qIntroduces the reader to the exciting world of heli-skiing and alpine adventure through the life of renowned adventurer and robust entrepreneur Hans Gmoser. Hans Gmoser (1932-2006) was the most influential mountaineer in Canada of the last fifty years. Through innovation, hard work, perseverance and an appetite for adventure, Gmoser evolved from penniless immigrant to mountain guide for kings, queens and prime ministers. He also played a major role in creating what is now western Canada's dynamic mountain adventure community. Known primarily as the inventor of heli-skiing and the founder of Canadian Mountain Holidays (CMH), Gmoser also garnered recognition as a talented rock climber, tireless expedition leader, successful mountain guide, renowned filmmaker, community organizer and vibrant businessman. Told from all aspects of his fascinating life and including some of Gmoser's own words, Chic Scott weaves together a compelling story based on the diaries, expedition journals, film commentaries and personal correspondence of this charismatic and inspiring figure.q--The Life of Mountain Guide Hans Gmoser Chic Scott. He wrote in his ... The pair climbed a difficult new route on the south ridge of Cascade Mountain, above the Banff airport, which Hans graded V (5.6a5.7). In early October, Hans, anbsp;...
|Title||:||Deep Powder and Steep Rock|
|Publisher||:||Rocky Mountain Books Ltd - 2015-09-21|