The Mountain Knows No Expert: George Evanoff, Outdoorsman and Contemporary Hero

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  • Copyright: 2009-01-15
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"The Mountain Knows No Expert" epitomises George Evanoff's philosophy towards the outdoors, while presenting an intriguing contrast with the man himself. Widely regarded as an "expert," he was a knowledgeable, experienced, & practical outdoorsman, teacher, & mentor, yet ironically lost his life in the mountains in an encounter with a grizzly. Son of a Macedonian immigrant family, George was raised in Alberta, & went on to become a mountaineer, guide, avalanche specialist, & pioneer in ecotourism in British Columbia's North Rockies. The many themes embedded in Evanoff's life experiences encompass self-propelled backcountry travel, outdoor safety, avalanche safety & rescue, ski patrol leader, exploration & discovery, outdoor ethics, & public involvement with respect to land & resource use. George Evanoff was honoured in several tangible ways after his death, culminating in the naming of Evanoff Provincial Park in the Hart Ranges of the Rockies.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgementsp. 7
Prologue: Path of a Herop. 9
Thanksgiving 1998p. 17
Early Years and Rural Alberta, 1932-45p. 28
A Young Man Blossomsp. 44
Settling in British Columbiap. 63
Big-Game Huntingp. 89
Dall Rams the Hard Wayp. 107
Search and Rescuep. 115
Avalanche!p. 131
Backcountry Beckonsp. 149
Undergroundp. 170
North Rockies Ski Toursp. 186
Land and Resource Planningp. 207
Fight with Cancerp. 223
European Originsp. 229
Bearpaw Ridgep. 236
Epilogue: Legacy of a North Rockies Manp. 257
George's Mentorsp. 265
Backcountry Affiliationsp. 268
Land and Resource Planning in British Columbiap. 278
Tributesp. 280
Notesp. 288
Bibliographyp. 302
Indexp. 309
About the Authorp. 319
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