North Cascades Crest is one of three stunning mountain photography books by award-winning cameraman and mountaineer James Martin that feature some of the most beloved peaks in the West.
North Cascade Crest: Notes & Images From America's Alps
Mount Rainier: Notes & Images From Our Iconic Mountain
Sierra: Notes & Images From The Range Of Light
These books offer a visual journey through the craggy crest of the North Cascades, the glaciers and wilderness of Mount Rainier, and the luminescent peaks of the Sierra Nevada. Each book gives context to the images by detailing the geological history of the mountains, describing the flora and fauna and relating stories from the human climbing history of these peaks.
“. . . Martin’s photos leap from the pages with vivid colors and extreme contrasts . . . Recommended for most public libraries but especially for those in the Pacific Northwest.” -- Library Journal
The North Cascades comprise one of the wildest landscapes in the country, with sharp pinnacles, high lonesome ridges, pristine alpine lakes, lush meadows, and luminous glaciers. James Martin’s images capture the spirit and beauty of these remote mountains -- America’s Alps.