Conrad Kain

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.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents
Front Cover 1
Title Page 4
Copyright 5
Dedication 6
Contents 8
Foreword: Conrad Kain, Guide and Mountaineer | Chic Scott 10
Acknowledgements 14
Maps 16
Introduction: Letters from the Archives 22
Part 1: A Young Gauide in Europe, 1906-1909 40
Part 2: Your Friend in the Western Woods, 1909-1912 96
Part 3: The Wanderer, 1912-1916 212
Part 4: With Greetings from Wilmer, 1920-1923 394
Epilogue: The Kain-Malek Correspondence | Don Bourdon 460
Bibliography 468
Index 478
About the Editor 508
Other Titles from University of Alberta Press 509