Scrambles in the Canadian Rockies Paperback – Jan 1 2010
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"Scrambles targets a relatively new breed of weekend warrior: the person wanting more physical challenge than a typical hike offers, but not enough that climbing experience and gear are necessary." -- Calgary Herald
"This book blew away all my expectations. This is the finest mountain guidebook I've ever seen. Pictures for every mountain and great descriptions. Bravo!" -- Matt Kirk, reader
About the Author
Alan Kane, born in Banff, Alberta, has spent his life in and around the Rocky Mountains. He attended the Canadian School of Mountaineering in Canmore, Alberta, and is part of the Alpine Club of Canada. An earlier edition of his book, Scrambles in the Canadian Rockies won an award at the 1999 Banff Book Festival.
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Alan has climbed every one of the peaks he described. The route descriptions reflect that intimate knowledge that the author has with each route. The details are excellent. Moreover, he really gives you a feel for the climb and from my experience reading the routes made for fewer unwanted surprises on the actual climb.
I'll also say that the book has a nice variety when it comes to difficulty of the scrambles. The concept of scrambling in many ways represents the highest degree of freedom you can have while climbing. This is because you needn't be weighed down by lots of gear (protection, climbing rope, chocks, etc) to do these scrambles. Yet they are more difficult and exciting than a regular walk-up. Kane has all the bases covered here. For a guide to scrambling in the canadian rockies, look no further. However, don't just take my word for it...Alan has a website where you can see some of the routes described in the book. I think it will give you a good idea of what to expect.
This is without a doubt the best book I have come across for non-experts, and is extremely good value.
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A popular book for the unwary. Quite simply, its route descriptions are haphazard at best, and often out of date, bearing no relation to reality. Read morePublished on Sept. 18 2012 by Roger Warren
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