Conrad Kain | Zac Robinson | Maria Koch
Mountain Cairns A series on the history and culture of the Canadian Rockies (series)
The University of Alberta Press Sep 1, 2014
Sports & Recreation / Mountaineering / Biography & Autobiography / Historical / Personal Memoirs
Paperback 472 pages
6 x 9 inches
Conrad Kain: Letters from a Wandering Mountain Guide, 1906-1933
Conrad Kain is a titan amongst climbers in Canada and is well-known in mountaineering circles all over the world. His letters to Amelie Malek—a life-long friend—offer a candid view into the deepest thoughts of the Austrian mountain guide, and are a perfect complement to his autobiography, Where the Clouds Can Go. The 144 letters provide a unique and personal view of what it meant to immigrate to Canada in the early part of the twentieth century. Kain’s letters are ordered chronologically with annotations, keeping the sections in English untouched, while those in German have been carefully translated. Historians and mountain culture enthusiasts worldwide will appreciate Kain’s genius for description, his passion for nature, his opinions, and his musings about his life.