If you would like to purchase any of the books directly from the author please contact Chic Scott at chic_scott@hotmail.com.

 

Young at Heart
the Inspirational Lives of Richard and Louise Guy

Do you think that you are over the hill? You have retired and you feel there is not much more to look forward to. Well think again! This book about the inspirational lives of Richard and Louise Guy, will show you that there is a great deal of life beyond the set retirement age of 65 — and beyond 75 and beyond 85.

Arriving in Canada in 1965, near the age of 50, Richard and Louise Guy taught all of us what it means to be enthusiastic, positive and to embrace life. They climbed mountains well into their nineties, and Richard still works today at the age of 96. Louise rode her bike to the corner store until she was 92.

So stop your whining about your knees and hips! Life was never meant to be easy! But it can still be beautiful, long past the so-called age of youth and dreams. Life into old age can be a treasure to be enjoyed and shared. And if you are like Richard and Louise, the adventures and dreams just keep coming.

Lavishly illustrated in colour, 8.5”x11”, 40 pp.

Cost: $13.00 + GST and Postage

Deep Powder and Steep Rock
the Life of Mountain Guide Hans Gmoser

Hans Gmoser played a major role in creating Canada’s vibrant mountain community. Although known internationally as the father of heli-skiing, he was much more than that: a talented rock climber, tireless expedition leader, a mountain guide, film maker and organizer.

Deep Powder and Steep Rock presents an intimate portrait of this charismatic man. Much of the story is told in Gmoser’s own words, gleaned from his diaries, expedition journals, film commentaries and personal correspondence. It is a unique tale of adventure, hard work, perseverance and ultimate success.

Special Hardcover Edition with enclosed DVD of three Hans Gmoser film.

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Pushing the Limits
the Story of Canadian Mountaineering

This is the work of a lifetime. It tells the story of Canada’s 200 year mountaineering history from the early pioneers to modern day climbing athletes. Discover the story of Canadian climbing from the crags to the gyms, from Squamish to Val David and from the Yukon to the Rockies.

Read about the Swiss guides hired by Canadian Pacific Hotels who ushered in the glory years of the first ascents. Discover the British and American men of leisure who struggled with the wilderness to reach the summits and unravel the complex geography. Learn about the European immigrants of the 1950s who pushed the limits on the rock walls and the Americans who led the search for frightening new routes on the north faces. Join the British expatriates as they pioneer the exciting new sport of waterfall ice climbing. Then witness the popular growth in sport climbing both on the crags and in the gyms.

Finally discover how home grown Canadian climbers, initially slow to take up the challenge of mountaineering, have become world leaders in the sport.

Lavishly illustrated with over 600 photographs. 8.5”X11”, 440pp, hard cover, colour and BW.

Cost: $60.00 + GST and Postage

Powder Pioneers
Ski Stories from the Canadian Rockies and Columbia Mountains.

Discover the rich history of skiing in the Canadian Rockies and Columbia Mountains of Alberta and British Columbia. From the early ski jumpers at Revelstoke, through the birth of the backcountry lodges and ski resorts to the heli-skiers and snowboarders of today, the stories are all here.

Richly illustrated with 160 colour and B&W photos, 7”x9”, 240 pp.

Cost: $30.00 + GST and Postage

The Yam
50 Years of Climbing on Yamnuska
by Chic Scott, Dave Dornian and Ben Gadd.

This is the story of climbing on Yamnuska, the prominent wall of yellow limestone rising above the Trans Canada Highway between Calgary and Banff. All the tales of adventure are here, from the first pioneering climbs by Hans Gmoser and his companions in the early 1950s to the new routes of today.

Over the years many of the great climbers of the Rockies have been associated with this cliff: Brian Greenwood, Don Vockeroth, Lloyd MacKay, Billy Davidson, Urs Kallen, John Lauchlan, Dave Cheesmond, Jeff Marshall, Steve DeMaio and Andy Genereux. Also included in the book is a guide to the hike up the back side trail to the summit, detailing the flora and fauna you will see along the way.

7"x10", 184 pp, colour and b&w photos.

Cost: $25.00 + GST and Postage

Summits and Icefields

These are your dream books; “When the first snows fly in November, sit down in front of the fire and dream of endless powder slopes, dazzling icefields and wilderness cabins under northern lights.” Couloir Magazine called Summits and Icefields “The best guidebook yet published in North America.”

Now available in two volumes (The Canadian Rockies and The Columbia Mountains) these books are a skier's guide to Rogers Pass, the classic ski ascents of the Rockies, the backcountry lodges, the grand traverses and much, much more. They also contain a taste of the exciting ski history of these ranges.

Illustrated with photographs and maps.

5”x7”, 344 pp (The Canadian Rockies), 352 pp (The Columbia Mountains).

Cost: $30.00 each volume + GST and Postage

 

 

Ski Trails in the Canadian Rockies

A guide to Nordic skiing on the trails of Waterton, Banff, Kootenay, Yoho and Jasper National Parks, plus Mount Assiniboine and Mount Robson Provincial parks and Kananaskis country.

This book also covers topics such as accomodation, regulations, equipment and clothing, and snow conditions. Included are groomed trail networks, all backcountry trails, several muti-day tours as well as a guide to touring the Wapta Icefields.

Lavishly illustrated with photographs and maps.

5”X7”, 240pp.

Cost: $25.00 + GST and Postage

The History of the Calgary Mountain Club
its Members and Their Activities 1960-1986

This was Chic’s first attempt at book writing. Privately published in 1987 only 150 copies were produced. Another 200 copies of this book have just been printed and are now available for sale.

The book contains 17 pages of written history, 20 pages of photographs and 341 pages of photocopied newspaper clippings that tell the story of the club and the era.

8.5” x 11” 384 pages

Cost: $40.00 + GST and Postage

Alpinism

Self Published in 1988 by Chic Scott this glossy journal contains stories by leading world mountaineers such as Greg Child, Jim Bridwell, Marc Twight and Voytek Kurtyka.

Of special note are half a dozen articles on winter alpinism in the Canadian Rockies by the likes of Barry Blanchard, Ward Robinson and Ken Wallator.

Copies are still available.

8.5”X11”, 72pp

Cost: $10.00 + GST and Postage