The Yam

The Yam

50 Years of Climbing on Yamnuska

Book - 2003
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Yamnuska is recognised as the great wall of stone rising so prominently above the Trans-Canada Highway. Since 1952, it has been the scene of triumphs and tragedies. Documenting those scenes, this book also gives us the geology and human history of the mountain, ending with a descriptive walk up the back trails, which details the flora and fauna.

Heritage Books

Recipient of the Banff Mountain Book Festival's Canadian Rockies Award

The great wall of stone rising so prominently above the Trans-Canada Highway between Calgary and Banff, is the birthplace of modern rockclimbing in the Canadian Rockies. It was 50 years ago in 1952 that Hans Gmoser and Leo Grillmair first took up the challenge.

Since then Yam has been the scene of both triumph and tragedy, events meticulously documented by Scott and Dornian. Gadd gives us the background; the geology and human history and ends with a walk up the backside, detailing the flora and fauna.

Publisher: Calgary : Rocky Mountain Books, c2003
ISBN: 9780921102977
Branch Call Number: 796.522 SCO
Characteristics: 184 p. :,ill. (some col.) ;,26 cm.
Additional Contributors: Dornian, Dave 1955-
Gadd, Ben 1946-


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