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Explore articles on artists and alpinists, entrepreneurs born of the esoteric, and dirtbags turned debutants–all the funky people home to the peaks and valleys of this world. Join us as we investigate all the interesting bits that make them tick.

Kaj Gyr of Nelson, British Columbia has always impressed us with his inventions, and his latest handiwork is no exception. Called the Slopedeck, it’s a cross between…

A coastal boy to the core, Steve “Chainsaw” Smith led the next generation of Canadian mountain bikers. But tragedy struck on May 10, 2016 when…

Russell Henry, a kayaking explorer from Victoria, British Columbia, has just embarked on an 800-kilometre expedition from Prince Rupert to Skagway, Alaska. Stephanie Brown reports. April…

In an article by Morgan Dinsdale called “Growing up CMH,” Hannah Sawyer talks about what it’s like to have a mountain guide for a dad. Chances are you…

A lot of people may not realize just how many pro athletes RED Mountain and Rossland have been cranking out over the years. This latest…

The Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival is celebrating its 20th Anniversary with one of the best line-ups of films & speakers ever. Watch the sneak…

Since trading her wheels for reels, former Canadian mountain-bike star Darcy Turenne is keeping pace with the film world’s most discerning tastes. Chomping down tacos…

Some like to say that the mountains in and around Nelson, BC aren’t that big. The Coast, Revelstoke, the Rockies, Alaska, those are the real…

How does a London composer become one of the most talented landscape photographers in the West Kootenays? We chat with Robert Neufeld to find out.

We here at the Mountain Culture Group wanted to wish everyone out there a big Happy Solstice, and all the other holidays you might celebrate of…

Meet the Millers. They farm potatoes. And now they’re farming beer too. Writer Lisa Richardson digs in. The first thing Brenda Miller said when she…

A high-thinking Okanagan kid and her savvy backcountry-honed deck of cards have trumped our addiction to distraction. What started as a high-school project by a…

In the 1980s, Nelson, British Columbia, was in a depression after its lumber mill and university closed. Now, it’s a thriving cultural centre. Donna Macdonald,…

Cascadia. It’s not Canada. It’s not America. It’s … better? Given the current political climate of soon-to-be “Trump Nation,” there is a very real movement…

Recently Kootenay Mountain Culture magazine founder Peter Moynes sat down with podcaster Andrew Zwicker to wax about the start of the publication. Grab a beer…

Peter Rowat is one of the most important pioneers to ever set rubber-clad feet in the Valhallas. He now lives in California but recently he…

The goal of G3’s latest film series is to encourage watchers to stop watching stuff, get outside and try new things. Called “Step Outside,” the mini-docs are…

Mountain Culture Group caught up with Nelson, BC, local Jon Langille while he was resting in Bend, Oregon after a week of being on the road. At that time he had travelled over 900 kilometres, had endured 60km/hr headwinds and 7 flat tires. Amazingly he was in great spirits!

At this year’s climbing academy we’ve responded to people’s requests for different things so we have the Offwidth Clinic for one and a Big Wall Climbing clinic and an Overnight Bivy Clinic.

Juicy Studios and Diamondback Bicycles just made one of the best bike vids ever. Check it out here.