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Graeme Pole is an award-winning author and photographer who has been trooping around in the Canadian Rockies for 38 years, and who has been writing about the human history and the natural history of western Canada since 1989. His catalogue includes thirteen published titles with cumulative sales of more than 300,000 copies. Graeme lives with his family near Hazelton in northwestern BC, where he serves as a paramedic.
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Nine of Graeme's books have been finalists in the Banff Mountain Book Festival. Classic Hikes in the Canadian Rockies won the Mountain Exposition award at the inagural festival in 1994.
Gravity, Steam, and Steel received an Honourable Mention Citation in the 2009 BC Historical Federation Writing Awards.
His article, Designs of the Wild, won Gold from the Alberta Magazine Association for "Feature Writing: Short" in 2017.
Graeme has been a runner-up for the Andy Russell Nature Writer’s Award, and has received a Northwest Writer’s Association “Excellence in Craft Award,” and the Teddi Brown Award for nature writing.