On the Roof of the Rockies: The Great Columbia Icefield of the Canadian Rockies

Paperback | July 3, 2009

byLewis FreemanForeword byEmerson SanfordPhotographed byByron Harmon

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With the horses picking up weight and strength all the way, we cantered into Banff on October 24th, 10 weeks after our departure from Lake Louise. Not one horse had been lost; not one had been permanently lamed, in the whole course of what was probably the roughest continuous pack-train journey made in the Rockies since the time of the pioneers.

First published in 1925, On the Roof of the Rockies details the amazing efforts undertaken by Lewis Freeman and Byron Harmon to scientifically explore and comprehensively photograph during their 70-day, 500-mile journey the most stunning regions of the Canadian Rockies and Columbia Mountains. With a guide, a wrangler, a cook, 16 horses, two dogs, some carrier pigeons and hundreds of pounds of what was then state-of-the-art photography, moviemaking and radio equipment, the group journeyed through the area contemplating the routes of earlier explorers, facing violent storms and ultimately preserving historic views of pristine wilderness for future generations.

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With the horses picking up weight and strength all the way, we cantered into Banff on October 24th, 10 weeks after our departure from Lake Louise. Not one horse had been lost; not one had been permanently lamed, in the whole course of what was probably the roughest continuous pack-train journey made in the Rockies since the time of the...

Lewis Freeman (1878–1960) was an American explorer, journalist and war correspondent who wrote over 20 books chronicling his many travels throughout North and South America, Asia, Africa and the South Pacific. Byron Harmon (1876–1942) was an American photographer who spent a majority of his professional life in the mountains of western...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:176 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.5 inPublished:July 3, 2009Publisher:RMB | Rocky Mountain BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1897522460

ISBN - 13:9781897522462

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