Mary and David Macaree were longtime members of the British Columbia Mountaineering Club, under whose auspices they originated six editions of this volume. The club continues to support this book, and current authors John Halliday and Alice Purdey are both active members. Halliday and Purdey are based, respectively, in Langley and Burnaby, BC.
Founded in 1907, the British Columbia Mountaineering Club (BCMC) brings together mountaineers, rock climbers, and backcountry skiers through organized trips throughout the year. The club also represents the interests of mountaineers and backcountry skiers in British Columbia.
The BCMC dedicates the royalties received from sales of this book to conservation efforts in the Lower Mainland.