Celebrate the remarkable Rocky Mountains with this stunning photographic feast that takes us from the Canadian border and Glacier National Park, to the Mexican border at Big Bend National Park. Author, photographer, and legendary climber Ed Cooper brings America's most iconic mountain range to life, zeroing in with passion on its heart, including the better known sub-ranges. He provides views of the most fascinating peaks in Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, Nevada, Utah, Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas.
Soul of the Rockies focuses on those peaks, ranges, and rocks closest to the hearts of those in the climbing and mountaineering community. It includes both up-to-date altitudes and the most current geodetic data available, making the peaks easy to locate. With the best views the Rocky Mountains have to offer, and cameo descriptions of various peaks, all the glory of the Rockies shines through in this spectacular work.
Ed Cooper became the first “climbing bum” in the Pacific Northwest during the Golden Age of North American climbing (1950s and 1960s). He is the author of the acclaimed Soul of the Heights (FalconGuides), and his photos have graced the covers of Audubon, Arizona Highways, Backpacker, National Geographic, and Sierra. Ed lives in Sonoma, California.