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Jon H

Guidebook for Canadian Rockies

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Heading up to the Canadian Rockies/Canmore area later this winter for my first visit to the area. Objectives are long alpine routes up to WI5/M7. And Polar Circus. Just because.

 

Is the new Brent Peters book adequate? Should I try and find a (relatively) fairly priced Josephson 4th ed?

 

Thanks all!

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I have Brent Peter's book and like it, but it sticks to mostly classic waterfalls. There are a few mixed routes but mostly just a small mention of single pitch stuff right near a classic waterfall line. If you want to do alpine mixed climbs definitely look for Joe's book. It is WAY more comprehensive! Good luck finding a copy!

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Only a handful of alpine climbs are described in Josephson's book. I do not know how do you define "alpine", but probably most of actual alpine climbs will be described in "Selected Alpine Climbs in the Canadian Rockies" by Sean Doughtery. Just FYI, climbs on something like Stanley Glacier Headwall or Trophy wall are nor really alpine. Doing real alpine routes in winter in Canadian Rockies is a whole new level of commitment for most (bring some fresh diapers).

There is also Sean Isac's Mix Climb book.

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