Growing up in Vancouver, John Baldwin became fascinated by the Coast Mountains that rise above the city and developed a lifelong passion to explore this incredible range of mountain wilderness.
Over the past 35 years he has completed numerous first ascents and pioneered many long ski traverses, often to remote areas that have rarely been seen or photographed. For John, the purpose of these explorations is to travel through the mountain wilderness, to climb high snowy peaks, to search for sheltered basins where the snow is deep and light, to look at patterns in the new fallen snow, stare at the chaos of a jumbled icefall or experience the stillness of a vast icefield.
The motivation for his writing and photography is to inspire others to discover and connect with the intense beauty of this mountain wilderness. It is a celebration of where we live and how wonderful it is.
All printing, shipping and travel is 100% Carbon Offset.
Exploring the Coast Mountains on Skis is printed on environmentally-friendly paper. Backcountry maps are printed by a carbon neutral printer on long lasting synthetic material that is recyclable.
A percentage of revenues is donated to the backcountry ski community and environmental organizations. Recent donations have been made to the Spearhead Huts Project, Canadian Avalanche Centre, Hankin-Evelyn Bacounrty Ski Area, and Friends of Shames as well as CPAWS, David Suzuki Foundation, Ecojustice, Nature Conservancy, Sierra Club, and the Wilderness Committee.