Scrambles in the Canadian Rockies by Alan KaneScrambles in the Canadian Rockies by Alan Kane

Scrambles in the Canadian Rockies

byAlan Kane

Paperback | April 10, 2006

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With 15,000 copies of previous editions sold, this bestselling guide brings together 150 of Alan Kane's favourite scrambles, starting in Waterton National Park and working up through the Crowsnest area and Kananaskis Country into the contiguous national parks of Banff, Kootenay, Yoho and Jasper. Each peak can be climbed in one day from a road or backcountry lodge.

All scrambles in the book are carefully graded and range from easy walk-ups for experienced hikers who want a little more challenge to more difficult, hands-on scrambles for more daring climbers. Each mountain is well illustrated with route photos and often a photo of the crux.

Title:Scrambles in the Canadian RockiesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 7 × 5 × 0.69 inPublished:April 10, 2006Publisher:RMB | Rocky Mountain BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0921102674

ISBN - 13:9780921102670

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Have you attempted anything WITHOUT this book? anyone who i know, who owns this book will bring it out with them on any listed adventure. Its inexpensive, and it provides almost a checklist (for any area you may live in, or plan on visiting) of adventures. With a grading level for experience and hazards. Though you are only as safe as you know how to be, this book adds an extra level, and almost ensures not getting lost. Lots of pictures to illustrate routes, and general locations, and some panoramas from summits you will want to reach.
Date published: 2008-01-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Scrambles! This book on scrambles is incredible. It gives great detail on each mountain, with pictures of them, and very well described routes on how to ascend and descend them. If it wasn't for this book, I would not have thought some of these mountains were climable! It just truly shows that there really is some great scrambles in the Canadian Rockies!
Date published: 2003-07-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Mountain guidebooks surpasses all expectations... I just recently got this guidebook, and let me just say that it blew away all my expectations. Seriously, this is the finest mountain guidebook I've ever seen. Pictures for every mountain, great descriptions, introduction, etc. Bravo. Well worth the money. I had to try hard to keep myself from drooling on the book because its an x-mas gift to my dad. There are some great peaks to climb in Canada.
Date published: 2000-12-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Joy of Rocks It's a joy on a beautiful summers day to sit on a mountaintop in the rockies and gaze at the vast panorama of peaks stretching off into the distance.Many of the peaks can be ascended without technical climbing gear.This is a guidebook of routes to do just that.The route descriptions are in my experience - accurate;well written with lots of pictures, supplemented with historical,geological,and other interesting information. Some of the routes listed are not much more than a walk-up,others require a fair degree of experience and nerve to accomplish. The author makes no secret of the fact that this can be a hazardous,and potentially even a fatal activity. Novices should carefully read the introductory sections and gain experience on easy routes before attempting harder peaks. Even easy or moderate rated routes can become difficult if you get off route or if conditions are poor.
Date published: 1999-11-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Slightly scrambled Kane had an absolutely genius idea with this book, as it fills a gap between the Rockies' books aimed at tourist-style day hikes and the ones for serious technical climbers. The book's "scrambles" are for the large number of people looking for a summit experience without the expensive gear and other baggage (danger for example!) of technical climbing. The book is well done, well-organized with good photos and descriptions. However, it has become an amusing sport in the Rockies to curse Kane to fellow hikers atop summits as his grading system is wonky (eg. "moderate" climbs which should be graded "difficult") and some of his routes are simply wrong. This doesn't mean his routes are dangerous, just more laborious or strenuous than necessary. Atop Mt. Niblock recently all a fellow hiker had to say was "Moderate" in a disgusted tone for the rest of us to laugh and know exactly what he was referring to! So buy the book, absolutely, do the hikes, but take his routes and his grades with a grain of salt.
Date published: 1999-09-09

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As fitness becomes a bigger trend in our society, hiking has naturally experienced a boost in popularity. Getting a great workout while having the most beautiful scenery nature has to offer surround you is a brilliant combination. Scrambles in the Canadian Rockies is a wonderful guide outlining more than 150 scrambles in this physically stunning region, ranging from simple excursions for the novice and walk-ups for the more experienced hiker.