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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.

For one Okanagan bodyworker, using horses and other animals in her therapy sessions gets to the heart of what matters.

A unique growing system from the Yukon and adopted in the East Kootenay should produce some serious green.

These kite-skiing athletes have learned that travelling fast across large swaths of the Rockies is a breeze.

The pioneers of a famed ski zone lock their heels and spin their wheels in a new film.

Meet Basil Fuller, the driving force behind a growing Kootenay community of Jamaican truckers.

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.