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A century of climbing

Lindsay J. Elms book Above the Bush chronicles a century of climbing the mountains of Vancouver Island. - Photo submitted
Lindsay J. Elms book Above the Bush chronicles a century of climbing the mountains of Vancouver Island.
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Do you ever sit back and look out at the mountains and think about their history – who has wandered through their valleys, nooks and peaks?

Now you no longer have to wonder as author Lindsay Elms has come out with a narrative entitled Above The Bush which covers a century of climbing and exploring on Vancouver Island from 1912 - 2012.

Whether a hiker, climber or an armchair mountaineer, Above The Bush will make a great addition to outdoor enthsuiast’s collection as there are many stories which will feed the reader’s imagination and interest in the hills and mountains that form the interior of Vancouver Island.

Author Lindsay Elms does an excellent job of taking his extensive knowledge of climbing these same peaks and combines it with stories from climbers past and present to make an inspiring read.

If you want to take yourself out into the mountains of Strathcona Park, share in the journeys of early mountaineers, or get some great history of early exploration on Vancouver island, this is a great read.

David Prothero so enjoyed reading stories on the ascents of the mountains around Tahsis and the Comox Valley.

For more information on Elms or to purchase the book from his website, visit www.lindsayelms.ca

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