Ber­nadette McDon­ald

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Canada’s Inspiring Moun­tain Writer

Ber­nadette McDon­ald has writ­ten 10 books on climb­ing and moun­taineer­ing. Her work has gar­nered lit­er­ary prizes from around the world and has been trans­lated into 10 lan­guages. She is an ac­tive rock climber and moun­taineer based out of Banff and Nara­mata B.C., where she dab­bles in wine­mak­ing.

As if this record wasn’t enough, McDon­ald worked at the Banff Cen­tre for 20 years, much of the time as a di­rec­tor. It isn’t sur­pris­ing that she was se­lected as Canada’s rep­re­sen­ta­tive at the United Na­tions to launch the In­ter­na­tional Year of Moun­tains. Nat­u­rally, her views on the moun­tain world are much in de­mand. Re­cently, she made time in her busy sched­ule of climb­ing, trav­el­ling and writ­ing to speak to us.

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