• ISBN 978-0-9783377-0-4

    The People & Peaks books are a series of publications of true stories of the traditions, history and culture of an almost forgotten mountain people. These 'first person' accounts have become founding documentation about the people, past and present who lived and worked in the Canadian Rocky Mountains. The following quote from Roger Brunt is about the first book in the series.

    "We know that Canada, especially western Canada, was pioneered by hunters, trappers and mountain people. But seldom are we provided with a modern-day, close- up view of the day-to-day lives and activities of these people, whose courage, resourcefulness and humour (often in the face of, what would be for lesser stock, overwhelming calamity) is captured here in the pages of the 
People & Peaks of Willmore Wilderness Park. 

In private correspondence, author Susan Feddema-Leonard wrote to me: “You birth your story—then begins the work of chiseling and shaping the initial thoughts, finally refining them into a work of art.” That’s exactly what Leonard has achieved, a work of art that not only brings to life in words and fine photography (much of it by Leonard herself) one of Canada’s most beautiful and little-known wilderness areas, but pays tribute to the brave folk who opened up, and now fight to preserve, the Willmore Wilderness. " Roger Brunt, Salt Spring Island

  • ISBN 978-0-9783377-1-1 The People & Peaks books are a series of publications of true stories of the traditions, history and culture of an almost forgotten mountain people. These 'first person' accounts have become founding documentation about the people, past and present who lived and worked in the Canadian Rock Mountains. The description below about People & Peaks of the Panther River & Eastern Slopes is an exposé of twenty colourful mountain men and women in the Banff, Panther River and Red Deer River areas.  
  • ISBN 978-0-9783377-2-8

    The People & Peaks books are a series of publications of true stories of the traditions, history and culture of an almost forgotten mountain people. These 'first person' accounts have become founding documentation about the people, past and present who lived and worked in the Canadian Rocky Mountains. 

    Women of Willmore Wilderness shares the written journals and photo journals of women who ventured on extended horse pack trips  in Mt. Robson Park, Jasper National Park, Willmore Wilderness Park, Kakwa Wildland Provincial Park and Kakwa Provincial Park in B.C. The journals are from 1915, 1937, 1942 to 1946 and a present day journal of the author finding and clearing the trails of yesteryear.

  • “Long Road Home” is a story of a 200 kilometer, 12-day horseback expedition through the Canadian Rocky Mountains featuring the return of Mountain Métis descendants, whose forefathers were forced out of Canada’s Jasper National Park in 1909. 2011 Awards: Long Road Home was an Official Selection for the 2011 Dreamspeaker’s Film Festival.
  • “Wildie” is a story that features two young native women as they each start and train wild horses. Both teens embrace the traditions and culture of their forefathers who lived and worked in the Canadian Rockies. 2013 Awards: Wildie was nominated for the Best Original Musical Score (non-fiction over 30 min) for Alberta Film and Television Rosie Awards Many of us have dreamed of taming one of the wild horses that still roam freely in the Rockies. Share the experience of two young native women as they each start and train a wild mare. See friendship and trust grow between horse and rider as they bond under the mentorship of Master Horseman Larry Nelles. Wildie shares the story of a unique horseback culture. The Alberta Film & Television Rosie Awards nominated "Wildie" in 2013 for the Best Original Musical Score non-fiction over 30 minutes. Wildie: 44:29 minutes  
  • “Women of Willmore Wilderness” shares the story of riding the Rockies thru time, revealing the experiences of mountain women past and present. The story reveals how their experiences in mountain culture, have deeply inspired them. 2014 Awards: Women of Willmore Wilderness was nominated for two 2014 Alberta Film & Television Rosie Awards nominations for Best Documentary (non-fiction over 30 minutes) and Best Original Musical Score (non-fiction over 30 minutes.)

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