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An evocative, thoughtful true tale of mountain adventure and mystery, Imaginary Peaks uses an infamous deception about a fake mountain range in British Columbia as a lens to examine our fascination with wild places and the lure of blank spaces on the map.
KATIE IVES is editor in chief at Alpinist magazine, and her writing has appeared in numerous publications including The New York Times, Outside, The Rumpus, and Adventure Journal, as well as the anthologies Rock, Paper, Fire: The Best of Mountain and Wilderness Writing and Waymaking: An Anthology of Women’s Adventure Writing, Poetry, and Art. In 2016 she received the H. Adams Carter Literary Award from the American Alpine Club. She has participated in the Banff Mountain and Wilderness Writing Program and served as a judge for the Boardman-Tasker Award, and a jury member, panelist, and panel moderator at the Banff Mountain Book Festival. She lives in Cambridge, Vermont. Imaginary Peaks is her first book.
Ken Wilcox is a long-time Bellingham resident, co-founder of the Bellingham Mountaineers, and author of several regional trail guides, including Hiking Whatcom County. He served with Harvey Manning and other Northwest conservation greats on the board of the North Cascades Conservation Council (northcascades.org) for more than 25 years. Ken was also the editor and publisher of Manning's Wilderness Alps: Conservation and Conflict in Washington's North Cascades (2007).