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The opening pages of Kootenay Mountain Culture Magazine contain shorter, inquisitive and eclectic stories about local, national or international mountain culture where anything goes: profiles, adventure, essays, humour, history or oddity.

With a deadly disease creeping westward, scientists and government are throwing a lifeline to the bats of Glacier National Park and beyond.

Flights that always land. Fish that fly. A high-minded hub of academia, culture and nature. KMC futurist Fletcher Fitzgibbon touches down in the Kootenay’s next supercity.

Meet Dave Sutton: Castlegar’s boutique builder of burl, re-engineer of industrial ephemera and hand-hewing heavy hitter.

One of the Purcell Mountains’ most gruelling and historically significant multi-day hiking routes gets some love. By Dave Quinn. In the early days of European…

This trail system has been in the works for over 25 years. How the Oregonian rippers of Black Rock built a remarkable ode to freeriders.

This natural rock arch is easily the most amazing climbing feature in the country. Here are the details of the new 5.7 rock climb on it.

With world-class craftsmanship and a good-for-the-earth ethos, a Sandpoint, Idaho, company is grooming for success with straight razors. Carrie Scozzaro reports. Male grooming is very much a…

From Calgary to the Coast Range, the Achenbach family has helped guide snowboarding’s rise across Canada and the world. By Louis Bockner and Darren Davidson….

Professional snowmobiling sensation Nadine Overwater has inspired so many female sledders, she can’t keep up with demand for her brrahhp classes. By Cassidy Randall. Much in…

En route to her PH.D., a formidable researcher has made surprising discoveries about how first nations managed forest fires, and in doing so, answered the…

Brew your own beer, go to town. Brew your own liquor, go to jail. A legal beagle master distiller from the shores of Puget Sound…

Romantically synonymous with warmth, nature and nocturnal bliss, the wood-burning fire has stoked human evolution for eons. But a series of air-quality studies spanning from…

For Craig Moore, the last decade has been a little up and down. One hundred and twenty six straight months of ski touring will do…

Numinous won Powder magazine’s “Ski Film of the Year” award. But what exactly does “Numinous” mean? In an effort to explain, the athletes and crew…

With avalanche accident statistics showing the need for increased client-and-guide interaction in decision-making, professional mountain guides are learning new ropes. By Ryan Stuart. Ours was…

The film “Hard Powder“ was banned from shooting in Banff, Alberta, earlier this year. Why is it so difficult for movie makers to access Canada’s National…

It’s time to get stooled! Montana’s Barstool Race Celebrates 40 Years of downhill drinking. By Clare Menzel It began with a blind-drunk bet in a…

What happens when a wee superhero, a toy dinosaur and an inspired photographer integrate online? We take a petite peek at an Instagram innovation and…

Dave Gorzitza takes writer Mary McIntyre deep into the frozen world of ice canyoneering, British Columbia’s chilliest fringe sport. Knee-high snowbanks line the Marble Canyon…

Hickshow Productions is as grassroots as it gets: they’re Slocan Valley sleddin’ souls who have a scene or two to share. By Clare Menzel. Six…