In this excerpt from his new book, environmentalist and former U.S. Special Forces medic Doug Peacock reflects on his sighting of a Kermode bear and the fate of their coastal old-growth forest habitat in B.C.
In the outdoors, safety is key to making the most of adventures in the mountains and on the trails. Search and rescue teams play an important role in ensuring the safety of everyday explorers, hikers, and outdoor-lovers—especially if things take a turn for the worse.
The 360 Yup’ik residents of Newtok, Alaska, face an unprecedented challenge: To keep their culture and community intact, they must relocate their entire village to stable ground upriver while facing a federal government that has failed to take appropriate action to combat climate change.
Lloyd "Buddy" Wesley leaned over the table with a sad grace as he sorted through his papers in preparation for his weekly Stoney language and culture class at Canmore’s artsPlace. I stood in the doorway on that warm evening in early June 2021, and watched him for a moment, taking him in. I could tell something was bothering him; he was carrying the weight of the world on his back.
Anuximana is Nuxalkmc, from the Nuxalk Territory—the land surrounding the rivers and coastline near Bella Coola, B.C. At 21 years old, she’s just one year shy of her ten-year career as an artist. When most of her peers in school were cutting class, she was absorbing knowledge of an ancient craft through elders, and making it her own.
Not everyone knows about her (which is kind of crazy considering she had a combined 24 World Cup podiums in 1980 and 1981), but anyone who knows anything about the history of freestyle skiing will have certainly heard the name Stephanie Sloan.
tival is back with an evening of adventure films celebrating the outdoors. The speakers are paddle guide/adventurer/ photographer Scott Parent and his daughter Acadia who will present about their SUP mission on the Great Lakes and the resulting film Three Waters.
Based on the core philosophy expressed in the forthcoming documentary film of the same name, The Zone details the emotional and physical struggles of renowned mountaineer, naturalist, and architect Rob Wood as he deals with the ravages of Parkinson’s disease on his body and mind.
On a clear spring morning, Rob Heule takes in the sunrise atop the Great Divide; British Columbia to one side, Alberta to the other. He studies a dozen different ski objectives in the golden light. The obvious descents would take him west to “Beautiful British Columbia” but, Rob has a different plan.
Words :: Steven Threndyle Few explorers or guidebook authors have fired the collective imagination of West Coast backcountry skiers quite like John Baldwin. Almost forty years ago—fifteen years before the…