Thursday, May 31st, 2012 @ 7:00 PM – Renfrew Community Hall, 811 Radford Road NE, Calgary
I have read this novel from the earliest draft and can tell you you’re in for an entertaining read. It is well-plotted — not as far fetched as you may imagine — with a cast of characters you may recognize. The action takes place on familiar ground between Calgary and the mountains, Suicide Wall on Yamnuska being the scene of the shocking denouement. Having read a lot of mountaineering fiction, I find many books come unstuck in their climbing descriptions. But not here. Not only is Steve eminently qualified (he’s made about 150 first ascents on Yam and elsewhere in North America), he is one of a few writers able to write hard climbing in a passionate yet terse style that rings absolutely true. For non-climbers, a glossary of climbing terms is provided.