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Fun and adventure in the great outdoors! Here you will find articles on getting out there and exploring the world with family, friends, or on your own. Hiking, biking, climbing - it's all fun.

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Ski touring in the Adamant Range Ski touring in the Adamants
Arie van der Velden tells of a fantastic week of backcountry skiing the Adamant Range of British Columbia.
Easter on the Columbia Icefields
Easter is prime time for ski mountaineering on one of the largest icefields in the Rocky Mountains.
Easter on the Columbia Icefields
Denali Denali, Solo
Marc Dumerac takes readers on a 20-day trip up to the summit of North America - Mt. McKinley, Alaska.
Wapta Traverse The Wapta Traverse
A Canadian Rockies classic ski tour covering the Wapta and Waputik icefields along the Continental Divide of North America.
Trekking Through Nepal
Arie van der Velden tells the story of a two-month trek through Nepal, including a visit to the famous Mt. Everest area.
Backcountry Skiing at Jumbo Pass
Good times while backcountry skiing calls for fresh powder, a stable snowpack, good friends and stunning scenery.
Jumbo Pass
Climbing in Mongolia
Phillippe Gauthier tells the story of a joint expedition between the Canadian and Mongolian Alpine Clubs to climb Mt. Khuiten, the highest peak in Mongolia.
A Week in the Clemenceau
The Clemenceau Icefields in the Canadian Rocky Mountains offer spectacular mountaineering and glacier travel in a very remote setting, with interesting weather thrown in for free.
View from Mount Indefatigable

Hiking the Mount Indefatigable Trail
Rob Vestrum takes his wee backcountry keeners on a steep hike between the Kananaskis Lakes to discover the awesome view from the famous Elekes viewpoint.

Arches National Park, Utah Travels around Utah
Southern Utah is a wild and beautiful place comprised mostly of deserts and canyons, with some fantastic mountain biking.

Adventures with Bruce
Colin Allison, chairman of the Central Alberta Chapter of the Alpine Club of Canada, tells of an ice climbing adventure where the real challenge was just getting to the climb.

Climbing Mt. Forbes
Mt. Forbes is the highest peak in Banff National Park, and with five days of perfect weather in August we had a great trip, including more adventure than expected on the approach.

Mt. Forbes, Banff
Cycling in Holland

The Netherlands: A Cycling Destination
For those of you longing to lay tread without sliding through snow and ice, Rob Vestrum tells of an incredibly bike-friendly country.

Bugaboo Park

Travels in the Bugaboos
Bugaboo Provincial Park is a small but incredibly beautiful mountaineering area in British Columbia that offers fantastic granite climbing in a stunning glacial setting.

View from the top of YamnuskaScrambling - A Natural High
Alan Kane, author of Scrambles in the Canadian Rockies, writes an inspiring description of the scrambling experience, focussing on the classic Mount Rundle.

Snow climbing in southern Kananaskis
Sometimes just following your nose will lead you to very interesting places: off-trail exploration in Kananaskis Country, Alberta.

Hiking Kids

Hiking with Preschoolers: One Family's Experience
Rob Vestrum, father of six little backcountry enthusiasts, shares his experience with his children's all-time favourite trail.

Backcountry Rocky Mountain Retreats
Ken Schmaltz, author of Rocky Mountain Retreats, highlights a few of the great places to stay in the Canadian Rockies that are "off the beaten path".