Founded in 1979 by passionate and renowned mountaineers Tony and Gillean Daffern (they sold the company in 2004), RMB has grown to become one of Canada’s more vibrant, long-standing and evolving book publishers. Established to specialize primarily in guidebooks for hikers, climbers and skiers, RMB has repositioned itself for the 21st century and now successfully publishes and promotes a dynamic, growing list of provocative, engaging and award-winning books on mountain history, adventure travel, outdoor lifestyle, environmental consciousness, Indigenous culture, and contemporary photography—as well as a growing selection of bestselling books for children.
Working with professional authors and experts in their fields, we publish 20 to 30 non-fiction titles every year relating to mountain culture and outdoor lifestyle. Our books are diverse in subject and style with a unifying theme: they are edited, designed, published, and marketed with the same passion they are written. Turn the page of any RMB book and begin a journey to a faraway place.