Conrad Kain: Letters from a Wandering Mountain Guide, 1906-1933

byConrad KainForeword byChic Scott

September 16, 2014|
Conrad Kain: Letters from a Wandering Mountain Guide, 1906-1933 by Conrad Kain
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Conrad Kain is a titan amongst climbers in Canada and is well-known in mountaineering circles all over the world. His letters to Amelie Malek-a life-long friend-offer a candid view into the deepest thoughts of the Austrian mountain guide, and are a perfect complement to his autobiography, Where the Clouds Can Go. The 144 letters provide a unique and personal view of what it meant to immigrate to Canada in the early part of the twentieth century. Kain's letters are ordered chronologically with annotations, keeping the sections in English untouched, while those in German have been carefully translated. Historians and mountain culture enthusiasts worldwide will appreciate Kain's genius for description, his passion for nature, his opinions, and his musings about his life.
Conrad Kain, mountaineer (b 10 Aug 1883 at Nasswald, Austria; d 2 Feb 1934 at Cranbrook, BC). Conrad Kain is considered one of the most daring climbers of his generation. Dubbed "Canada''s First Super-Guide," Kain was a rogue guide that did more demanding climbs than the Swiss Guides. Kain was born in Austria to a poor family that live...
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Title:Conrad Kain: Letters from a Wandering Mountain Guide, 1906-1933
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:512 pages, 9 X 6 X 1.25 in
Shipping dimensions:512 pages, 9 X 6 X 1.25 in
Published:September 16, 2014
Publisher:The university of Alberta Press
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781772120042

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