A Guide to Climbs and Scrambles
in the Vancouver Island Alps
Island Alpine Climbing is a detailed guidebook to the scrambling and technical rock and ice climbs on 50 of the most challenging mountains on Vancouver Island, including Strathcona Park. Over 475 routes in total!
In rich, full colour the spectacular Island Alps are clearly illustrated, along with history and sound advice for planning and travelling in the rugged Island backcountry.
The mountains covered in Island Alpine Climbing are as follows:
The Cats Ears
Mt. Albert Edward
The Red Pillar
Big Den Mountain
El Piveto Mountain
Elkhorn South Mountain
Mt. Colonel Foster
Mt. Tom Taylor
Island Alpine Climbing is designed to replace Island Alpine Select as the go-to alpine climbing guidebook for Vancouver Island. The focus has been narrowed from its predecessor to only include the technical climbs and scrambles on the more challenging and popular Island peaks. Island Alpine Climbing will work especially well alongside Exploring Strathcona Park which has additional information for approaches and trip options for the peaks within Strathcona Provincial Park.
- Type of climbing: scrambling, rock and climbing
- Published by Wild Isle Publication in 2021
- Author: Philip Stone
- Region: Vancouver Island (British Columbia, Canada)
- Edition: 1st (newest)
- Language: English
- Color: Yes
- Pages: 431
- Dimension: 6″ wide by 9″ tall
- ISBN: 9780993877292