The Rocky Mountains: Through the Eagle's Eye
Joan McGrath is a Toronto Board of Education library consultant.
Mountains have an endless fascination for the brave and daring among us, who must conquer every peak, climb every trail, and brave all weathers. Fortunately, thanks to modern photography, those less adventurous can now share in the glorious spoils of these exploits, through matchless portraits of the lonely giants.
These photographs of both the American and Canadian Rockies are a lovely collection. Here in the mountains, if anywhere, nature is scarcely scarred by the incursion of mankind. The accompanying text, introduced by Jon Whyte and as told by George Brybycin, the photographer, is less successful in conveying the great love these men feel for the mountains, and the obsession that takes them back again and again to the high places. No matter; the pictures tell all that anyone will ever need to know of this lifelong love affair.