Alpine Ski Tours in the Canadian Rockies: Summits and Icefields

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Rocky Mountain Books, 2003 - Sports & Recreation - 224 pages
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When the first snows fly in November, sit down in front of the fire and dream of endless powder slopes, dazzling icefields and wilderness cabins under the northern lights.

What more do we need to say about this books, which not only features popular ski ascents, glacier tours and commercial lodges, but also, for the first time, describes the grand traverses of the Rockies, Purcells and Selkirks.

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For five summers Chic worked as a mountain guide for the International School of Mountaineering in Switzerland, leading ascents of Mont Blanc, the Matterhorn and the Aiguille Verte. During the summer of 1974 he worked for two months with Clint Eastwood and Universal Studios on mountain location filming for the spy thriller "The Eiger Sanction". In 1975 Chic originated the idea of holding a Banff Mountain Film Festival. In 1978 he founded The Canadian Himalayan Foundation and in 1995 was one of the founders of the John Lauchlan Award, which assists expeditions of Canadian mountaineers and explorers. Chic is an honorary member of the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides, the Calgary Mountain Club and The Alpine Club of Canada and is also a winner of the Banff Mountain Film Festival Summit of Excellence Award. Over the years Chic has written hundreds of magazine articles and 10 books. Today he makes much of his income giving presentations on mountain culture and adventure. Now a senior citizen, Chic is still very active. In 2010, at age 64, he skied with three companions from Jasper to Lake Louise along the valley route to the east of the Icefields Parkway. The trip entailed 20 nights in a tent and deep trail-breaking in remote valleys while carrying a 20 kg pack. As the famous philosopher Yogi Berra said, "It ain't over 'til it's over." For more information please visit Chic's website www.

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