Book/Video Reviews

Photo of Peter Hawkins running along the South Hill Bluff.

Varsity Seven: New Book By Runner Peter Hawkins Shines Spotlight on Spokane Cross-Country Lore

Dynasties in any sport come and go, but the Hawkins family holds a special place in Spokane high school running lore. The family’s journey is …

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Photo courtesy of Aaron Theisen.

New Montana Hiking Guide: “Day Hiking Glacier National Park & Western Montana”

(Mountaineers Books, due out spring 2018) This new, forthcoming day-hiking guide by guidebook author, freelance writer, and photographer Aaron Theisen, covers a wild swath of …

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Tale of a Ski Town — How Fernie, B.C. Became One of the Best Ski Towns in North America

There’s more to the mountain town of Fernie, British Columbia, than meets the eye, and that’s saying something. With over 30 feet of snow each …

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Film Review: Strongwater

Many people would say that “learning to surf” is somewhere on their bucket list. It’s definitely on mine. Yet, the majority of people in the …

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Beneath Cold Seas.

Beneath Cold Seas: The Underwater Wilderness of the Pacific Northwest

David Hall, University of Washington Press, 2011, 160 pages An incredible photographic showcase of marine life of the Pacific Northwest, “Beneath Cold Seas” offers spectacular …

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The Last Hours On Everest.

Last Hours on Everest: The Gripping Story of Mallory and Irvine’s Fatal Ascent

Graham Hoyland, Collins, 2013, 310 pages The year 2013 seems to be the year of Everest in the outdoor adventure publishing world. Being the 60th …

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Stop Drifting, Start Rowing: One Woman’s Search for Happiness and Meaning Alone on the Pacific

Roz Savage, Hay House Inc, 2013, 200 pages Roz Savages new book, “Stop Drifting, Start Rowing: One Woman’s Search for Happiness and Meaning Alone on …

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After The Fall: A Climber’s True Story of Facing Death and Finding Life

Craig DeMartino and Bill Romanelli, Kregel Publications, 2013, 208 pages Back in 2002, Craig DeMartino fell 100 feet off the top of a climb and …

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The Challenge of Rainier: A Record of the Explorations and Ascents, Triumphs and Tragedies on One of North America’s Greatest Mountains

Dee Molenaar, The Mountaineers Books, 4th Edition, 2011, 430 pages The definitive book concerning the mountaineering history and essence of Mount Rainier is Dee Molenaar’s …

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Fire Season: Field Notes from a Wilderness Lookout

Phillip Connors, Ecco, 2012, 272 pages Grand Prize Winner Banff Mountain Book Festival 2012 Fire Season’s selection as the winner of the Phillys and Don …

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