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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.

A Pemberton, British Columbia, young-un blazes a trail for mountain millennials.

Christina Lustenberger is considered one of the foremost big-mountain skiers of her generation. We chronicle the career of a down-to-earth athlete who lives for more than shredding the edge.

Sherpas Cinema, the production house behind Imagination, has released its latest film, “Children of Columbia: A Skier’s Odyssey.” Watch it here.

An excerpt: How the builders of boards and bikes are tackling the issues of sustainability and consumer consciousness. By Ryan Stuart.

The Columbia River is one of the most famous waterways in the world. In their latest film, the Sherpas explore its legacy from power generator to adventure playground.

Patrick Lucas is the founder of British Columbia’s Aboriginal Youth Mountain Bike Program. In this article he describes creating the unique mountain bike adventure park that’s now located just west of the town of Hope.

Washington state curbs development of Atlantic salmon farms but British Columbia continues to play along in the face of First Nations defiance. This is why.

Along the fertile banks of the Fraser River, kids are learning society’s rite to grow at Delta’s Farm Roots Mini School.

The Kootenay Rock Climbing Festival returns September 22-23, 2018, and will feature Olympic climber Jen Olson and Canadian mountaineering legend Don Vockeroff.

From Mushrooms to Huckleberries, the unmonitored harvesting of non-timber forest products for commercial purposes is a new challenge facing lawmakers.

Teton Gravity Research has released the film “Mountain in the Hallway” about 2 dads battling cancer and their attempt to climb the Grand Teton in Wyoming.

The founder of BC’s Aboriginal Youth Mountain Bike Program on how building mountain bike trails is redefining the First Nations experience.

Daring diarrhea, lactic acid and thin air, writer Ryan Stuart visits a Vancouver Island expat to ride the single-yak trails of the Tibetan Plateau.

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.

Forest-fire ecologist Robert Gray knows more than most when it comes to forest fires. So why is his expertise going unheeded? Veteran CBC journalist Jeff Davies investigates Gray’s know-how, and the naysayers.

Red Mountain and the Columbia Basin Trust have announced a partnership to construct a new hostel at the base of the resort.

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.

Kicking Horse Coffee began as a tiny, two-person operation in an Invermere garage in 1996. It’s since become a multi-million-dollar global business. We chat with co-founder and CEO Elana Rosenfeld about the biz of the bean.