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RAISING KAIN: The adventurous life of Conrad Kain, Canada's greatest mountaineer
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In 1909, twenty-five-year old Conrad Kain, from the tiny Austrian village of Nasswald, located in the heart of the Rax Mountains, boarded the CPR ship, the Empress of Britain, en route to the Canadian Rockies. Never did he imagine the adventurous life that lay…
Where the Clouds Can Go

Where the Clouds Can Go

Conrad Kain


|June 5, 2009


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He brought glamour and imagination into the sport of mountaineering as few guides have done before him. Recalling his personality and amusing stories one should not forget that his approach to mountains was first and foremost an aesthetic one; he saw a peak first…
Conrad Kain: Letters from a Wandering Mountain Guide, 1906-1933
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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…