Not Won In A Day: Climbing Canada's Highpoints
by Jack Bennett
An adventure story and guidebook in one, this is the tale of Jack Bennett's extraordinary effort to become the first person to climb all the high points of Canada's provinces and territories. From a fire tower in New Brunswick to a remote mountain in Nunavut, this is a story of hardship, triumph and sheer singlemindedness. Bennett provides accurate and up-to-date informati...more
Paperback, 160 pages
Published May 1st 1997 by Rocky Mountain Books
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A neat book that points out the difficulties in accessing this land of ours. Brilliant descriptions of the effort it takes to hit the big ones, like Mount Logan, Fairweather, and the super tricky Nirvana. Not a lot of time spent on the little ones, like Prince Edward Island, which sort of makes sense, but another author might have used the opportunity for comedy of an expedition to the windy heights of 140 feet. Still, a pretty unique book, I believe.
Jack Bennett is a lifelong runner, hiker, and mountain climber. He has completed six full marathons and one mountain marathon. He is currently a member of the Highpointers Club and the American Alpine Club. In 1990 Jack became the first person to climb the Highpoints of Canada, the highest point of all 13 Canadian Provinces and Territories. Jack is an official Guinness World Record holder for this...moreMore about Jack Bennett...