The Enderby & District Arts Council is excited to present The 11,000ers of the Canadian Rockies with author and climber Bill Corbett, in a talk and slideshow Oct. 16 at 7 p.m. at the Enderby Drill Hall.
Corbett is a Calgary-based writer with 37 years’ experience, five as a newspaper journalist and the rest as a freelance writer and editor. He has written hundreds of magazine articles and interviewed public figures from Canadian prime ministers to the Dalai Lama. His stories have appeared in Canadian Geographic, Explore, Western Living, Canadian Business and Maclean’s. He is currently writing the text and taking photos for a series of trail maps throughout Alberta.
Corbett has written three books, including Daytrips from Calgary, which has sold 60,000 copies, and The 11,000ers of the Canadian Rockies, a guide and history book that won the Canadian Rockies Award at the 2005 Banff Mountain Book Festival.
“Corbett was the third person to climb all 56 of these 11,000 foot peaks of the Canadian Rockies and is currently working on an updated edition of the book,” said Karen Rohats, with the Enderby & District Arts Council. “Being an avid mountaineer and backcountry skier, Corbett spends much of his free time exploring the mountains and wilderness area of western North America.”
Come and be prepared to have your breath taken away as Corbett shares his photos and stories Oct. 16 at 7 p.m. at the Enderby Drill Hall. Entry is by donation, and refreshments will be served.
For further information, call Rohats at 250-838-0626.