For those who love to rock, we salute you…with a growing cadre of stories that dive to the hear of one of mountain culture’s most spectacular artforms.
If a foreign army invaded Vancouver or Seattle, would you help defend your country? Ukrainians faced that choice when Russian troops attacked in early 2022. We reach out to skiers, bikers, climbers, and other mountain recreationalists to learn how their lives have been impacted by war.
A professional climber’s quest to complete every route in the famous Haffner Cave – in one day – gave him a way back to life….
A down jacket that respects the animals, people, and planet that provide it? Editor Vince Hempsall dons a black Arc’teryx Agrium Hoody for this honest review to see if it’s easy being green.
Editor Vince Hempsall gets under the skin of the Voormi Treeline Hoodie to see what the bigfootin’ deal is.
On the heels of the announcement that Ladybird Creek Bouldering area in the Slocan Valley is now a BC Recreation Site, we take a look at the local scene and why the West Kootenay region is becoming a popular bouldering destination.
It weighs less than a pika but can keep you warm in the alpine, according to its makers. Editor Vince Hempsall cuddles up to the Arc’teryx Atom SL Hoody.
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.
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.
A Kootenay rock climbing association has announced it’s raised enough funds to purchase the most popular rock climbing area in Castlegar, British Columbia.
Meet the next generation of mountain-sports athletes, guides, instructors, and storytellers. These are their dreams and their challenges.
The Kootenay Rock Climbing Festival returns September 21-22, 2019, and will feature Canada’s best rock climber Sonnie Trotter.
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.
Canmore climber Sonnie Trotter helps us understand how he went from the flatlands of Ontario to becoming Canada’s greatest rock climber.
Squamish rock climber Will Stanhope helps us understand why the sport has brought him so much joy since he started at the age of nine.
Calgary climber Jon Walsh explains what drove him to be a lifelong collector of the world’s classic rock routes. By Jayme Moye.
Kootenay rock climber Jasmin Caton helps us understand the personal peace and joy the sport brings her. By Jayme Moye.
Its sightlines span from Mountain Waddington to Mount Baker. Multiple peaks and righteous rock provide alpinists with a rare island experience. Need a reason to visit Mountain Arrowsmith? Walk this way.
Chelsie McCutcheon has seen poverty, addiction, and familial dysfunction. She is a shredder with spirit bridging the gap between kids and communities, on snow and soil.
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