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Scrambles in the Canadian Rockies Paperback – Jan 1 2010

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Rocky Mountain Books; New ed edition (Jan. 1 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0921102674
  • ISBN-13: 978-0921102670
  • Product Dimensions: 17.5 x 12.7 x 2 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 340 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars 20 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #104,642 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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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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The author, Alan Kane, does a great job of putting this guide together. This version is much better than the previous edition. Lots more peaks included. For the most part the peaks are all in alberta. Some in the south, others a bit more towards the north. Each hike includes difficulty level and other relevant information.
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.
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I've lived in Alberta and BC my whole life and always thought a lot of these mountains were way out of my league. It turns out there is a lot to do that is in many people's range. This book is great for identifying routes and accurately judging difficulty. It gives good advice about how to avoid any issues with Parks staff, but this is definitely not a tourist's guide. I've bought several copies for my friends in Alberta and look forward to using this book a lot in the future.

This is without a doubt the best book I have come across for non-experts, and is extremely good value.
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No matter what level you are at, if you want to get into scrambling or find excellent descriptions of the harder routes this book is for you. It has an amazing wealth of information in it! It's organized well and easy to follow. It has an index of scrambles in both alphabetical order and organized into easy, moderate and difficult. I strongly recommend this book! The second edition which will include colour pictures and updates to many of the routes should be coming out this year.
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my summit list is growing exponentially thanks to this guidebook. takes the guess work and hard-core route finding out of the equation making it easier, faster and more fun to make summits. scramble on!
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Great guide, easy to follow with smattering of humour, this is everything you want to see in a guide book. Highly recommend for the avid outdoors person.
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This book has been great, has tonnes of peaks. I have only started but have liked the presentation and info so far.
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A must have to avoid surprises down the trail. Of course, always use your good judgement when you are out.
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excellent descriptions.. wish I had more time to do all these scrambles!
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