Winter reading: A hiker’s library

Midwinter. Okay, call me a wuss, but when the daily temperature range is -15º to -30º, I spend less time outdoors and more time reading. And being a “professional” walker, I read a lot of travel writing. To be a good travel writer, one who explores culture, landscape...

Christmas books for mountain folk

Books are always a good gift at Christmas time, and here are some suggestions for anyone on your list who loves mountains, and particularly the backcountry of the Canadian Rockies. My first two recommendations are classics, but still readily available  throughout the...