The History of Climbing in Quebec
Quebec climber Hugo Drouin brings us the history of climbing in the province where so many important Canadian climbs have taken place. His new book details important ice and rock climbs over the past 100 years. He’s been working on it for several years and it will be published in March 2018. What made you want to write a book about Quebec climbing? In 2013, I had t he fortune of meeting one of the greatest Quebec climbing pioneers: Jean Sylvain. He and I became close friends and he told me stories about early Quebec climbing. That same year, I met Gaétan Martineau, who showed me his photographs of Cap Trinité f irst ascents from the 1980s. I was awestruck. Deeply fascinating stories had been circulating solely by word of mouth and I was inspired to write about them.