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- DescriptionConrad Kain's letters provide insights into the life and thoughts of this exemplary Austrian-Canadian mountaineer.
- Author BiographyConrad Kain, mountaineer (b 10 Aug 1883 at Nasswald, Austria; d 2 Feb 1934 at Cranbrook, BC). Conrad Kain is considered one of the most daring climbers of his generation. Dubbed Canada's First Super-Guide, Kain was a rogue guide that did more demanding climbs than the Swiss Guides. Kain was born in Austria to a poor family that lived in dire circumstances. His father died when he was a young boy, and he did much to support his family as a goatherder and quarryman, poaching animals when money was tight. Kain discovered early on that his real passion was being in the mountains, climbing and guiding. He received his guiding certificate (or Fuhrerbuch ) in 1906 when he was 23 years old. Source: http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com/articles/conrad-kain Zac Robinson is a historian and Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation at the University of Alberta in Edmonton. He currently serves as Vice-President for Mountain Culture for the Alpine Club of Canada. Maria Koch studied and graduated at the University of Wurzburg in West Germany and taught high school there until she emigrated to Canada in 1957. In 1964, she resumed her teaching career at the University of Alberta as a lecturer of German. She taught at the UofA for twenty-seven years until retirement. Originally from Germany John Koch attended the University of Wurzburg and emigrated to Canada in 1954. After further studies at the University of British Columbia, where he obtained a masters degree in social work, John worked in the social welfare and health-care fields in the provinces of British Columbia, Saskatchewan, and, since 1964, Alberta. John retired in 1987, and since has written and published books on German history, as well as Martin Nordegg: The Uncommon Immigrant (1997) and most recently No Escape: My Young Years Under Hitler's Shadow (2004). John and Maria currently live in Edmonton.
- PrizesWinner of AAUP Book, Jacket and Journal Show Design Awards: Trade Illustrated Category 2015 and Alcuin Society Award for Excellence in Book Design in Canada: Prose Non-Fiction Illustrated 2015.
- Author(s)Conrad Kain
- PublisherUniversity of Alberta Press
- Date of Publication15/09/2014
- GenreAutobiography: Sport
- Series TitleMountain Cairns: A Series on the History and Culture of the Canadian Rocky Mountains
- Place of PublicationAlberta
- Country of PublicationCanada
- ImprintUniversity of Alberta Press (CA)
- Weight740 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine31 mm
- Edited byZac Robinson
- Translated byJohn Koch,Marianna Koch
- Foreword byChic Scott
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
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