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5 Sure-Fire Ways to Elevate Your Backcountry Cooking

We asked our readers, contributors and team at Crowfoot Media for their favourite ways to go gourmet in the backcountry. Turns out, you don’t need to pack in your kitchen or have five-star restaurant cooking experience to turn your meals up a notch. Here are five sure-fire ways to elevate your cooking the next time you set out to sleep under the stars.  [...]

Review – Crocodiles and Ice: A Journey Into Deep Wild

In Crocodiles and Ice, acclaimed adventure writer Jon Turk ventures deep into the wilderness of Ellesmere Island and recounts memories of journeys past. Far beyond the adventure tales, however, the author endeavours to speak to the reader's heart and mind. One reviewer grapples with her own connection to Nature, to the author himself, and his quest for a more peaceful, sustainable planet. [...]

Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival: 8 Events to Take You Deeper

Each year, thousands of mountain enthusiasts descend on the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity for nine days of epic events at the Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival. The program is chock-full with inspiring speakers, adrenaline-pumping films, and educational workshops. With such a full schedule, how do you choose what to attend? Here are just eight of many events we think will deepen your festival experience. [...]

Hut Etiquette: 10 Things That’ll Get You the Stink Eye

Ten years ago I was a total mountain newbie. The 'hut life' was the ultimate dream, and one I probably trampled through without knowing it. Here's why: the quintessential hut experience - the kind of backcountry trip we all idealize - depends on a mostly unspoken etiquette in order to retain its sacredness among outdoor enthusiasts. Call these my own hard-learned lessons or (now) pet-peeves, here are ten sure-fire ways to break the code and attract some serious stink eye. [...]

Perfecting The Art of Bailing

Calling off a mission is not easy. Mountain folk tend to suffer from serious FOMO and have a hard time saying “no” to the peaks, their friends, and the potential for a great time. But, sometimes bailing on an adventure is the right thing to do. Abby Cooper outlines the factors that influence these decisions and provides a mental checklist to help you make the right call. [...]

Adventure is Calling in Jasper

The scariest moment? Those first few baby steps towards the edge. Shaky knees, shallow breath, sweaty palms, the instinct to turn back. What’s the point in going through with it? Somehow, you ignore the fear and find resolve. You stand tall, breathe deeply, and embrace that challenge that was waiting to welcome you all this time. [...]

Photos from the Spindrift Sessions: Adventure in Climbing

On June 23, 2015, our community gathered at The North Face Banff for the second instalment of the Spindrift Sessions to learn more about how climbing has changed in the last 50 years. It was an entertaining and inspiring evening, thanks to our speakers and panelists, Will Gadd, Chic Scott, Sarah Hueniken and Joshua Lavigne. Click on the first image to start a full-screen slideshow. [...]

Photos from the Spindrift Sessions: Risk and Consequence

On June 2, 2015, our community gathered at The North Face Banff for our first-ever Spindrift Sessions to learn more about managing risk and consequence in the mountains. It was an insightful and inspiring evening thanks to our speakers and panelists, Brad White, Jerry Kobalenko, Margo Talbot and Dan Evans. Click on the first image to start a full-screen slideshow. [...]

The Baffin Miracle: Interview with Dan Evans and Michelle Brazier

In Banff to Baffin: Local Adventurers Ski the Polar Star Couloir, we featured the adventurous exploits of Banff-based skiers, Dan Evans and Michelle Brazier, and their 17-day expedition to Baffin Island this past spring. New to the expedition scene, the team overcame enough challenges in the first three days to call the trip "The Baffin Miracle". Ultimately, they came out of the experience having skied couloirs that were above and beyond their goals for the trip. [...]

What You Missed at the Golden Mountain Festival

Traditionally, the May long weekend is occupied with RV christening, unpredictable weather and the chance to finally shed those plaid-on-plaid layers you were styling all winter long. As a tribute to the adventures that surround it, Golden, BC, celebrated the kick-off to summer with something a little more unique. [...]

Spindrift Sessions Bring Adventurers and Hot Topics to Banff

Join Crowfoot Media for Spindrift Sessions, a two-part speaker series hitting The North Face store in Banff this June. Each session (one for $25/two for $40) will feature a different topic and an incredible line-up of athletes, adventurers and industry experts to discuss it. [...]

Outdoor Show Comes to Calgary

Once a year outdoor and adventure enthusiasts gather in the heart of Calgary to discover the latest in outdoor trends, products, destinations and innovations. Hosted on March 21 and March 22, 2015, at the Stampede Park/BMO Centre, the Calgary Outdoor Adventure and Travel Show is Western Canada’s largest showcase of its kind. Crowfoot Media will be there to check out the scene and bring you an update on industry trends, the latest in gear, travel destinations and more. [...]

Niagara Climb a Show of Gadd’s True Talents

Will Gadd’s ascent of Niagara Falls on January 27, 2015, may have been a climb up one of the world’s most famous waterfalls, but the climbing was just as difficult as the logistics of getting it approved. Here’s why Gadd’s climb was a culmination of a lifetime of learned skills – a perfectly executed professional adventure. [...]