Book: Big Sky Ice

Featuring the largest compilation of ice and mixed routes on the planet, Big Sky Ice (self-published, $35) outlines over 600 different frosty climbs. Ron Brunckhorst has built on the work of his two previous editions to cover a massive chunk of our state, detailing tons of Rocky Mountain ice from Glacier National Park all the way down to northern Wyoming. Even on the smallest, most obscure icicles, Brunckhorst intricately details key info about the approach, climb, and descent. The photos might be a little dark and grainy, but they work well enough to get you to the climb. If you’re looking for one book to help you find a lifetime worth of ice, here it is.