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Bugaboo dreams: a story of skiers, helicopters and mountains.


Bugaboo dreams: a story of skiers, helicopters and mountains.

Donahue, Topher.

Rocky Mountain Books


293 pages




Mountaineer and journalist Donahue tells the story of two Austrian immigrants in Canada who led the first precarious endeavors into "heli-skiing"--using a helicopter to transport skiers to the steep slopes of the Bugaboo Spires in Canada's Columbia Range. The intrepid guides, Hans Gmoser and Leo Grillmair, were the fathers of a sport whose story entails tragic accidents, life-changing thrills, and the development of a multi-million dollar enterprise.

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Date:Feb 1, 2009
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