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Everything from skiing to snowboarding, mountain biking to climbing, fly-fishing to endurance running, sailing, surfing, skateboarding–mountain culture knows no bounds when it comes to the interplay between human beings and the world around us. From iconic athletes to savvy inventors, photographers and filmmakers, we love to dive deep into sport.

Vince Hempsall travels to Panorama Mountain Resort for the first Canada Cup series to include downhill adaptive mountain biking. He meets legends.

Fasten your spray skirts and take note of the wet exits because the Clearwater Kayak Festival is wild—in or out of the water.

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…

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.

A paved road through Glacier Mountain Park that’s reserved for bikers and hikers? Yep. Here’s why Spring in Whitefish, Montana, is the best.

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.

Let’s give thanks no one wears equipment like this anymore. Because as one East Kootenay man recalls, a little NHL helmet can have a big…

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.

In January 2020, four adventurers paddled the Columbia River in -30°C hauling splitboards and looking for virgin lines. This photographic trip is anything but bourgeois.

On January 7, 2020, Rebecca Hurlen Patano was caught in an inbounds avalanche at Silver Mountain Ski Resort in Kellogg, Idaho, the same one that…

With his Braille Mountain Initiative, Tyson Rettie is introducing visually impaired skiers to the backcountry. 

Editor Vince Hempsall puts the Arc’teryx AR-395A climbing harness and Konseal LT approach shoe through their paces on multiple alpine rock adventures.

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.

Grand Forks, British Columbia, isn’t well known for its rock climbing but local Bill Sperling is changing that with his new guidebook. Just don’t call it a guidebook.

Kootenay Mountain Culture Magazine goes road-tripping in our backyard to discover the best trails and ales. Giddy up.

Not so long ago it was home to one of the most astounding fish populations in North America. Since 2014, however, the once mighty Gerrard struggles to reach five pounds. How is that possible you ask? As our intrepid journalist discovers, the answers are not so easy to catch.

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.