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Great Canadian Mountain & Adventure Lit!

Inspiring mountain, wilderness & adventure books by Canadian adventurers & climbers. Many of these books were entered into the Banff Mountain Book Competition over the years. Happy adventure reading!

by Banff Mountain Film & Book Festival · Tagged mountain literature, wilderness, climbing

Sand Dance

By Camel Across Arabia's Great Southern Desert

by (author) Bruce Kirkby

The Black Grizzly of Whiskey Creek

by (author) Sid Marty

Men for the Mountains

by (author) Sid Marty


True Stories from the Canadian Rockies

by (author) Sid Marty

Canadian Mountaineering Anthology, The

edited by Bruce Fairley & Roland Lines

To the Top of Everest

by (author) Laurie Skreslet & Elizabeth MacLeod

Everest Canada

The Climb for Hope

by (author) Peter Austen

Visions of the Wild

A Voyage by Kayak Around Vancouver Island

by (author) Maria Coffey
photographs by Dag Goering

Amazon Extreme

Three Ordinary Guys, One Rubber Raft, and the Most Dangerous River on Earth

by (author) Colin Angus & Ian Mulgrew

Lost in Mongolia

Rafting the World's Last Unchallenged River

by (author) Colin Angus

Rowed Trip

From Scotland to Syria by Oar

by (author) Colin Angus & Julie Angus

The Dolphin's Tooth

A Decade in Search of Adventure

by (author) Bruce Kirkby


The Possibilities of Place

by (author) Anik See

In the Bear's House

by (author) Bruce Hunter

Into the Abyss

How a Deadly Plane Crash Changed the Lives of a Pilot, a Politician, a Criminal and a Cop

by (author) Carol Shaben


by (author) Pat Morrow & Baiba Morrow

Into the Silence

The Great War, Mallory, and the Conquest of Everest

by (author) Wade Davis

The Wayfinders

Why Ancient Wisdom Matters In The Modern World

by (author) Wade Davis

River Notes

Drought and the Twilight of the American West — A Natural and Human History of the Colorado

by (author) Wade Davis

Clouded Leopard

Travels to Landscapes of Spirit and Desire

by (author) Wade Davis

The Golden Spruce

A True Story of Myth, Madness and Greed

by (author) John Vaillant

The Tiger

A True Story of Vengeance and Survival

by (author) John Vaillant

Short Peaks

33 Brief Mountain Tales

by (author) Jerry Auld

John Clarke

Explorer of the Coast Mountains

by (author) Lisa Baile

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