Fifty Percent Of Mountaineering Is Uphill: The Life Of Canadian Mountain Rescue Pioneer Willi Pfisterer by Susanna PfistererFifty Percent Of Mountaineering Is Uphill: The Life Of Canadian Mountain Rescue Pioneer Willi Pfisterer by Susanna Pfisterer

Fifty Percent Of Mountaineering Is Uphill: The Life Of Canadian Mountain Rescue Pioneer Willi…

bySusanna Pfisterer

Paperback | May 15, 2016

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Fifty Percent of Mountaineering Is Uphill is the enthralling true story of Jasper's Willi Pfisterer, a legend in the field of mountaineering and safety in the Rocky Mountains. For more than thirty years, Willi was an integral part of Jasper's alpine landscape, guiding climbers up to the highest peaks, and rescuing them from perilous situations.

Originally from Austria, this mountain man came to Canada in the 1950s to assail the Rockies, and stayed to become an integral part of mountain safety in Western Canada and the Yukon. His daughter, Susanna Pfisterer, has shaped his stories and lectures as an engaging and educational adventure story that features over 100 archival photographs, including avalanches in the National Parks, highlights from climbing 1600 peaks and participating in over 700 rescues, and guiding adventures with Prime Ministers. Accompanied by the humorous wisdom of the "Sidehillgouger", readers will traverse an historical and spectacular terrain.

Susanna Pfisterer was born in Jasper, Alberta. After graduating from the University of Alberta and the University of Calgary, she travelled the world with the International Red Cross, working in Romania, Kenya, Rwanda, Puerto Rico and Kosovo on various humanitarian projects. Pfisterer returned to Jasper in 2004 to raise her family. She...
Title:Fifty Percent Of Mountaineering Is Uphill: The Life Of Canadian Mountain Rescue Pioneer Willi…Format:PaperbackDimensions:220 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:May 15, 2016Publisher:Newest PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1926455606

ISBN - 13:9781926455600

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