It has been over fifty years since Chic Scott discovered the magic of high places. During a lifetime of adventure he has climbed and skied around the world, organized clubs and foundations, written books and worked as a mountain guide.

His odyssey has taken him from the icefields of the Canadian Rockies to the historic climbs of the European Alps, from the grandeur of the Himalaya to the icy solitude of Mount Logan. In all seasons, on foot and on skis he has followed his passion.

Some of his major adventures over the years have been a first winter ascent of Mount Assiniboine (1967), the first Jasper to Lake Louise High Level Ski Traverse (1967), the Aiguille du Dru North Face in the French Alps (1973), and Myagdi Matha (1973) — the first Himalayan summit reached by a Canadian. His guidebook “Summits and Icefields” is a classic of the genre, while “Pushing the Limits, the Story of Canadian Mountaineering", is considered the authority on the subject.

Chic has received honorary memberships in the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides (1995), the Calgary Mountain Club (1997), The Alpine Club of Canada (2000) and the Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies (2014). In the year 2000 Chic received the Bill March Summit of Excellence Award at the Banff Mountain Film Festival. In 2018 Chic received the Sir Christopher Ondaatje Medal for Exploration from the Royal Canadian Geographical Society. His magnum opus "Pushing the Limits, the story of Canadian Mountaineering" has won four awards including Alberta Trade Book of the Year, and the Wilfred Eggleston Award for Non Fiction.

Chic now resides in Banff, Alberta where he earns his living writing books and magazine articles and giving presentations on mountain topics. When not at his computer Chic can be found hiking, skiing, or climbing in the nearby Rocky Mountains, or perhaps sitting around the fire at one of the ACC huts telling stories.

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Mount Assiniboine — The Story

This coffee table book contains the history of Mount Assiniboine and area, one of the most beautiful mountains in the world. It is the story of the discovery of the area by white men, the climbing of the mountain, the survey of the Continental Divide, the creation of Mount Assiniboine Provincial Park and the construction of the lodge. It is a story of climbers, mountain guides, cowboys, surveyors, skiers, park rangers and many other lovers of this beautiful place. James Outram, A.O. Wheeler, Marquis d’Albizzi, Erling Strom, Lizzie Rummel, Sepp and Barb Renner, Andre Renner, Claude Duchesne and Annick Blouin; they are all here.

Lavishly illustrated, 5 lbs., in colour, hard cover, 9”x12”, 336 pages.

Cost $75.00 plus GST and shipping. Please order this book through Mount Assiniboine Lodge