50 Years of Climbing on YamnuskaBook - 2003
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.
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.