Deep Powder And Steep Rock

Deep Powder And Steep Rock

eBook - 2015-09-21
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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.
Publisher: Rmb | Rocky Mountain Books
2015-09-21.
ISBN: 9781771601122

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Feb 18, 2014

A biography of the mountaineer & backcountry skier Hans Gmoser. This book details the life an exploits of Hans Gmoser as he challenged himself with extreme mountain ascents and backcountry travels, while introducing skiers to the backcountry with his helicopter assisted guided descents - Gmoser was a revolutionary figure in the field of outdoor recreation. The book details his practicality & survivalist personality. He later realized that the success of heli skiing required a higher level of comfort for his guests. Virtually every backcountry operator in BC and Alberta can trace their roots to Moser's CMH heli guides.

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Feb 18, 2014

“What were we trying to do? Were we trying to show off? Were we trying to kill ourselves? – No! We wanted to inhale and breathe life again. We were rebelling against an existence which human kind has forced upon itself. We were rebelling against an existence full of distorted values, against an existence where a man is judged by the size of his living-room, by the amount of chromium on his car. But here we were ourselves again: simple and pure. Friends in the mountains.”

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