The Glittering Mountains of Canada

This is a book that deserves to be read and appreciated alongside the work of Wallace Stegner, Henry David Thoreau and Sid Marty.

Author: James Monroe Thorington

Publisher: Rocky Mountain Books Ltd

ISBN: 9781927330067

Category: History

Page: 362

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"This then is a book of mountaineering, not presenting the Canadian Rockies in their entirety — no single volume will ever do that — but including many of the finest things. It is also a book of mountain travel, under conditions such as perhaps the European traveller experienced in the Alps during the Eighteenth Century. Finally, it is a book of mountain history; for here is Geography in the making, and with a tradition behind it — a story that has never been properly gathered together, and whose details, in part at least, are gone forever." — from the Preface by J. Monroe Thorington Completely re-edited, re-designed and containing with an impressive collection of archival photos and maps, The Glittering Mountains of Canada is a must-read for anyone interested in mountain literature. The book's position in the pantheon of outdoor writing as a "classic" is only further enhanced and supported by the passionate Foreword by well-known mountain historian and environmental writer Robert William Sandford, who urges the contemporary reader to embrace Thorington's belief in the importance of landscape and the poetry of place. This is a book that deserves to be read and appreciated alongside the work of Wallace Stegner, Henry David Thoreau and Sid Marty.

The Glittering Mountains of Canada

James Monroe Thorington and the Canadian Rockies By the time I began my life in the Rockies in 1970, The Glittering Mountains of Canada had already been out of print for more than forty years. While James Monroe Thorington was still ...

Author: James Monroe Thorington

Publisher: Rocky Mountain Books Ltd

ISBN: 9781927330074

Category: History

Page: 362

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"This then is a book of mountaineering, not presenting the Canadian Rockies in their entirety — no single volume will ever do that — but including many of the finest things. It is also a book of mountain travel, under conditions such as perhaps the European traveller experienced in the Alps during the Eighteenth Century. Finally, it is a book of mountain history; for here is Geography in the making, and with a tradition behind it — a story that has never been properly gathered together, and whose details, in part at least, are gone forever." — from the Preface by J. Monroe Thorington Cloth bound in slipcase. Archival illustrations, photos and maps throughout; 4 panoramic, fold-out plates and 1 large map. Limited to 200 copies. Completely re-edited, re-designed and containing with an impressive collection of archival photos and maps, The Glittering Mountains of Canada is a must-read for anyone interested in mountain literature. The book's position in the pantheon of outdoor writing as a "classic" is only further enhanced and supported by the passionate Foreword by well-known mountain historian and environmental writer Robert William Sandford, who urges the contemporary reader to embrace Thorington's belief in the importance of landscape and the poetry of place. This is a book that deserves to be read and appreciated alongside the work of Wallace Stegner, Henry David Thoreau and Sid Marty.

Canada s Rocky Mountains

... envisioned their new world as the land of “Shining Mountains” and “Gold Mountain.” J. Monroe Thorington, explorer and physician, authored The Glittering Mountains of Canada, and when the sun shone, the peaks did glitter brilliantly ...

Author: Faye Reineberg Holt

Publisher: Heritage House Publishing Co

ISBN: 9781894974998

Category: History

Page: 114

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The grandeur of the Canadian Rockies has captivated hearts and minds, challenged the daring and athletic and fired the imaginations of writers, photographers and other artists. In this book, images ranging from simple to iconic to surprising capture that rich heritage. Discover the people, legends and little-known facts of this area's past. Meet the men and women who conquered peaks and built lives in mountain communities. Through narrative and image, revel in the parks and hinterlands that have endlessly fascinated tourists. Faye invites locals and tourists alike to marvel at the photos, consider the science of the mountain landscape and catch glimpses of yesterday in the sports, culture and real-life adventure of Canada's Rocky Mountains.

Ecology Wonder in the Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks World Heritage Site

6 There is a fine book about the history of early outfitters and guides in the mountain national parks: Hart, Diamond Hitch ... 4 James Monroe Thorington, The Glittering Mountains of Canada: Old Trails of the Rockies (John W. Lea, ...

Author: Robert W. Sandford

Publisher: Athabasca University Press

ISBN: 9781897425572

Category: History

Page: 379

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Ecology and Wonder celebrates Western Canada's breathtaking landscape. The book makes several remarkable claims. The greatest cultural achievement in the mountain region of western Canada may be what has been preserved, not what has been developed. Protecting the spine of the Rocky Mountains will preserve crucial ecological functions. Because the process of ecosystem diminshment and species loss has been slowed, an ecological thermostat has been kept alive. This may well be an important defence against future impacts of climate change in the Canadian West.

Canadian Mountain Place Names

James White's rare little work , Place Names in the Rocky Mountains Between the 49th Parallel and the Athabaska River ( 1916 ) , is definitive for its time . We admire Thorington's 1928 opus The Glittering Mountains of Canada .

Author: Glen W. Boles

Publisher: Rocky Mountain Books Ltd

ISBN: 1894765796

Category: Nature

Page: 284

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The towering peaks of the Canadian Rockies and Columbia Mountains rival the European Alps in fame. When traveling or climbing, hiking or skiing in these areas, have you ever wondered where the names of the peaks, rivers and lakes came from, or who named them and why? In Canadian Mountain Place Names, the authors have used their scope of knowledge and expertise, along with many outside sources, to compile an entertaining and informative treatise on the toponymy of this increasingly popular alpine region. Illustrated with Glen Boles' and Roger Laurilla's stunning photographs, as well as Boles' intricate line drawings, this book is a must-have for not only avid mountaineers, skiers and hikers, but also for locals and visitors with an interest in these regions. For the authors, this book has been a labour of love: for the mountains, as well as for all those who care about the mountains and are curioius about the names bestowed on these peaks and the geographic features surrounding them.

