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Explore articles on artists and alpinists, entrepreneurs born of the esoteric, and dirtbags turned debutants–all the funky people home to the peaks and valleys of this world. Join us as we investigate all the interesting bits that make them tick.

Take a virtual-reality trip to the glaciers of Iceland, the remote fishing villages of Indonesia and more on November 30, between 7-10pm, in Nelson, British Columbia. VR headsets will be on hand and the experience is free and open to people of all ages.

Scott Sommerville, chief administrative officer of the City of Kimberley in southeast British Columbia was the brainchild behind building Canada’s largest tracking solar array: the SunMine.

In 2018, the CEO of Columbia Lake Technology Center, Lorri Fehr, helped turn the quaint village of Canal Flats, BC, into a test piece for rural economic revitalization by farming data: the world’s newest valuable resource.

Entrepreneur Don Freschi’s company cheaply, cleanly and cleverly, combines otherwise toxic by-products from the smelter in Trail, BC, to make new metals for semiconductors and the solar-energy industry.

Rossland entrepreneur Darrel Fry of Pulp Traction wants to make plastics you can put in your garden or in the ocean and they’ll break down. And he’s using trees to do it.

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.

Thanks to an historic showing at the World Surfing Games in Japan, the Surf Canada team is now ranked 10th overall in the rankings.

One of the Pacific Northwest’s greatest modern-day conservationists is screening his natural-history tale about the Great Bear Rainforest at IMAX theatres around the world.

Reinhold Messner, one of the world’s greatest mountaineers, will be presenting at the 2019 Banff Centre Mountain Film and Book Festival.

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

Surf Canada is among 55 nations and 240 athletes that have gathered in Japan to celebrate the 2019 ISA World Surfing Games and compete for placements for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

In an ode to the unkempt and disdained, writer Steve Threndyle dives into the history of one of the most commonly used descriptives in mountain circles. We suggest you read this, dirtbags.

Talk about tales from the gripped. Paraglider Benjamin Jordan shares his first-hand reports from a record-breaking sojourn waaaay above the Rockies.

The trailer drops today for the new ski movie Winterland by Teton Gravity Research, which celebrates ski and snowboard culture around the world.

Last spring, Nelson’s two main interests came together with the creation of his first-ever skateboard made from repurposed spalted maple and a turquoise epoxy.

Empowerment and steelhead on the Bulkley River. Fly-fishing guide April Vokey casts away.

Anthill Films has released its ninth film called Return to Earth that explores all our mountain bike communities.

Private skate sanctuaries can still be found in the Kootenays: a ramshackle barn in a field, a decrepit garage on a main street, an empty pool in a subdivision. Here are 5 such spots where the décor may not always be pretty, but the vibes are divine.

Doris Hausleitner is a scientist, consultant and Selkirk College ecology instructor who’s helping us learn more about the fascinating world of wolverines. 

Surf Anywhere got its break on the Kananaskis River, but today the river-surfing company is creating waves around the world.