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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.

The Columbia River is one of the most famous waterways in the world. In their latest film, the Sherpas explore its legacy from power generator to adventure playground.

Patrick Lucas is the founder of British Columbia’s Aboriginal Youth Mountain Bike Program. In this article he describes creating the unique mountain bike adventure park that’s now located just west of the town of Hope.

The Kootenay Rock Climbing Festival returns September 22-23, 2018, and will feature Olympic climber Jen Olson and Canadian mountaineering legend Don Vockeroff.

Spurred by a spirit of inclusion for their fellow riders, three Kootenay communities dig wide and deep for bikers downed by not out.

Down Syndrome may offer a deeper glimpse into the joyous essence of the human spirit. A Squamish-based writer shares insights about her muse: Adele.

The founder of BC’s Aboriginal Youth Mountain Bike Program on how building mountain bike trails is redefining the First Nations experience.

They’re dark, dank and older than the hills. Who wants to save a big ol’ hole in the ground? The Cody Cves crew, that’s who. Bobbi Barbarich dives in.

Forest-fire ecologist Robert Gray knows more than most when it comes to forest fires. So why is his expertise going unheeded? Veteran CBC journalist Jeff Davies investigates Gray’s know-how, and the naysayers.

Jimmie Spencer of Vernon, British Columbia, championed the high aims of Canada’s ski resort industry for over 30 years. He passed away earlier this week.

There are 12 different styles of the sport of climbing. Do you know them all? Here’s a list of the various disciplines within the sport. 

Kootenay poet Emily Nilsen recently won the Gerald Lampert Memorial Award honouring a first book of poetry by a Canadian writer. We caught up with her to ask what it’s like to now be an award-winning poet.

A former Navy SEAL reins in mustangs and the Montana wilderness, hoping to bring peace to veterans still alone at war.

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

Third-Generation Carver Ryan Scoular of Whistler, British Columbia, is a chip off the old block. By Lisa Richardson.

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.

For 85-year-old Squamish climber “Big Jim” Sinclair, the last half century has been all up hill. Meet the man behind such area classics as “Diedre” and “Merci Me.”

Kicking Horse Coffee began as a tiny, two-person operation in an Invermere garage in 1996. It’s since become a multi-million-dollar global business. We chat with co-founder and CEO Elana Rosenfeld about the biz of the bean.

Alberta resident and mountain lover Andrew Doyle happened to be in the right place at the right time to snap this classic photo of a napping grizzly bear. Here’s how the shot came to be.

Second only to oil as the world’s most-craved commodity, coffee brims with both a rich and a dark history. Lovers of mountain life, in particular, can seem to get enough. So why our enduring jones for java?

New-school provisioners of Japan’s elixir extraordinaire, sake, are growing roots – and rice – from California to Vancouver.