Summits and Icefields 2: Alpine Ski Tours in the Columbia Mountains (Paperback)
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 and 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 ranges. This updated third edition features a variety of renowned tours, along with the ever-popular sections on Rogers Pass and on the Bugaboos to Rogers Pass Traverse. With stunning full-color photos throughout and featuring digitally shaded maps prepared from satellite imagery, this remarkable guide continues to set the standard for ski guidebooks in North America.
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 - 3rd Edition: 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. Mark Klassen is a fully certified Mountain Guide and member of the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides (ACMG), the International Federation of Mountain Guiding Associations (IFMGA) and a Professional Member of the the Canadian Avalanche Association (CAA). Since 1996 he has served as a guide in the mountains of western Canada, the Yukon, New Zealand, Switzerland and Nepal. His ski guiding experience includes seven years heli-skiing in the Purcell, Selkirk and Coast ranges as well as many long ski traverses such as the Haute Route in the Alps, the Lillooet Traverse in BC's Coast Range, the Bugaboos-Rogers Pass Traverse in the Columbia Mountains and the Great Divide Traverse in the Rockies. Mark lives in Banff, Alberta.