This book captures Canada's 200-year mountaineering history, a story that unfolds both in Canada and around the world. Journeying to the summits, the crags and the gyms, from the west coast to Quebec, and from the Yukon to the Rockies, Chic introduces his readers to early mountain pioneers and modern-day climbing athletes. An adept storyteller with an obvious passion for his subject, Chic showcases the under-celebrated achievements of Canadian climbers.
An accomplished mountaineer and influential member of the Canadian mountaineering community, Chic Scott has, in part, shaped the history he documented. Chic has been a climber and guide for over 35 years. He is the founder of the Canadian Himalayan Foundation and the initiator of the prestigious Banff Mountain Film Festival.