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Among the Canadian Alps   By: (1873-1946)

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BERG LAKE AND TUMBLING GLACIER

R. C. W. Lett

AMONG THE CANADIAN ALPS

BY

LAWRENCE J. BURPEE

F.R.G.S.

WITH FOUR ILLUSTRATIONS IN COLOUR FORTY FIVE REPRODUCTIONS FROM PHOTOGRAPHS AND FIVE MAPS

NEW YORK: JOHN LANE COMPANY LONDON: JOHN LANE, THE BODLEY HEAD TORONTO: BELL & COCKBURN :: MCMXIV

COPYRIGHT, 1914 BY JOHN LANE COMPANY

THE·PLIMPTON·PRESS NORWOOD·MASS·U·S·A

PREFACE

The writer takes this opportunity of gratefully acknowledging his indebtedness to Mr. J. B. Harkin, Commissioner of Dominion Parks, Col. Maynard Rogers, Superintendent of Jasper Park, and Mr. Arthur O. Wheeler, Director of the Alpine Club of Canada, for valued assistance in gathering material for this book; to Mr. Walter D. Wilcox, Sir James Outram, Dr. A. P. Coleman, Dr. J. W. A. Hickson, Rev. George Kinney, Dr. Charles E. Fay and Mr. P. D. McTavish, for permission to quote from their books and articles on the Rocky Mountains; and to Miss Mary M. Vaux, Mrs. Mary T. S. Schäffer, Mr. W. H. P. Lett, Mr. Arthur O. Wheeler, Mr. H. W. Craver, Rev. George Kinney, Mr. P. D. McTavish, Mr. James F. Porter, Mr. P. L. Tait, Mr. John Woodruff, Mr. A. Knechtel, Messrs. G. and W. Fear, the Canadian Pacific Railway Company and the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway Company, for permission to reproduce photographs of Rocky Mountain scenery and climbing and other incidents.

OTTAWA, CANADA October, 1914

CONTENTS

I PAGE

The Lure of the Mountains 11

II

The National Parks of Canada 29

III

In and About Banff 49

IV

The Canadian Matterhorn 65

V

Incomparable Lake Louise 81

VI

The Valley of the Yoho 93

VII

Around the Illecillewaet 107

VIII

The Caves of Nakimu 125

IX

Mountain Climbing and Climbers 135

X

Climbing in the Selkirks 153

XI

Afield in Jasper 167

XII

Out of the World 179

XIII

The Monarch of the Rockies 197

XIV

On the Moose River Trail 211

Bibliography 227

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Berg Lake and Tumbling Glacier (in colours) Frontispiece

Mount Temple 14

Vermilion Lake and Mount Rundle 20

The Three Sisters, Rocky Mountains Park 24

Mount Wapta and Summit Lake, Yoho Park 24

Mount Lefroy and Lake Louise, after a Midsummer Snowstorm 32

Cathedral Peak, from Kicking Horse Pass 38

Moose Pass, on the Borders of Robson Park ... Continue reading book >>




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