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THE GLITTERING MOUNTAINS OF CANADA : A RECORD OF EXPLORATIONS AND PIONEER ASCENTS IN THE CANADIAN ROCKIES 1914-1924 Thorington, J. Monroe 1925 Numbered Limited 1st ed Hardcover Fine
By Thorington, J. Monroe
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Philadelphia, 1925, 1st edition. 310 pp, 65 plates, fold-out maps.  Handsome hardcover in original blue cloth that is bright with brigold lettering on the spine and cover. Fine. 

This book is numbered, No 674 of fifteen hundred numbered copies. Some copies are not numbered or signed, and some are numbered and not signed. 

One of the great classics of Canadian mountaineering. James Monroe Thorington explored and climbed around the Columbia Icefield, doing first ascents of Mts. Hooker, Kane, Oates, Gilgit, Coronation, Terrace, Nanga Parbat, Trutch, Saskatchewan, North Twin, Barnard, etc. He also climbed Mts Robson, Lynx, Columbia, Athabaska and Freshfield. His guides were Conrad Kain and Edward Feuz.

A survey of early alpine wanderings in the Canadian Rockies. Contents: 1. Lake Louise: The Entrance to the Northland, 2. Trails of the Waputik, 3. The Freshfield Group, 4. The Mountains of the Alexandra Angle, 5. The Ascent of the North Twin, 6. Mount Saskatchewan and Mount Columbia, 7. Passage of the Saskatchewan Glacier, 8. Athabaska Pass and the Voyageurs, 1811-1827, 9. Athabaska Pass and the Voyageurs, 1846-1872, 10. Nineteenth Century Speculation in Regard to Altitude at Athabaska Pass, 11. The Mountains of the Whirlpool, 12. Climbs from the Scott Glacier, 13. The Ramparts and Mount Fraser, 14. In the Shadow of Mount Robson, 15. Trails End.


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