This new edition of Summits & Icefields 2: Alpine Ski Tours in the Columbia Mountains continues RMB's tradition of offering snow enthusiasts updated editions of our bestselling guide-books. Researched and written by legendary alpinist Chic Scott, with the assistance of certified mountain guide Mark Klassen, this guidebook-along with its companion volume Summits & Icefields 1: Alpine Ski Tours in the Canadian Rockies (RMB, 2011)-will continue to be the bibles for ski mountaineers looking to experience the winter grandeur of western Canada's mountain rangers.
Completely revised and updated, this new edition features both classic and new tours, along with information on a variety of locations that has been either greatly expanded or freshly redone, including the ever-popular sections on Rogers Pass and the Bugaboos to Rogers Pass Traverse. With stunning full-colour photos throughout and featuring digitally shaded maps prepared from satellite imagery, these new editions will set a unique standard for ski guidebooks in North America.
|Publisher:||Rocky Mountain Books Incorporated|
|Product dimensions:||4.90(w) x 6.90(h) x 0.90(d)|
About the Author
Chic Scott is a household name in international and Canadian mountaineering circles. One of Canada’s most celebrated mountain literature authors and adventurers, he is the author of several award-winning mountaineering history books, including Pushing the Limits: The Story of Canadian Mountaineering (RMB 2000), Powder Pioneers: Ski Stories from the Canadian Rockies and Columbia Mountains (RMB 2005) and Deep Powder and Steep Rock: The Life of Mountain Guide Hans Gmoser (RMB 2015). As well, his bestselling guidebooks Summits and Icefields 1: Alpine Ski Tours in the Canadian Rockies (RMB 2011), Summits and Icefields 2: Alpine Ski Tours in the Columbia Mountains – Revised & Updated (RMB 2016) and Ski Trails in the Canadian Rockies – 5th Edition (RMB 2016) are fundamental resources in any backcountry skier’s library. Chic lives in Banff, Alberta.
Table of Contents
Preface to the Third Edition 9
Introduction to the Columbia Mountains 11
Alpine Ski Touring in the Columbia Mountains Mark Klassen 13
Travel Information, Regulations and Fees 33
How To Use this Book 38
Rogers Pass by Mark Klassen 42
Hut-based Backcountry Centres 118
Tent-based Backcountry Centres 148
Nelson Classics 153
Revelstoke Classics 172
Shorter Traverses 175
The Grand Traverses 206
Bugaboos to Rogers Pass Traverse Mark Klassen 273
The Backcountry Ski Lodges 309
Companion Rescue 350