The Alpine Club of Canada

Summit Series 19 • Alpine Artistry (Glen Boles)


by Lynn Martel
Published by The Alpine Club of Canada
Softcover, 8.5 x 11
32 pages, colour photos

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In the course of pursuing his passion for wild, remote places in western Canada’s mountains, Glen Boles stood on close to 600 summits, took tens of thousands of photographs, made numerous first ascents and even helped name a few peaks.

As a member of the fabled Grizzly Group, Glen shared a rich and special camaraderie with his climbing companions. As a valued City of Calgary Waterworks Department employee, enthusiastic volunteer with the Calgary Mountain Rescue group, the Lake Louise Ski Friends and as a generous board member with the Cochrane and Community Foundation, Glen unselfishly gave his time, his talents and his good-natured company.

An artist who expresses his love and passion for the mountain world through his exquisite pen and ink drawings and acrylic paintings, Glen Boles shares the magic of the alpine in a generous and heartfelt way.

Climber, volunteer, artist, steadfast companion and worthy recipient of numerous awards and honours, Glen Boles exemplifies a life lived in true alpine artistry.