John Baldwin, a Vancouver mountaineer and nature photographer with over 250 first ascents to his credit over a forty-year period, has pioneered more than a dozen long ski traverses in remote areas of the Coast Mountains, having literally skied from Bella Coola to Vancouver.

His co-authored Soul of Wilderness (Harbour 2015) is a collection of 166 full colour photos and essays featuring the wild beauty of western British Columbia and Alaska.

He is also the author of Exploring the Coast Mountains on Skis and Backcountry Whistler, and his award-winning photographs have appeared in numerous publications, including Beautiful British Columbia, Climbing, Powder, and Sierra. When not climbing mountains he works as a researcher in civil engineering at the University of British Columbia.


Exploring the Coast Mountains on Skis (John Baldwin, 2009).

Backcountry Whistler

Mountains of the Coast: Photographs of Remote Corners of the Coast Mountains [Harbour 1999], which was shortlisted for the Bill Duthie Booksellers' Choice Award for British Columbia's best book in 1999.

Soul of Wilderness (Harbour 2015). With Linda Bily $36.95 978-1-55017-735-0

[BCBW 2015]