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Need we say more. Those big giant things alive with rock fall and avalanche, where kinetic energy dances with our euphorias and fears.

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

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.

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.

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 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.

Erin Hogue recently won the People’s Choice Award at the Uprising photo competition in Whistler with an incredible slideshow featuring shredding moms and their kids. Here’s our Q&A with her.

From the feature opener of the latest issue of Coast Mountain Culture magazine, editor Mike Berard describes the impact pro skier Dave Treadway had on his life and his faith.

Rosslanders and Red Mountain pay high praise to Ardis Urquhart, a community crusader lost too soon.

British Columbia-based Sherpas Cinema have just dropped the trailer for its latest ski flick “La Liste: Everything Or Nothing.” And it’s insane.

Mike Wiegele Helicopter Skiing is celebrating its 50th season with a video launch this week and the announcement it’s bringing back the Powder 8 World Championships event.

The latest cover of Coast Mountain Culture magazine features an other-worldly ski photograph by Reuben Krabbe. Here we interview him about how it all came together and the movie that details it’s creation.

In less than a week CK9 Studios will drop its Over Time short film featuring skiing phenom Sammy Carlson. Here’s a sneak peak of its sickness plus an interview with the creators.

Surging in popularity among cycling purists, bikepacking is gaining traction as a return to the adventurism and exploration of the pre-freeride era. One backcountry crew…

The Kootenay Rock Climbing Festival returns September 21-22, 2019, and will feature Canada’s best rock climber Sonnie Trotter.

In the recent issue of KMC we feature a story about bikepacking the Purcell Range in BC. Here are the differences between bikepacking and bike touring.