Over the past 100 years; climbers have been pushing standards in the Canadian Rockies. From long alpine ridges to steep north faces; the Rockies are synonymous with cutting-edge ascents. Peaks such as Robson; Chephren; Kitchener; the Twins and Alberta elude the many and reward the few. Many of the big faces were climbed between the 1960s and 1990; the golden age of alpinism in the Rockies. The men and women who first were part of that set high standards. This is not a guidebook. Rather; it is a narrative history by the people who risked life and limb to establish these long; difficult and sometimes scary climbs.