Strathcona Wilderness Institute

New Climbing Book

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You heard it here first!! This May a new book will be released by Lindsay Elms , noted mountaineer, historian & author, and one of the directors of Strathcona Wilderness Institute. ‘Above the Bush: a Century of Climbing on Vancouver Island’ will cover the history of mountaineering on the island from 1912 to 2012.
The book is at the layout stage right now & will be published within the next couple of months.

Elms previous book, ‘Beyond Nootka’
recounts tales of the early explorers, surveyors and mountaineers, up to 1941. Lindsay has given numerous presentations on the history of Vancouver Island exploration, including talks at the Wilderness Centre at Paradise Meadows.

The front cover will feature a new painting by well-known Cumberland artist Clive Powsey. Powsey’s spectacular watercolours capture the beauty of Strathcona Park mountains as well as surrounding landscapes of earth, air & water. For the past couple of summers Clive has presented an art talk & walk at the Wilderness Centre as part of the summer programming.

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