Climber's Paradise: Making Canada's Mountain Parks, 1906-1974

Climber s Paradise Making Canada s Mountain Parks The mountain parks are for all Canadians for all time and their value cannot be measured in terms of how many access roads motels souvenir shops and golf courses we have provided Bob Jordan Th

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  • Title: Climber's Paradise: Making Canada's Mountain Parks, 1906-1974
  • Author: PearlAnn Reichwein
  • ISBN: 9780888646743
  • Page: 334
  • Format: Paperback
  • The mountain parks are for all Canadians for all time and their value cannot be measured in terms of how many access roads, motels, souvenir shops and golf courses we have provided Bob Jordan, 1971 The Alpine Club of Canada imagined the Rockies and neighbouring ranges to the west and the north as a climber s paradise Through a century of adventure and advocacy, the ACThe mountain parks are for all Canadians for all time and their value cannot be measured in terms of how many access roads, motels, souvenir shops and golf courses we have provided Bob Jordan, 1971 The Alpine Club of Canada imagined the Rockies and neighbouring ranges to the west and the north as a climber s paradise Through a century of adventure and advocacy, the ACC led the way to mountain pursuits in spectacular regions Historian and mountain studies specialist PearlAnn Reichweins research is informed by her experiences mountaineering and by her interest in mountain culture She presents a compelling case for understanding wild spaces and human activity within them as parts of a whole A work of invaluable scholarship in the areas of environmental history, public policy, sport studies, recreation, and tourism, this book will appeal to many non specialists, mountaineers, environmentalists, and travellers across Canada and beyond.

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    1. This book is entitled "Making Canada's Mountain Parks 1906-1974". However, it is mainly about the Alpine Club of Canada (ACC) and it's relationship with the mountains, primarily the Rockies.The first third describes the early days of the ACC. Much interesting detail, and many excellent photos from the early years are included.The remainder of the book concentrates on conservation and environmental issues. Interesting is the changing attitude of the ACC and the Parks Administration regarding deve [...]

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