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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.

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.

The global cold-water cosmos knows Tofino, British Columbia’s Surf Sister, an all-inclusive school that has stewarded the surf scene for 20 years. Story and photographs by Erin Hogue.

Last summer members of the Canadian-Eh Society set out to re-enact the 1926 expedition to Mt. Waddington, the highest mountain in British Columbia’s Coast Range. This is why they failed.

Former Hazelton, BC, mayor Alice Maitland has spoken out on all matters of small-town politics, including big-business bullying and indigenous rights — and she’s only 85.

One of BC’s leading wildfire ecologists, Robert Gray, says British Columbians can expect fire in the woods and smoke in the air for decades to come. “This is what the future looks like, and, if anything, it’s going to be worse than this,” he says.

Nate Atkins is a 15-year-old native of Nelson, British Columbia, who’s tearing up the mountain bike circuit. He’s come a long way since riding his Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle bike when he was two.

Historian and writer Greg Nesteroff shares the story of Bill Lane, an undercover FBI agent sent to the Slocan Valley to ferret out counter-culture radicals. Maybe you met him?

Want to live to 100? While science has discovered mountain zones around the globe where centenarians are thriving, Editor Vince Hempsall reports there’s more to a life of longevity than big walks over the hill. 

When the Nunavik Youth Hockey Development Program was cancelled, filmmaker Jonnie Broi decided to do a documentary about how vital it was for the kids of Nunavik. This is the film and our Q&A with him.

The 2019 Rip Curl Nationals presented by Red Bull are set for May 10-14 and this year there’s something new in the mix: the competition is also the official trials for Canadian Team Olympic qualification.