Searching for Mary Schäffer with Dr. Colleen Skidmore

 On Thursday, we joined Dr. Colleen Skidmore and the University of Alberta Press for a fascinating discussion about the newest Mountain Cairns series book, Searching for Mary Schäffer: Women Wilderness Photography. Mary Schäffer was a photographer, writer, botanical painter, and mapmaker from Philadelphia. She was also well-known for her travels in the Canadian Rockies.

The Wirth Institute takes us on a journey through the Prince-Bishopric of Salzburg

The Canadian Mountain Network kicked off it’s 2017 International Mountain Day celebrations with a riveting presentation from the University of Alberta’s own Joseph Patrouch on the Prince-Bishops of Salzburg and the foundation of their economic power through control of natural resources such as salt, wood, and precious metals.