50 Roadside Panoramas in the Canadian Rockies

Sandford , R. W. The Canadian Alps . Banff : Altitude , 1990 , 46 . 62. Ibid . , 47 . 63. Thorington , J. Monroe . The Glittering Mountains of Canada . Philadelphia : John W. Lea , 1925 , 107 . 64. Coleman , Arthur P. The Canadian ...

Author: Dave Birrell

Publisher: Rocky Mountain Books Ltd

ISBN: 0921102658

Category: Travel

Page: 172

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A drive through the mountains is always a pleasant experience. Travellers will be able to make the most of their road trips through the Canadian Rockies by keeping Dave Birrell's new pictorial guidebook handy in their glove compartments. Birrell delivers 50 magnificent mountain panoramas taken from highway viewpoints in the Rockies. Interesting historical tidbits accompany the panorama photos, helping the reader identify peaks by name. Read the fascinating stories associated with geographical features such as valleys, lakes and passes and meet some of the individuals who shaped the early history and exploration of the Rockies.

Mapper of Mountains

A Climbers Guide to the Rocky Mountains of Canada. New York: American Alpine Club, 1921. . The Glittering Mountains of Canada: A Record of Exploration and Pioneer Ascents in the Canadian Rockies, 1914-1924. Philadelphia: J.W. Lea, 1925.

Author: I.S. MacLaren

Publisher: University of Alberta

ISBN: 9780888647641

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 312

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Mapper of Mountains follows the career of Dominion Land Surveyor Morrison Parsons Bridgland, who provided the first detailed maps of many regions of the Canadian Rockies. Between 1902 and 1930, this unheralded alpinist perfected phototopographical techniques to compile a series of mountaintop photographs during summers of field work, and spent his winters collating them to provide the Canadian government, tourists, and mountain climbers with accurate topographical maps. Bridgland was a great climber and co-founder of the Alpine Club of Canada. Mapper of Mountains also tells the story of the Rocky Mountain Repeat Photography Project, which studies the changes sustained in the Rockies, repeating the field work accomplished by Bridgland almost a century ago.

Imaginary Peaks

The Riesenstein Hoax and Other Mountain Dreams Katie Ives. journal differs from Douglas's original ... 54N1 A railway surveyor, Walter Moberly : Quoted in The Glittering Mountains of Canada. 54N2 Finding them proved unexpectedly hard ...

Author: Katie Ives

Publisher: Mountaineers Books

ISBN: 9781594859816

Category: History

Page: 304

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Author is a renowned writer in international climbing community Fascinating story of hoax that inspired a quest for a North American Shangri-La Vivid recounting of fabled mountains from across the world Using an infamous deception about a fake mountain range in British Columbia as her jumping-off point, Katie Ives, the well-known editor of Alpinist, explores the lure of blank spaces on the map and the value of the imagination. In Imaginary Peaks she details the cartographical mystery of the Riesenstein Hoax within the larger context of climbing history and the seemingly endless quest for newly discovered peaks and claims of first ascents. Imaginary Peaks is an evocative, thought-provoking tale, immersed in the literature of exploration, study of maps, and basic human desire.

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Canadian History

Rocky Mountains. Commence in New Mexico and extend north to the Arctic coast west of the Mackenzie river. The highest known peaks in the Canadian Rockies are Robson (12,972 ft.), Columbia (12,500), Forbes (12,100), Lyell (11,950), ...

Author: Various

Publisher: DigiCat

ISBN: EAN:8596547108320

Category: History

Page: 840

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DigiCat Publishing presents to you this special edition of "The Oxford Encyclopedia of Canadian History" by Various. DigiCat Publishing considers every written word to be a legacy of humankind. Every DigiCat book has been carefully reproduced for republishing in a new modern format. The books are available in print, as well as ebooks. DigiCat hopes you will treat this work with the acknowledgment and passion it deserves as a classic of world literature.

The Aspiring Hiker s Guide 1

Mountain Treks in Alberta Gerry Shea ... Schajfefs Old Indian Trails of the Canadian Rockies; Incidents ofCamp and TrailLife, Covering Two Years'Exploration through the Rocky Mountains ofCanada. ... The Glittering Mountains of Canada.

Author: Gerry Shea

Publisher: Rocky Mountain Books Ltd

ISBN: 9781926855868

Category: Travel

Page: 224

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This first volume in The Aspiring Hiker’s Guide series is meant to encourage beginner and intermediate hikers, backpackers and scramblers to step into and explore the backcountry in Banff National Park, Lake Louise, Jasper National Park, Kananaskis Country and the Icefields Parkway with both confidence and excitement. Many aspects of venturing into these areas are investigated, including expert advice on gear, clothing, food and equipment; procedures related to safety and etiquette; and considerations as to physical fitness and first aid. Routes and trails are detailed with colour photographs and maps, GPS coordinates, elevation gain charts, distances, natural landmarks and tips on arriving at the destination safely. Best routes to summits are described in detail to prevent confusion and injury. As well, the general histories of the trails, routes and naming conventions for some mountains are presented so as to add an element of understanding and intrigue as to what was experienced by the First Peoples and early European explorers who set foot in these beautifully wild areas of western Canada.