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Pushing the Limits: The Story of Canadian Mountaineering Hardcover


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  • Hardcover: 440 pages
  • Publisher: Rocky Mountain Books; First Edition edition (January 1, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0921102593
  • ISBN-13: 978-0921102595
  • Product Dimensions: 11.2 x 8.9 x 1.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #392,127 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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“A big bursting book that bounds out at you full of the pleasures and agonies of the wonderful and entrancing world of mountaineering…” -- Bruce Fairley, Canadian Alpine Journal 2000

“Readers will delight in the number of high quality photographs found in every chapter of this important new history.” -- R. W. Sandford, Mountain Heritage Magazine

About the Author

An accomplished mountaineer and influential member of the Canadian mountaineering community, Chic Scott has, in part, shaped the history he documented. Chic has been a climber and guide for over 35 years. He founder the Canadian Himalayan Foundation and initiated the prestigious Banff Mountain Film Festival. This is his fourth book.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Roger Patillo on April 5, 2001
Format: Hardcover
This book is a joy to read and a "must have" as a reference book that tells you all you would like to know and more about the history of mountaineering in Canada. Beautifully published with many pictures of the "greats and near greats" of the Canadian mountaineering scene since it all began in the mid 1800's. Chic Scott has produced a book that has already become a classic in mountain literature.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Jon G. Constable on October 26, 2001
Format: Hardcover
Often it seems that even well written fictional accounts do not get my blood racing and my stomach flipping, but Chic Scott has managed to do this in Pushing the Limits. Through this book I have gained a real sense of the mental make-up necessary to being a serious mountaineer. This book is as enjoyable a read as I've come across in recent years.
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