Conrad Kain Letters From A Wandering Mountain Guide, 1906-1933
Kain, C., Koch, W. J., Koch, M., Scholars Portal Books: Canadian University Presses, & desLibris – Books. (2014). Conrad Kain: Letters from a wandering mountain guide, 1906-1933 The University of Alberta Press.
Conrad Kain is a titan amongst climbers in Canada and is well-known in mountaineering circles all over the world. His letters to Amelie Malek–a life-long friend–offer a candid view into the deepest thoughts of the Austrian mountain guide, and are a perfect complement to his autobiography, Where the Clouds Can Go. The 144 letters provide a unique and personal view of what it meant to immigrate to Canada in the early part of the twentieth century. Kain’s letters are ordered chronologically with annotations, keeping the sections in English untouched, while those in German have been carefully translated.