A hundred years ago, British climber Douglas Freshfield and Italian mountain photographer Vittorio Sella became the first Europeans to circumambulate an 8000 meter peak. In seven weeks, they trekked around Mt Kangchenjunja, the third highest mountain in the world. A century later, Pat and Baiba Morrow set out to trace their footsteps and explore the hidden corners of Sikkim and eastern Nepal. To add some mountaineering interest, they attempted to climb the lovely 6887m peak, Mt Siniolchu. Baiba Morrow's Footsteps in the Clouds - Kangchenjunga a Century Later (Raincoast Books, 154 pages, 47 colour photos, 9 historic Sella b&w photos, reinforced soft cover. ISBN 1-55192-226-6. $28.95 US/CDN) was a finalist at the 1999 Banff Mountain Book Festival.

Baiba Morrow also co-authored The Yukon (Firefly, 128 pgs, 125 colour photos, reinforced soft cover, ISBN 1-55209-108-2. $24.95 US/CDN.) with Pat Morrow to commemorate the centennial of the Klondike Gold Rush. It provides coverage of Yukon's diverse regions: from the lofty summit of Canada's highest peak, Mt. Logan, to several rivers, including the Tatshenshini, Alsek, Snake and Firth, to favourite tourist destinations like Dawson City and Kluane In a survey released by the Canadian Bookseller's Association September 1, 1999, this book was at the top of the Canadian Bestseller's List, and remained in the top 5 for several weeks.


The Yukon (Firefly 1997). With Pat Morrow.

Footsteps in the Clouds - Kangchenjunga a Century Later (Raincoast Books, 1999).

PHOTO: Baiba Morrow with Pat Morrow

[BCBW 2008] "Outdoors"