Chic Scott

Assiniboine Publishing 2014

The Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies

Hardcover 232 pages 

11 x 9.5 inches



Mountain Romantics - The Whytes of Banff

SKU: 50010
  • [Mountain Romantics chronicles the lives of one of Banff's most important families, the White/Whyte Family, over the last 130 years. It begins in 1886, when Dave White arrived in Banff on one of the first trains to cross Canada. It covers family experiences through wars, the depression, tragedies and triumphs. Dave and wife Annie, create one of the most successful mercantile business in town, and their son, Cliff becomes a passionate ski adventurer, playing a major role in the creation of the Mount Norquay Ski Resort, Skoki and Temple Lodges, later owning and developing Sunshine Village into a major ski resort. Cliff's brother Peter becomes a painter and his wife Catharine Robb, fellow painter from the Boston area, built the Whyte Museum and Archives and created the Peter and Catharine Foundation in order to preserve heritage and mountain culture in the Bow Valley area. This book contains 250 photographs, 32 pages of Pete and Catharine's paintings and 16 pages of Brad's photographs. A hardbound coffee table book with dust jacket. In the back of the book is a fold out family tree.]

  • [Chic Scott is an accomplished mountain climber and historian. He was a mountain guide in Switzerland and Canada and many first ascents in the Canadian Rocky Mountains. Later in live he turned his hand to his other passion writing and authored no less than a dozen titles - ski guidebooks, history books and biographies. He lives in Banff, where he continues to write and give presentations. He is an honorary member of the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides, the Calgary Mountain Club and The Alpine Club of Canada. In 2000, he received the Banff Mountain Film Festival's Summit of Excellence Award.]


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