Browsing by Tag: mountaineering

Alpine canyoning is a relatively new sport in Canada, but despite the dangers, which include hypothermia, rockfalls, and the possibility of plunging off high peaks, it’s growing in popularity. As our writer discovers, sometimes it’s worth chasing waterfalls.

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.

Liz Rose has become the youngest Canadian to climb the Seven Summits and in so doing, raised  $213,000 so kids in palliative care can have adventures too.

An excerpt: How the builders of boards and bikes are tackling the issues of sustainability and consumer consciousness. By Ryan Stuart.

The Kootenay Rock Climbing Festival returns September 22-23, 2018, and will feature Olympic climber Jen Olson and Canadian mountaineering legend Don Vockeroff.

Teton Gravity Research has released the film “Mountain in the Hallway” about 2 dads battling cancer and their attempt to climb the Grand Teton in Wyoming.

There are 12 different styles of the sport of climbing. Do you know them all? Here’s a list of the various disciplines within the sport. 

We asked our art director to wear the Feathered Friends Khumbu expedition down parka in a cold environment. So he took them to the highest peak in Canada.

Mountain Seymour, the Spearhead, sky-high snow patches in summer: whatever the mission the Traslin brothers of Vancouver, British Columbia, are all in. By Steven Threndyle….

With avalanche accident statistics showing the need for increased client-and-guide interaction in decision-making, professional mountain guides are learning new ropes. By Ryan Stuart. Ours was…

Famed mountaineer Fred Beckey passed away peacefully on Monday, October 30 at the age of 94.  In honour of his memory, we reprint this interview…

Our art director was headed to the highest mountain in Canada and we wanted him to look good and see good. So we gave him…

We asked our art director to wear the Mountain Hardwear Absolute Zero Mitts in a cold environment. So he took them to the highest peak…

Last summer he ran across the Valhallas in a day. This year, Chris Rowat set his sights higher and summited Mount Logan, which, at 5959…

On August 22, 2017, two Nelson, British Columbia, residents successfully completed a circumnavigation of Mulvey Basin in Valhalla Provincial Park, bagging all 13 peaks. Vince…

This past Spring, four backcountry skiers travelled the Waddington Divide Traverse, from Bluff Lake (about 250km south-east of Bella Coola) to the Pacific Ocean at…

Two men from Kimberley, British Columbia, plan to traverse the entire Purcell mountain range on foot. They expect to cover the 280 kilometres and 25,000…

Discriminated against for decades, Bolivia’s indigenous Aymara women were once bound to lives as servants. But one group has risen from oppression, reaching new heights…

G3 and Kootenay & Coast Mountain Culture magazines have teamed up on the #backcountrylikeaboss Instagram contest. Share your backcountry pro tips, tag your posts and…

The Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival is celebrating its 20th Anniversary with one of the best line-ups of films & speakers ever. Watch the sneak…