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It’s one of the most eclectic and smartly written editorial packages we’ve ever put together. With all the pages signed off and shipped to the printer nearly two weeks ago (these are our thickest summer issues ever), our publications are mere days away from public consumption. Both Kootenay Mountain Culture and Coast Mountain Culture will begin distribution…

By Mitchell Scott From afar it looks like a log with a motor on it. Like a kid has stolen his dad’s outboard and mounted it to a fallen fir tree. Even through my binoculars from shore, that’s exactly what it looks like. Except there’s no kid. I blow it off for a bit, tossing…

By Michael Kew As shorelines around the world become more crowded, access to the bounty of the beach tightens. In Oregon, a government-mandated right to access surf has been in place since 1968. What happens when guns, gin and greedy landowners dispute safe passage to sacred sand? “that guy? he’ll shoot you!” He takes trespassing…

Fernie resident Martina Halik and her 60-year-old mother plan to ski the coastal mountain range from Vancouver to Alaska next year. Is she crazy? Read and listen to our interview here.

In a recent article by the Matador Network, three cities in British Columbia and one in Oregon were listed as the world’s best for rock climbing.

An ultra-light, compressible insulated layer so versatile you can’t find a reason not to bring it with you. Mountain Hardwear’s Men’s Ghost Whisperer Down Hooded Jacket is literally featherweight, you almost can’t tell you’re wearing it, except it’s just warm enough to make that critical difference. Designed for alpine climbing, it also makes a perfect mid…

CP Rail has barred access to rafting companies that access the lower Kicking Horse River – something they’ve done for almost four decades. Sign this petition to help create an alternative solution.

I do it ‘cause it’s fun. I’m not doing it to get high on adrenaline. It’s a celebration of life. I love to fly. I always have felt a desire to be in the air, above the surface of the earth. Maybe I was a bird in a past life.

When four ski mountaineers decided to travel 2,015 kilometres of the Coast Mountain Range, from Vancouver, British Columbia, to Skagway, Alaska, they knew the massive undertaking would take an eternity. Ten years later, the surviving expedition members are now realizing life-changing adventures don’t end when the skiing does. Award-winning Canadian Alpine Journal Editor Geoff Powter looks back at the most ambitious…

The Sheepdogs last played Nelson, British Columbia, in 2011 at the apex of their meteoric rise from prairie bars to becoming the first unsigned group ever to grace the cover of Rolling Stone. If the 2011 show had the feeling of a coronation, their February 2016 sold-out performance at Spirit Bar was the triumphant royal tour of a…

The other day I attended a costume party (I live in Nelson, BC and those tend to happen a lot) and I donned a pair of ski goggles circa 1980. You know the ones: flimsy, foam-enshrouded lenses that fog up the second they touch your head and provide little-to-no ventilation. Goggle technology has come a…

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