Written by Sharon and Lee - (more ski and bike stoke here via Instagram)
Rogers Pass is one of the world's ski touring and ski mountaineering meccas. Summits and icefields define the Pass and its hundreds (if not thousands) of routes.
There are guidebooks and maps for the Pass but not like this ever before. If you’re interested in Rogers Pass or love big mountains and huge summits, you’re going to want to have your own copy of Douglas Sproul’s Rogers Pass; Uptracks, Bootpacks and Bushwacks. Sproul started skiing and recording beta in Rogers Pass in 1994 and perhaps his aversion to printing a paper book was that he had amassed decades of overflowing boxes and walls of notated beta; maps, lines, photographs and route descriptions explains his first edition published in 2013 that is a revolutionary mobile-optimized guide for use on Android devices. Sproul is an accomplished self-taught publisher and map-maker and his mobile guide was praised for its high tech approach to guidebooks. It took some persistent prodding to convince him to publish an actual book edition and one of those very persistent prodders was me. In fact, I printed out a copy of Sproul’s book for him because I knew he wouldn’t be able to back down once he had the paper version in his hands.
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Sproul’s book has attracted considerable attention over the past 2 years resulting in a successfully backed Kickstarter campaign that runs until Nov 26. Now fully funded, Sproul is taking the post production proceeds to supply his backers with a free map and then tops out with a dedicated donation to the place he loves, Rogers Pass.
GeoBackcountry Rogers Pass | Uptracks, Bootpacks & Bushwhacks will be a 6x9”, 304 page softcover book featuring 262 beautifully illustrated, stellar images taken by Douglas Sproul and other photographer/skiers. It also features 14 custom illustrated maps with a geo-referenced grid and an utmost attention to detail. Navigable, geo-referenced maps (finally!) are custom designed for skiers by a skier for use in the field!
GPS Data is included in 3 different formats (UTM, DD, MGRS) to help with navigation!
Parking Beta included with locations, elevations, GPS coordinates and Parks Canada Parking Permit requirements
Units are displayed in both imperial and metric to help skiers that are used to working in feet for elevations.
This print run will mark the second edition of the highly acclaimed GeoBackcountry Rogers Pass Guide and will be the first printed edition of the guide. It has been updated with new maps, beta and images. Completely redesigned and beautifully formatted for print.
If you want this Rogers Pass companion back the Kickstarter and get the bible to one of the world's skitouring and ski-mountaineering meccas
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