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It’s a monumentally tenuous relationship in this day and age. The environment is what both sustains us and inspires us. In the mountains our natural surroundings are visibly alive, full of inspiration and danger, beauty and catastrophe. We explore everything from animals to geology, the weather to wilderness.

Because weather does her own thang, and really, why should we even care? Words: Mitchell Scott   Photo: Bruno Long

We here at the Mountain Culture Group are proud to launch our new Winter 2015/16 issues of Kootenay Mountain Culture and Coast Mountain Culture Magazines….

For over 25 years, a fight has been raging in the heart of British Columbia’s Purcell Mountains. The proposed construction of Jumbo Glacier Resort in the…

No matter what thrilling endeavour you’ve done in the Kootenays, nothing totally prepares you for the “wow” factor that is ziplining 90 metres above Kokanee Creek.

Coming to theatres Oct 2015 – Patagonia presents Jumbo Wild – a gripping, hour-long documentary film by Sweetgrass Productions that tells the true story of…

When three ski-bum cinematographers and one drug kingpin tried an experiment in 80s-era Whistler, the result was Fear and Loathing-tinged travel through time, space and…

International ski superstars and humble local shredders: Pemberton-based writer Lisa Richardson grabs her shovel and follows four skiers out into their chosen summertime fields, where…

Nelson, British Columbia-based filmmaker Jon Long checks in with a look behind the curtain as he takes us through the making of the local segments of…

The Chromag Fubars OSX is one of the most ubiquitous and popular handlebars in Western Canada, here’s why: First off, this is a downhill/freeride bar,…

When you need dry, light and durable in the river When it’s too cold to wet wade, yet too warm for the full protection of…

University of Montana glaciologist Joel Harper is breaking new ice in climate science. Working from missoula and Whitefish, University of Montana professor Joel Harper, 49,…

The baseline of the Kootenay freshwater life cycle is populated by millions of one particularly beautiful yet hardy fish: the trout. Close relative to both…

The first thing that shines about the Fluid Enduro is how light it is. Compared to even the lightest traditional hiking boots, it feels featherweight….

British Columbia’s grizzly bears rule the peak of the food chain. But they’re being left to waste at the bottom of the government’s conservation priority…

Mark your calendars — the Arc’teryx Climbing Academy in Squamish, BC is happening July 10-12, 2015!

A Norwegian mountain town long cloaked in shadow finally sees the light. Funded by local donations, assorted government grants, and sizeable funds from Norsk Hydro—the…

“The Best Jobs in the World wildlife caretaker position has been an absolute whirlwind,” says Snell of his new gig, on what is called the…

This evocative multi-touch e-book is a fascinating and interactive foray into Mount Everest culture told by two of Canada’s most eminent mountaineers. Pat Morrow, who…

Humankind has marvelled at the nighttime heavens since time began. From hyper-focused telescopes to lying in a field with our eyes to the skies, we…

A collection of essays from Coast Mountain Culture’s writers that explores how science supports our bodies as we play in the outdoors. Your baby did…