Alpine Club of Canada

Winter Gazette 2013

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Book ends compiled by Lynn Martel Finding Jim by Susan Oakey-Baker From the early chapters that leave the reader breathless with her unflinching honesty to the depth and power of exquisitely human emotions, Susan Oakey-Baker's intimate account of her life journey after the sudden death of her husband, Jim Haberl is a page-turner. While Alpine Club of Canada members might wish for a few more lines about the Vancouver Section's Jim Haberl Hut, this is a captivating, inspiring eat pray love for the mountain crowd. Published by Rocky Mountain Books www.rmbooks.com/ The Skoki Cookbookby Katie Mitzel Hikers and climbers know well that all food tastes better in the backcountry, but especially when the food has been created by an experienced, talented backcountry chef. While your own cooking might not turn out quite as delicious as author and Skoki Lodge chef Katie Mitzel's does, this book makes a great gift for a friend whose culin‑ ary talents exceed your own and who might make you — dinner! Complete with tantalizing photos and local history tidbits, this book makes backcountry cooking a fun adven‑ ture. www.skokicookbook.com/ Mount Robson: Spiral Road of Art by Jane Lytton Gooch Celebrating the centennial of Mount Robson Provincial Park, this exceptional volume showcases 50 colour prints of artwork created between 1907 and 2012 in a variety of styles and media. Gooch's fourth book on Canadian Rockies artwork is thoroughly researched, well-written and richly detailed. This substantial col‑ lection showcases the impressions Robson made upon a range of artists, including Group of Seven members A.Y. Jackson and Lawren Harris, complemented by stories highlighting each work's historical and cultural background. Published by Rocky Mountain Books www.rmbooks.com/ ACC Funds and Grants Program T hrough the generosity of many donors, the Alpine Club of Canada has estab‑ lished funds to support mountaineering related projects and initiatives. The deadline for submission of grant applications is January 31, 2014. Grant recipi‑ ents will be announced mid-March 2014. The Environment Fund: rovides support that contributes to the protection and p preservation of alpine flora and fauna in their natural habitat. The focus of the Fund is wilderness conservation. The Jen Higgins Fund: promotes creative and energetic alpine related outdoor pursuits by young women. These projects should demonstrate initiative, creativity, energy and resourcefulness with an emphasis on self-propelled wilderness travel, and should provide value and interest to the community. Jim Colpitts Fund: encourages young climbers between the ages of 17 and 24 to participate in mountain related courses and programs such as wilderness first aid, avalanche training, rock/crevasse rescue and mountain leadership training. For info and application forms visit: www.alpineclubofcanada.ca/grants/ or call the ACC National Office at 403-678-3200 ext. 108. Club alpin du Canada Gazette hiver 2013  21

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