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Through an Unknown Country : The Jarvis-Hanington Winter Expedition through the Northern Rockies,

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In the winter of 187475, Edward Worrell Jarvis (18461894) and Charles Francis Hanington (18481930) survived an exacting expedition on behalf of the Canadian Pacific Survey from Quesnel, British Columbia, to Winnipeg, Manitoba. It led them over the northern Rocky Mountains through what would come to be known as Jarvis Pass and eventually onto the Canadian plains. The trip took them 116 days and covered over 3,000 kilometres, of which almost 1,500 kilometres were on snowshoes.Through An Unknown Country: The Jarvis Hanington Winter Expedition Through The Northern Rockies, 18741875 brings together the detailed day-to-day reports of Jarvis and the more entertaining narrative of the epic journey by Hanington into a single volume for the first time. Recounting harrowing treks through deep mountains, dense valleys, open foothills and wide prairie, this highly readable adventure story of mountaineering and discovery can most certainly be read alongside the better-known journals of Alexander Mackenzie, Simon Fraser, David Thompson and Paul Kane.Enhanced with archival photographs and illustrations, historians Mike Murtha and Charles Helm have brought together the gripping details of a forgotten 19th-century winter expedition that will transport readers to a frozen world of snowshoes and dog teams, of sextants and compasses and moccasins, a world devoid of the ability to call for help when needed.
Number of Pages: 272.0
Genre: History, Biography + Autobiography
Sub-Genre: Adventurers + Explorers, Canada / Post-Confederation (1867-), Historical
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Pgw
Language: English
Street Date: December 8, 2015
TCIN: 50375952
UPC: 9781771601337
Item Number (DPCI): 248-06-5150

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