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It defines us through understanding and expression. Culture represents the boundaries of what we stand for, the direction in which we’re going, the beautiful pieces that make humanity both beautiful and interesting. It’s the music and the art, the movements and the ideas. And it explodes in the mountains.

Editor-in-chief Mitchell Scott explores his other half in this latest Backside Column about all of our alter egos.

Vince Hempsall travels to Panorama Mountain Resort for the first Canada Cup series to include downhill adaptive mountain biking. He meets legends.

For three decades, Lino Grifone has operated the Western Canada School of Taxidermy, teaching students the art of making a life appear eternal.

Revelstoke, British Columbia singer Al Lee has released a self-produced album called “Revolution St.” Senior writer Emily Nilsen takes a listen.

Fasten your spray skirts and take note of the wet exits because the Clearwater Kayak Festival is wild—in or out of the water.

How can privately owned forests in highly visible and visited areas be logged seemingly without regulation or community input? Journalist Jeff Davies explains the complexities of British Columbia forest-land classifications and how one Kootenay community rallied to take action.

Award-winning journalist Bob Keating has retired from journalism after a 35-year career and launched the Kootenay Time Podcast. 

Meet the marijuana business mega-player who’s established a next-level, world-class research facility in Comox, British Columbia.

There are few things to celebrate during a global pandemic, but as our senior writer observes, the demise of the handshake may well be one of them.

Legendary Banff mountain rescuer Tim Auger saved countless lives during his 30-year career. He’s now been immortalized by folk band The Wardens in a song called “Thousand Rescues.”

Editor-in-chief Mitchell Scott goes deep down the drain to ponder pee in his Backside column from the Summer 2020 issue of Kootenay Mountain Culture magazine.

From the editorial in the Summer 2020 issue, in which we featured a mash-up of Coast and Kootenay content, here is our editor on why…

Let’s give thanks no one wears equipment like this anymore. Because as one East Kootenay man recalls, a little NHL helmet can have a big…

Editor Vince Hempsall offers a glimpse into the world of rogue media, why we’re seeing more of it in our communities, and why it’s so important.

Greg Gransden has completed the “Mystery Mountain Project” documentary about an ill-fated expedition to BC’s Mount Waddington. This is his take on the challenges of filming such an adventure.

Skill development courses, panel discussions, and film screenings are a few of the offerings Arc’teryx will showcase during the 2021 Digital Backcountry Academy February 8-12.

Fashion icon Coco Chanel once said the best way to lose your cares is to be someone, not something. As our senior writer discovers, these drag performers are sharing that message with people of all ages.

In his latest Backside column, editor-in-chief Mitchell Scott asks whether we’ve become too obsessed with staying alive. After all, if death is inevitable for all of us, why are we so scared of it?

Dr. Suzanne Simard has proven trees communicate with one another. Now she’s leading the Mother Tree project at 75 sites across British Columbia and sharing her research with those in the forestry industry. The question is, will they listen?

Now available for free screen on CBC Gem, the “Creatures of Convenience” documentary will have you rethinking your trash. We interview producer Momme Halbe about how it all came together.