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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.

Small inflatable boats are changing how backcountry explorers navigate the mountain range between British Columbia and Alberta.

A look inside 10 years of discovery and determination in Bisaro Anima, the 683-metre-deep cave near Fernie, British Columbia. 

The inaugural Dark Horse Invitational Slopestyle Mountain-Bike Event in Revelstoke crowned a 12-year-old as its reigning champ. And that’s not all that makes it special. Words and photos by Lindsay Donovan.

An annual gathering near Spokane, Washington, helps attendees get primitive again. Story by Derrick Knowles. Photos by David Beckstead.

The Kootenays are home to the world’s only inland temperate rainforest, and its uniqueness attracts everyone from tree huggers to tree cutters.

Shayna Jones’s multimedia project explores narratives of race in the face of rural living. By Louis Bockner

An East Kootenay man will hunt for a fabled gold boulder in the deep waters of British Columbia’s Kootenay Lake — using a submarine he built himself.

Three years after an epic grunt along the length of the Selkirks, four British Columbia ski mountaineers lay claim to an equally arduous first-ever ski traverse of the neighbouring Purcells. Would they undertake the beautiful voyage again? Yaaa–probably not. Story and photographs by Douglas Noblet.

Mountain Muskox is a new group-therapy program offering hope for survivors of alpine trauma.

The recently released Lost Kootenays book provides a glimpse back at a simpler time in the region, when things were more black and white.

For Alberta athlete Lorenza Sommaruga Malaguti, freediving beneath ice truly takes her breath away.

A professional climber’s quest to complete every route in the famous Haffner Cave – in one day – gave him a way back to life….

Slocan Valley paraglider Benjamin Jordan describes his record-breaking journey from Mexico to Canada and the resultant butterfly effect.

Would you let your 13-year-old run a chainsaw? From our 20th anniversary issue, here’s the story about hew kid on the block Eli Volp.

When professional Kootenay skiers seek to break world records or shred new lines, they want this man at their side.

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

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

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.

Benjamin Graeff is stoked on everything. So when he became the first person to surf all 50 American States, locking in legions of fans along the way, the resulting sponsorship was gravy.

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…