Wild Isle Guidebooks - trade orders
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A Guide to British Columbia's First Provincial Park
This full colour guidebook describes the trails and backcountry routes that have made Strathcona Park famous for it's world-class hiking. From the roadside loop trails to week-long expeditions Exploring Strathcona Park unlocks the keys to one of British Columbia's best kept secrets. More info>
448 pages - full colour- pb. 6" x 9"
packaged in cartons of 16
A Guide to Climbing on BC's Inner Coast Paradise
Quadra Island Rock Climbs describes well over 200 climbing routes and boulder problems at Chinese Mountains, Morte Lake and on nearby Breton Island. Access maps, photo topos and detailed route descriptions provide all the information needed to explore the crags of this island jewel.
128 pages - full colour- pb. 6" x 9"
packaged in cartons of 56
A Guide to Vancouver Island's Coolest Climbing Area
A full colour guidebook to over 200 free and 50 aid climbs at Crest Creek in Strathcona Provincial Park, BC. This guidebook is informative, visually stunning, seasoned with sardonic humour and features side-bars, memoirs & artwork from key local contributors.
The Heathens and Wild Isle have crafted an entertaining guide that introduces us to the unique characters who have made Crest Creek a special place to climb.
180 pages - full colour- pb. 6" x 9"
packaged in cartons of 40
A Guide to Alpine Climbing on Vancouver Island
Island Alpine Select describes in detail the alpine scrambles, rock and ice climbing routes on 70 of Vancouver Island’s finest mountain peaks. With hundreds of colour photographs, maps, detailed access & route descriptions along with images from some of the Island’s classic climbs, Island Alpine Select is an indispensable resource for Island alpinists.
448 pages - full colour, photos & maps - pb. - 6"x9"
packaged in cartons of 20
Backcountry Skiing and Snowboarding, Strathcona Park and Vancouver Island British Columbia
Island Turns and Tours describes the best backcountry ski tours in the mountains of Vancouver Island BC, including Strathcona Provincial Park. Details describe day trips, multi-day tours to plan winter and spring mountain trips on skis, split-snowboards and snowshoes. Tips for finding the best terrain for descents along with important safety information.
232 pages - pb. - black and white photos, maps -6"x9"
packaged in cartons of 32
by Philip Stone
The journal of the 2010 Strathcona Centennial Expedition that retraced the journey of the 1910 Strathcona Discovery Expedition that led to the formation of British Columbia’s first Provincial Park.
110 pages -full colour photographs & maps - paperback - 8.5x10.5"
- first edition 2012
by Harry McClure Johnson
The journal of the 1910 Strathcona Discovery Expedition that travelled by canoe and on foot through the wilderness heart of Vancouver Island leading to the establishment of British Columbia’s first Provincial Park. With archival photographs by Frank Ward. Introduction by Philip Stone.
8.5x10.5" - 175 pages - paperback
black and white photographs & maps - first edition 2012
Map-style field guide.
- Hans Roemer
This light, water-proof and tear-proof 51cm x 66cm (20" x 26") duplex, fold out colour photo identification pamphlet is unique in being specifically about Vancouver Island's alpine plants.
Hans Roemer, PhD, brings to this publication more than 35 years of professional experience as a Botanist/Ecologist with the BC Government and as a consultant. Also a mountaineer, Hans' succinct text about the usual habitats of these 86 species is distilled from his years of experience as a field botanist in our Island mountains.
2 pages - waterproof-tearproof - 20"x26"
colour photos - first edition 2010
an autobiography from the Canadian wilderness frontier
by Rob Wood
From youthful days in the hills of Britain and big wall climbing in Yosemite, the author's search for unique mountain adventure leads him to pioneering ice climbs in the Canadian Rockies and to new routes on Baffin Island and in the BC Coast Range. Here Rob Wood focuses on winter ascents of Mt Waddington and Mt Colonel Foster in Strathcona Park, where he learns how the survival message can be used to help save this pristine wilderness from industrial enchroachment.
124 pages - hardcover - 9"x12"
colour and black & white photos - first edition 1991
Coastal Hikes - OUT OF STOCK
A Guide to West Coast Hiking Trails in British Columbia and Washington State
This guidebook to coastal hiking in BC and Washington State features some well-known treks like the West Coast Trail and Cape Scott, along with some upstarts such as the Nootka Trail and Hesquiat Peninsula, which are only just gaining the hiking public’s attention. All of these hikes, regardless of their popularity, are very much wilderness in their character and location.
- first edition 2007
200 pages - black & white, colour photos, maps - pb. - 6"x9"
Out of stock - new edition scheduled for 2019
Island Alpine - OUT OF PRINT
A Guide to the Mountains of Strathcona Park and Vancouver Island
Island Alpine is the first comprehensive guidebook to the mountains of Vancouver Island and Strathcona Park. Featuring over 275 Island peaks, clearly illustrated by more than 550 photographs showing hiking, scrambling and climbing routes - Island Alpine is the Island hiker's and mountaineer's bible.
488 pages - black & white photos, maps - pb. - 6"x9"
packaged in cartons of 14
No longer available for retail sale - see Island Alpine Select
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