By Gerry Shea
This first quantity in The Aspiring Hiker’s Guide sequence is intended to motivate newbie and intermediate hikers, backpackers and scramblers to step into and discover the backcountry in Banff nationwide Park, Lake Louise, Jasper nationwide Park, Kananaskis nation and the Icefields expressway with either self belief and pleasure. Many facets of venturing into those parts are investigated, together with specialist recommendation on apparatus, garments, nutrition and kit; methods on the topic of security and etiquette; and issues as to actual health and primary aid.
Routes and trails are specific with color photos and maps, GPS coordinates, elevation achieve charts, distances, average landmarks and pointers on arriving on the vacation spot effectively. most sensible routes to summits are defined intimately to avoid confusion and injury.
As good, the overall histories of the paths, routes and naming conventions for a few mountains are provided to add a component of knowing and intrigue as to what was once skilled via the 1st Peoples and early eu explorers who set foot in those fantastically wild components of western Canada.