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Category description for Kootenay. Art, photography, design and editorial converge in a conversation focused on how and why human beings intersect with mountain landscapes in BC and around the world.

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.

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?

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

Paul Saso, author of Kootenay Inspired, has taken the sales from his book and donated them so a local child can attend the Tipi Camp Nature Retreat.

Simon Coward has kitted out thousands of people with whitewater paddling gear. So we asked him to share some advice on what you need to get started.

Patrick Lucas is the founder of British Columbia’s Aboriginal Youth Mountain Bike Program. In this article he describes how mountain biking has impacted the Simpcw First Nation, the People of the Thompson River.

We tracked down “Mr. Pink” who is illuminated in the cover photo of KMC #33. Here’s our interview with the man with the wand at Shambhala Music Festival.

With an eye for up-and-coming unknowns and enviro-minded revelry, Fernie’s Wapiti Music Festival has cool culture by the horns.

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 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.

The winter of 2016-17 was indeed an epic. For kayakers, this spring could be equally so. Here’s a gun-’em-and-run-’em bucket list of rivers in the Rockies that could well be sweet as hell.

Kootenay Mountain Culture Magazine has landed a National Magazine Award nomination for the Columbia River Basin feature story in KMC#31.

Patrick Lucas is the founder of British Columbia’s Aboriginal Youth Mountain Bike Program, which we are huge fans of. This is the first in a series by him about the importance of this ground-breaking program.

For the first time in its 50-year history, the Columbia River Treaty is up for renegotiation. CBC journalist Bob Keating examines the history and next steps of the contract between the Kootenays, Canada and the USA in a world more thirsty than ever for the power of water.

Four Nelson, British Columbia, residents have successfully skied what appears to be a new line off Mt Brennan in the Goat Range. Here are the details.

Canmore resident Rachael Rodgers is using her popular Instagram account to promote the adoption of shelter dogs by taking them on adventures and photographing them.

We asked our art director to wear the Feathered Friends Khumbu expedition down parka in a cold environment. So he took them to the highest peak in Canada.

Columbia Basin communities are looking for your input on how to make the region’s coveted lifestyles even more technologically savvy.

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…