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Book Review: Deep Powder and Steep Rock

Deep Powder and Steep Rock – The Life of Mountain Guide Hans Gmoser by Chic Scott Hans Gmoser was a pioneer in the world of alpine adventure. Raised in Austria during World War II, Gmoser moved to Canada at age 19 and proceeded to pursue his dreams in the mountains. He went on to claim countless first ascents including epic… Read More

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Deep Powder and Steep Rock - the life of mountain guide hans gmoser

Deep Powder and Steep Rock

A couple weeks ago I posted a piece about Bugaboo Dreams, a book about the evolution of the heli-ski industry and Hans Gmoser’s role in it. A blog reader turned me on to a new book focused on Gmoser’s life and mountain accomplishments by Chic Scott called, Deep Powder and Steep Rock. The book arrived this week and looks great…. Read More

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Bugaboo Dreams A Story of Skiers, Helicopters & Mountains

Bugaboo Dreams A Story of Skiers, Helicopters and Mountains

I just finished reading Bugaboo Dreams A Story of Skiers, Helicopters & Mountains by Topher Donahue. The book is full of the history mountain adventure that surround Hans Gmoser, a pioneering mountaineer and skier who pushed the limits of skiing and climbing in the Canadian Rockies and beyond, as well as having started the world’s first heli-skiing operation in the… Read More

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Ski Related Book Reviews

Staying Alive in Avalanche Terrain – Bruce Tremper One the best avalanche safety books available. It has the science, it has the human element. If you are looking to expand your vision in the world of avalanche science, this is the book. Powder Pioneers – Award winning book on Canadian ski history by Chic Scott. From the roots of skiing in… Read More

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