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It’s a monumentally tenuous relationship in this day and age. The environment is what both sustains us and inspires us. In the mountains our natural surroundings are visibly alive, full of inspiration and danger, beauty and catastrophe. We explore everything from animals to geology, the weather to wilderness.

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.

In January 2020, four adventurers paddled the Columbia River in -30°C hauling splitboards and looking for virgin lines. This photographic trip is anything but bourgeois.

On January 7, 2020, Rebecca Hurlen Patano was caught in an inbounds avalanche at Silver Mountain Ski Resort in Kellogg, Idaho, the same one that…

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?

With his Braille Mountain Initiative, Tyson Rettie is introducing visually impaired skiers to the backcountry. 

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.

Ray Troll’s paintings have been described as hallucinatory and scientifically surreal. But what do you expect when your muse is 67 million years old.

Amiththan Sebarajah was a child when he immigrated to Canada from Sri Lanka to escape his birth country’s violent civil war. Now a Kootenay resident and accomplished thru-hiker, the 38-year-old tackles the duality of challenging long-distance solo routes and the lingering trauma of redefining home.

Do you belong here? A researcher and guide asks whether she’s a gatekeeper of the mountains.

Ahead of a season presumed to emphasize local travel, Summit Lake and its diminutive peers won’t have trouble filling accommodation — because they don’t have any.

British Columbia’s Kootenay region is now home to KORE, Canada’s First Craft Outdoor Gear Alliance.

Kootenay Mountain Culture Magazine goes road-tripping in our backyard to discover the best trails and ales. Giddy up.

Not so long ago it was home to one of the most astounding fish populations in North America. Since 2014, however, the once mighty Gerrard struggles to reach five pounds. How is that possible you ask? As our intrepid journalist discovers, the answers are not so easy to catch.

Unsure if that blazing night light was a UFO? Maybe it was one of these extraordinary meteors that has entered British Columbia airspace in the last 20 years.

Last month regular contributor Steve Ogle and KMC editor Vince Hempsall climbed a new route up a beautiful swath of virgin slab in Valhalla Provincial Park near Cahill Lake. These are the details.

This year has been an interesting one for many, including skier Cam Mclellan of Invermere, British Columbia, who writes about how he’s been adhering to a 100-mile diet of adventure.

The Cottonwood Lake Preservation Society is trying to raise $180,000 by Aug 31, 2020 as a first milestone to purchase 49 hectares of mature forest above Cottonwood Lake, and save it from private land logging. This is how you can help.

The lifts are moving, the trails are groomed, and the wildflowers are just starting to bloom. Here’s why you should visit Sun Peaks now.

We caught up with pro snowboarder and apprentice ski guide Dave Crerar to find out how difficult it is to become an alpine guide these days and what the profession now looks like.

Once a seemingly distant siren threatening tomorrow’s generations, the age of extinction is upon us, with worldwide evidence of wildlife gone forever. KMC’s Emily Nilsen reflects upon the fate of North America’s South Selkirk caribou herd and the meaning of their disappearance.