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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.

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…

With elusive funding and mountains of data required for hypothesis, who can afford the science needed to solve our world’s problems? Maybe you. Born from…

From the floor of the United Nations to the pages of The New York Times, the Harper Government’s war on research, reason and environmental law…

As the swifts gather their numbers overhead, human families snack on KFC, or, this being Portland, Tilth-certified vegan picnics washed down by sulfite-free Pinot. At…

When I head to the river, which has evolved into 50 days per season, I’m 40 kilometres from home, out of cell range, and deep…

S’up yo? They’re flat but evidently phat. Can you guess what the continent’s fastest growing sport is? According to a 2013 report by the Outdoor…

It was a Cascadian kayaking feat that will never be repeated. How a mad mountain scientist and one seriously sick spaniard unlocked keyhole falls for…

You may have noticed KMC doesn’t have a “Letters to the Editor” section. It’s a fairly unconventional omission. Most magazines have one. We never have. Not…

Dudes can’t dance. Perhaps in Latin America, or Spain, and definitely in Africa, but from my experience in western North America, most guys struggle to…