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Too Close to God

Jeff Long (2015)

  

The selected works of the New York Times best-selling author Jeff Long. One of the best mountain fiction writers of our time, author of The Wall, The Ascent, and Angels of Light among many others, presents his best stories from the last 30 years.

Letters from Chamonix

David Stevenson (2014)

  

International climbing tales from by‐gone eras to the present that speak of the essence of mountain adventure and hint at those things that prowl just outside of our consciousness, how we deal with falls from great heights, and the sublime difference between an accident and revenge.

Short Peaks

Jerry Auld (2013)

  

33 brief mountain tales - from angels on summits to ghosts on ledges, from madmen on diamox to malevolent gurus on mountain tops - these intertwined and very short peeks at the mountains tell tales from the past, present, and future.

Canadian Mountain Mazes

The Surveyors (2013)

  

Challenge your children, and learn about Canadian mountains while they have fun solving these mazes. They can "climb" many iconic peaks and spires ranging from sea to sea to sea, and it helps to discover the secrets of route-finding! Grab your mountaineering axe (or a pen) and go climbing!

Upcoming

A Jazz Guide to Banff (and the Universe)

Mike Lauchlan (2015)

  

Ravi is a jazz instructor at the Banff Centre for the Arts. At the end of the Jazz Festival, a reclusive physicist and music aficionado announces he's discovered a way to make a perfect world, or destroy it. Race with Ravi through the ghost-laden halls of the Banff Springs Hotel as he tried to ward off Armageddon — with nothing but his trumpet.

COMING SUMMER 2015

Interpretive Videos

Banff Springs Hotel 1925

The Surveyors (2015)

Imaginative animation constructing the Banff Springs Hotel as it was in 1925.

Time Lapse of Canmore Mines

The Surveyors (2014)

Animated time lapse of the Bow Valley around Canmore from 1880 to 1979 as the coal mines proliferated and then closed.

How Differential Erosion Formed the Bow Valley

The Surveyors (2014)

A plausible animation of the Bow Vally forming (in cross-section) from 30 million years ago to 27 million years into the future.

An Introduction to Mt. Robson

The Surveyors (2014)

An introduction to the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies, Mt. Robson (3,954m) through an animation based on satellite imagery and DEM data. This short film summaries the first attempts and summit, as compared to the present day routes.

Columbia Water Flows

The Surveyors (2013)

Use your imagination to follow the snowmelt from the hydrographic apex of North America - the mountain Snowdome at the Columbia Icefield - down the major river systems to three different and distant oceans.

The Water Cycle

The Surveyors (2013)

Even though it looks placid, water is never really at rest. Follow along as we trace the full hydrological cycle, from the oceans to the mountains and back. And learn that wherever you are, you're in the cycle, and water is always moving.

Free Stuff

Mountain Maze - Yamnuska

The Surveyors (2013)

  

A challenging maze up the great sail-like wall of Yamnuska, on the Trans-Canada from Calgary out to the mountains. Print this out for your child and see if they can find the route to the summit. This is an excerpt from our popular Canadian Mountain Mazes activity book. (Private use only, not for commercial distribution)

Belief - the first ascent of Mt. Louis

Jerry Auld (2012)

  

A short story about the situation that the great Austrian-Canadian guide, Conrad Kain, found himself in, when, during World War I, he went for a picnic with a very good American climbing partner.

Mountain Maze - Howser Towers

The Surveyors (2013)

  

A challenging maze up the Howser Towers in the Bugaboos, B.C. Print this out for your child and see if they can find the route to the summit. This is an excerpt from our popular Canadian Mountain Mazes activity book. (Private use only, not for commercial distribution)

Mountain Maze - Mt. Steele

The Surveyors (2013)

  

A challenging maze to the summit of Mt. Steele, one of the really big Canadian peaks in Kluane National Park, Yukon. Print this out for your child and see if they can find the route to the summit. This is an excerpt from our popular Canadian Mountain Mazes activity book. (Private use only, not for commercial distribution)

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