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Author Reichwein, PearlAnn, 1966- author

Title Climber's paradise : making Canada's mountain parks, 1906-1974 / PearlAnn Reichwein
Edition First electronic edition, 2014
Published Edmonton, Alberta, Canada : The University of Alberta Press, 2014
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Description 1 online resource (425 pages)
Series Mountain cairns : a series on the history and culture of the Canadian Rocky Mountains
Mountain cairns.
Summary The mountain parks are for all Canadians for all time and their value cannot be measured in terms of how many access roads, motels, souvenir shops and golf courses we've provided.-Bob Jordan, 1971 The Alpine Club of Canada imagined the Rockies and neighbouring ranges to the west and the north as a "climber's paradise." Through a century of adventure and advocacy, the ACC led the way to mountain pursuits in spectacular regions. Historian and mountain studies specialist PearlAnn Reichwein's research is informed by her experiences mountaineering and by her interest in mountain culture. She presents a compelling case for understanding wild spaces and human activity within them as parts of a whole. A work of invaluable scholarship in the areas of environmental history, public policy, sport studies, recreation, and tourism, Climber's Paradise will appeal to many non-specialists, mountaineers, environmentalists, and travellers across Canada and beyond
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Alpine Club of Canada -- History -- 20th century.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0888648308