Deep Powder and Steep Rock: The Life of Mountain Guide Hans Gmoser
Hans Gmoser was one of the most inf luential climbers and skiers i n Canada from 1950 till his death in 2006. Known as the inventor of heli-skiing, Gmoser evolved from a penniless immigrant to the guide for prime ministers, queens and kings. He was an expedition leader, cutting edge rock climber who pioneered dozens of classic routes, a renowned filmmaker and excellent businessman.
Mountain author Chic Scott tells the story of Gmoser’s life in Scott’s tireless efforts to piece together Gmoser’s story shows in the book’s detail. Told from all aspects of his life, including some of Gmoser’s own words, Scott brings us one of the most compelling stories of a Canadian mountain icon that has ever been told. Intended for mountain loving audiences, this book has found a readership in new and old climbers, as well as skiers and armchair mountaineers. With winter approaching, should be at the top of everyone’s must-read list.–