The opening pages of Kootenay Mountain Culture Magazine contain shorter, inquisitive and eclectic stories about local, national or international mountain culture where anything goes: profiles, adventure, essays, humour, history or oddity.
We revisit a story that first appeared in Issue #12 about a century’s worth of legal subjugation of the Kootenay’s famously illicit lifestyle.
CMC writer Vince Hempsall burns rubber at one of the Pacific Northwest’s oldest and toughest raceways — following in the tread marks of his grandfather’s checkered past.
Wedged somewhere between Charles Dickens and Dr. Who, freaky fashionistas are gaining steam in Kaslo and around the world.
From Mushrooms to Huckleberries, the unmonitored harvesting of non-timber forest products for commercial purposes is a new challenge facing lawmakers.
Spurred by a spirit of inclusion for their fellow riders, three Kootenay communities dig wide and deep for bikers downed by not out.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Meet Dave Sutton: Castlegar’s boutique builder of burl, re-engineer of industrial ephemera and hand-hewing heavy hitter.
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 trail system has been in the works for over 25 years. How the Oregonian rippers of Black Rock built a remarkable ode to freeriders.
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.
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…
Professional snowmobiling sensation Nadine Overwater has inspired so many female sledders, she can’t keep up with demand for her brrahhp classes. By Cassidy Randall. Much in…
En route to her PH.D., a formidable researcher has made surprising discoveries about how first nations managed forest fires, and in doing so, answered the…
Brew your own beer, go to town. Brew your own liquor, go to jail. A legal beagle master distiller from the shores of Puget Sound…