Biographies d’explorateurs et d’aventuriers

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Emilio Comici: Angel of the Dolomites

Winner of the Banff Mountain Book Competition: Climbing Literature Award

The first English-language biography of one of the most renowned Italian climbers, Emilio Comici, who bagged over 200 first ascents ...

Burnt Snow

The author, an Irish Immigrant, who for five years was partially raised by a Métis family in Winnipeg, heads north in a soul-searching mission to find himself and his place in life. The reflections of ...


Par (auteur) Sharon Wood
Catégories: Mémoires

In 1986, as part of a Canadian team, Sharon Wood became the first woman from the Americas to summit Mount Everest—and the first woman in the world to do so via the West Ridge from Tibet and without ...

Bush Runner

The first European to explore the upper Mississippi, as well as the namesake of ships and hotel chains, Pierre-Esprit Radisson is perhaps best described, writes Mark Bourrie, as “an eager hustler with ...

Unchained Man

In 1914, Captain Robert Bartlett made a perilous trek of 700 miles across the frozen Arctic Ocean to save survivors of the sunken vessel Karluk. This episode was one of many that contributed to the Bartlett ...

Kinds of Winter

“Dave Olesen’s four midwinter dogsled journeys project struck me as a wonderfully sane choice of place and self-exploration, reminding me of how Thoreau walked many days across thickets and swamps ...

The Elusive Mr. Pond

Par (auteur) Barry Gough
Catégories: Histoires des Amériques

Sir Alexander Mackenzie is known to schoolchildren as a great Canadian explorer who gave his name to the country’s longest river, but hardly anyone could name the man who mentored Mackenzie and mapped ...

The Hudson's Bay Boy

Par (auteur) John Seagrave
Avant-propos de George Heller
Catégories: Mémoires

After retiring from HBC to Yellowknife, Seagrave decided to write down his tales of northern adventure. It was time to record what he witnessed as the fur trade collapsed, as electricity and television ...