Those Earlier Hills

Reminiscences 1928 to 1961

By (author): R.M. Patterson
ISBN 9781894898805
Softcover | Publication Date: May 8, 2012
Book Dimensions: 5.5 in x 8 in
176 Pages

About the Book

Few men have been as set on isolated adventures and as passionate about the wild landscape of Canada as R.M. Patterson. He spent over 30 years in exploration, from northern rivers such as the Nahanni and the Liard, to the foothills of the Rockies, and he recorded his discoveries in vivid words and breathtaking photographs along the way. His memorable articles are presented as a collection by TouchWood Editions.

About the Author(s)

R.M. Patterson (1898-1984) moved to Canada when he realized that working in a London bank would never bring him happiness. He spent the remaining years of his life pursuing adventure in the Canadian West and was a delightfully evocative writer and an intrepid explorer. Authoring a total of five books about his excursions into the Canadian wilderness and his life on a southern Alberta ranch, Raymond Murray Patterson earned himself legions of fans and made Canada's wilderness famous. TouchWood Editions is proud to be keeping his works in print.


“[R.M. Patterson] was more than a paddler of northern rivers; for over thirty years he travelled extensively throughout the West and wrote fascinating chronicles of those experiences. Those Earlier Hills, a collection of stories representing Patterson’s contributions to The Beaver over several decades, will enthral and entertain anyone interested in armchair exploration of the Canadian wilderness.” —Canada’s History