of jacket . Excellent Gift Giving quality . Handsome book; size: 8-3/4" wide x 11-1/4" tall x 1-1/4" thick; weights over 4 pounds; 440 pages, with index; illustrated with black & white photographs throughout . Dark blue textured cloth over boards, illustrated on front and spine with Gold gilt titles , in Glossy color photographic jacket . This fascinating and detailed book by the legendary Chic Scott follows the evolution of mountain climbing in Canada - from the west coast , to Quebec - from the Yukon , to the Rockies - as it has unfolded during its 200 year history from the early 1800s to the late 1990s . The building of the CPR , the Canadian Pacific Railroad , across the vast wilderness of Canada , and the subsequent hiring of Swiss guides for tourists by CPR hotels in the early days, ushered in the glory years of the first ascents of some of Canada's spectacular mountains . At the turn of the 20th century, British and American climbers of leisure were hampered by the difficulties of travel through the Canadian wilderness . After World War II , immigrants from Europe succeeded in pushing the limits on the rock walls, while American superstars led the search for frightening new routes on the big north faces . The end of this era saw a new development in world mountaineering by British expatriates in Canada - waterfall ice climbing . More recently , the growth of sport climbing, both on the crags, and in the gyms, has brought the sport within reach of mainstream society . This is the true story of Canadian-born climbers, and how, after having initially been slow to take up the challenge both at home and overseas, they now are world leaders at the top of the sport of mountaineering . Author Chic Scott 's life has been dominated by climbing and skiing since 1962 . He made his mark with the first winter ascents of Mount Hungabee in '66 & Mount Assininboine in '67 . He worked at Dougal Haston 's International School of Mountaineering from 1968, where he climbed & guided some of the most difficult routes in the Alps . In 1973 as a member of the British Expedition to Dhaulagiri IV, he climbed Myagdi Mathi, the first Himalayan summit reached by a Canadian . In Canada he is well known for his high-level ski traverses in the Rockies and the Columbia Mountains ; the first complete Jasper to Lake Louise traverse in 1967 which introduced nordic equipment into ski mountaineering; the Rogers Pass to Bugaboos traverse in '73; the first Northern Selkirks traverse in '76 . Some other notable accomplishments, all in the St. Elias Mountains, include the first alpine style ascent of Mount Logan east ridge, and a new route on the south face of McArthur Peak in 1988 . In 1978 Chic founded the Canadian Himalayan Foundation, in '92 the Company of Canadian Mountain Guides, and in '96 the John Lauchlan Award .He was awarded the Alpine Club of Canada Distinguished Service Badge in 1991 . and made an honarary member of the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides and the Calgary Mountain Club in 1997 . " Pushing the Limits - The Story of Canadian Mountaineering " . by Chic Scott . 2000 Hard cover book in original DJ ; published by Rocky Mountain Publishing, Calgary Alberta, Canada; in English only ; First Edition *** Secure packing for Safe shipping, since 1965 *** Size: 8-3/4 x 11-1/4 x 1-1/4 ". N° de réf. du libraire 6244AAB