Northern Exposure Author Launches Kickstarter Campaign

Francois Laplante, a rock-climbing enthusiast, has written Northern Exposure: A Jasper Rock-Climbing Guidebook. Now, the author has launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise publication funds.

Northern Exposure:  A Jasper Rock-Climbing Guidebook by Francois Laplante, is the first modern Jasper guidebook to include more than five hundred rock routes from Alpine to bouldering and sport to multi-pitch.  This area of the Northern National Park in the Canadian Rockies is a popular climbing destination, but to date there have been no modern rock-climbing guidebooks published concerning this area.   For the last two years, Laplante has concentrated on producing a definitive guidebook and has now launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise publication funds.

In addition to the rock routes, Northern Exposure includes more than fifty boulder problems, several detailed maps and drawings and hundreds of high-quality photos.  The guide book includes GPS tracks, historical facts and other information that showcases Jasper’s rock face as never before.

According to Laplante, a rock-climbing enthusiast himself, “It is nice to know if a certain venue has cell phone coverage or not.  This book features that type of information for every single venue! No more wondering if you simply can call your friends saying that you will be late for dinner. You can also simplify your life and download GPS tracks for the climbing area you are going to with no need to read maps.  Simply use your GPS to guide you to your destination.”  As seen at, GPS files are available as GPX and KML files.

There has already been a great deal of community support, including endorsements from Gravity Gear, Gripped Magazine, and a number of other climbers.  However, due to the high volume of color photographs, the book will be expensive to produce.  All funds raised from the Kickstarter campaign will be used to pay for printing and distribution costs.

As seen at, the Kickstarter campaign offers pledge levels from $5 to $1,000, with rewards including high-quality photos to copies of the book.

For more information on individual rewards associated with pledge levels, see the Kickstarter page.

About Northern Exposure:  

Northern Exposure by Francois Laplante is the definitive guidebook to the Jasper rock-climbing area in the Northern Canadian Rockies.  Now, the author has launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds to publish the book.

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Company Name: Northern Exposure
Contact Person: Francois Laplante
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Phone: 780-931-2513
City: Jasper
State: Alberta
Country: Canada