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The Mountain Culture Group has just learned that the Kinnaird Bluffs rock climbing area in Castlegar, British Columbia, has been saved from development. In the most recent issue of Kootenay Mountain Culture magazine an article described the plight of the Association of West Kootenay Rock Climbers and how its directors were raising funds to purchase the private…

For most of its lifespan, the craft of film-based photography always told the truth. But today, in an age of ubiquitous post-production boosting, the ethics around photo manipulation have never been more blurred. Looking to Banff, Pakistan and Australia, past-KMC editor Chantal Tranchemontagne chronicles three photographers who suggest a picture from our digital age is…

The new issues of Kootenay and Coast Mountain Culture Magazines are out and about at a distribution outlet near you (KMC, CMC). For the first time in our publishing history, we’ve included an eight page section in each of our magazines wholly focused on works of fiction–the hallmark collections of our Fiction Issues. In KMC,…

The Felt vs. Rubber-Sole River Test You can cast a fly with a stick, catch a fish with a chunk of hot dog, and spend weeks wet wading in shorts and a T-shirt. Yet for anyone who’s stood knee-deep in fast water, tentatively anticipating the next step, the one thing you can’t do without is…

These are the magazines you will be looking for! They will start to see the light of beautiful day May 16th. Our designer, Chris Rowat took some creative latitude, and since this is the Fiction Issue, well, we thought the prudent move would be to get some text on the cover. Not just half-assed text,…

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…

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…

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.

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