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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.

Tofino surf photographer Marcus Paladino has released his coffee table book “Cold Comfort,” which showcases bangers from Canada’s West Coast. We chilled out with him…

Award-winning journalist Bob Keating has retired from journalism after a 35-year career and launched the Kootenay Time Podcast. 

Trevor Goward of Clearwater, British Columbia has dedicated his life to the study of lichen and his discoveries have earned him notoriety around the world.

Once for the fringe among us, disc golf has catapulted into one of the fastest-growing sports in the modern world. Let’s go for a walk in the chain-linked woods to toss a few wheels and find out why.

Legendary Banff mountain rescuer Tim Auger saved countless lives during his 30-year career. He’s now been immortalized by folk band The Wardens in a song called “Thousand Rescues.”

Benjamin Graeff is stoked on everything. So when he became the first person to surf all 50 American States, locking in legions of fans along the way, the resulting sponsorship was gravy.

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.

Fashion icon Coco Chanel once said the best way to lose your cares is to be someone, not something. As our senior writer discovers, these drag performers are sharing that message with people of all ages.

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. 

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.

He’s the creative brain behind the thriving art scene in Revelstoke, British Columbia, and we discover Rob Buchanan is one part artistic tour de force and one part weirdo.

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.

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

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.

His vehicles teem with painted words and glittery ornaments, yet Fred Tober’s life on the road isn’t always as shiny as his rhinestones.

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.

National Geographic photographer Adam Schluter was given unprecedented access to capture every major iconic moment of Covid-19 in Las Vegas, LA, San Francisco and other cities. This is how and why.

The third and final film by Ryan Flett Media showcasing Kootenay free skier Trace Cooke has dropped amid challenges posed by Covid.

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.