Deep Pow­der and Steep Rock: The Life of Moun­tain Guide Hans Gmoser

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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.–

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