Recommended Literature

“If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all”

- Oscar Wilde

There is a countless amount of books written on the subject of the outdoors in regards to safety and trip planning. Below is a short list of books that deal with the subjects our website is based upon. Do not rely on literature alone. Always seek training before heading out to the great outdoors.

You will notice there are no first aid books listed here. Your ideal choice is to finish a first aid course. From there you can pick up one of the many great books out there to remember and refresh what you have learned.

A Hiker's Guide to Scrambling Safely

Tom Morin

This is a must read in our opinion for anyone thinking of venturing past the hiking level and want to try the great world of scrambling. There are many great pointers in here that it is worth a read even if you are solely a hiker. You never know what you might come across when outdoors.

(2005, 113 pages)


Mountaineering: The Freedom of the Hills

Steven M Cox and Kris Fulsaas

The first edition was released in the 60's and currently at the time of writing it is on the 7th edition. Over 40 industry professionals contributed to this edition. It is often referred to as the standard for mountaineering literature. While only a small portion of this book applies to hiking, if you are into scrambling or want to take the next step and are looking for greater challenges; you cannot go wrong by picking up this book.

(2003, 573 pages)


Don't Waste Your Time in the Canadian Rockies: The Opinionated Hiking Guide

Kathy Copeland and Craig Copeland

The first edition was released in the 60's and currently at the time of writing it is on the 7th edition. Over 40 industry professionals contributed to this edition. It is often referred to as the standard for mountaineering literature. While only a small portion of this book applies to hiking, if you are into scrambling or want to take the next step and are looking for greater challenges; you cannot go wrong by picking up this book.

(2003, 573 pages)


Scrambles in the Canadian Rockies

Alan Kane

The first edition was released in the 60's and currently at the time of writing it is on the 7th edition. Over 40 industry professionals contributed to this edition. It is often referred to as the standard for mountaineering literature. While only a small portion of this book applies to hiking, if you are into scrambling or want to take the next step and are looking for greater challenges; you cannot go wrong by picking up this book.

(2006, 336 pages)


More Scrambles in the Canadian Rockies

Andrew W. Nugara

The first edition was released in the 60's and currently at the time of writing it is on the 7th edition. Over 40 industry professionals contributed to this edition. It is often referred to as the standard for mountaineering literature. While only a small portion of this book applies to hiking, if you are into scrambling or want to take the next step and are looking for greater challenges; you cannot go wrong by picking up this book.

(2007, 243 pages)