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Photographs by Steve Ogle Launched in 1990 and anchored by oil and gas revenues, Norway’s Government Pension Fund Global is the world’s richest sovereign wealth fund, worth roughly $900 billion. This oily money keeps the country sliding smoothly as citizens — and even skiers — use the profits to stay healthy and happy. The Alberta…

Packed with monstrous lines, stunning sends, and gorgeous cinematography, the VIMFF 2016 program features 74 films from 18 different countries. This will be the Vancouver premiere for many of the films – your first chance to see them screened here. The Festival is also bringing in 25 legendary speakers to talk about the films and their boundary-pushing, world-record setting, jaw-dropping mountain pursuits. To…

Valley Uprising is a game changer. Rock climbing films typically feature buff guys and semi-clad women dangling from cliffs using fingers that can crush coal into diamonds. But in this 90-minute documentary by Peter Mortimer and Nick Rosen, we’re treated to a 60-year history of the world’s rock climbing Mecca: California’s Yosemite National Park. And…

Long before Europeans landed on these shores, the Cascadian Subduction Zone has terrified denizens of the Pacific Northwest. The region has endured six earthquakes of magnitude 9.0 — or more — over the past 100 years. What will happen when our region’s backbone finally snaps? As the oceanic plate slips further underneath, its temperature increases…

Whistler, British Columbia, illustrator Kate Zessel draws her inspiration from the mountains where she lives and from the elusive creatures that inhabit them. The 25-year-old Vancouver native grew up spending her weekends in Whistler, where she moved full-time after graduating from the University of Victoria’s graphic-design program. “It was when I moved up here [to…

These pants were made for walking, and that’s just what they’ll do… I’ve had a frustratingly hard time over the years finding a technical shell pant that’s not geekily tight but still walks well. A lot of manufacturers have moved over to a freeride or baggy fit with their apparel that, while it looks cool,…

Chamonix s’il vous plais. For free y’all. Julbo Eyewear wants to send you on an epic freeski adventure. Say, if the great winter throughout the Canadian West and US Pacific Northwest hasn’t been enough to satiate your pow-charging needs, check this out. Our friends at Julbo want you to show them why you’re such a sick…

We have romped our way through stories and poems about relationships, water, climbing, love, chickens, falling, fires, sex and the meaning of life. The response was overwhelming and we thank everyone who submitted for sharing their creativity. The winners are listed below. We are publishing the stories and poems from our winners and runners-up in…

The Quran, Torah, Bhagavad Gita and the Bible: they’re all scripture that continues to shape and give meaning to Earth’s civilizations. But to some, “holy” is simply defined as what makes us complete. Each of the following six books details the experiences of those who discover a kind of spiritual wholeness in the wild. Whether…

Whitewater Winter Resort Releases Beautiful Tribute on its 40th Anniversary This film, produced by the talented team at Nelson, BC-based Freeride Entertainment, unveils the untold story of the dream called Whitewater. A true celebration of the community spirit that not only built the walls that stand there today, but that lives strong in the vibe…

Drop it in snow, shoot underwater, change lenses in a snap–mount it to your head even–the Hitcase PRO does it all. It’s no secret that today’s smart phones do it all, but one of their most incredible features is the camera and its associated functionality. You can shoot time lapse, slow motion, bursts, and it doesn’t…

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