Online slide show: Lynn Martel

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Speaker – Lynn Martel

Stories of Ice: Adventure, Commerce and Creativity on Canada’s glaciers

Canada has more glacier ice than anywhere except Greenland and Antarctica. While much of that ice is in the country’s Arctic region, hundreds of glaciers and icefields are found in the mountain ranges of Alberta and British Columbia. And while they are melting, those glaciers are also fascinating, dynamic places where people pursue adventures, run businesses, conduct scientific studies and create art, photography, films and even books, all year round.

Join author Lynn Martel as she shares entertaining and captivating stories from her new book, Stories of Ice: Adventure, Commerce and Creativity on Canada’s Glaciers. With dozens of stunning photographs, learn about adventurers who ski for weeks across icefields carrying their tents and food, scientists discovering biofilms living deep inside glacier caverns, protesters camping for weeks to protect their beloved local glacier and more!

With gorgeous, eye popping images by some of the country’s best outdoor photographers, Lynn shares the excitement, the mystery, and the wonder of western Canada’s glaciers – including many from BC – and poses questions about their future.

Lynn Martel: A Canadian Rockies resident for four decades, Lynn has written about the people and places of western Canada’s mountain community for 25+ years. A long-time ACC member, she edited the Gazette for 13 years and authored 10 ACC Summit Series biographical booklets. Her work has appeared in Explore, Gripped, Canadian Geographic and Canadian Rockies Annual magazines, and many other publications. A popular presenter, she was a featured guest of the 2020 Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival. Outdoor photographer, experienced backcountry explorer and interpretive hiking guide, Stories of Ice: Adventure, Commerce and Creativity on Canada’s Glaciers is her third book.