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The Bold and Cold: Excerpt and Interview with Brandon Pullan

Perfect for the armchair traveller or devoted mountaineer, The Bold and Cold: A History of 25 Classic Climbs in the Canadian Rockies has been in the works for decades. It began in the late 60s as a brainchild of Urs Kallen, who later collaborated with Dave Cheesmond to select the 25 routes and compile them into a book. The project was abandoned following Cheesmond's death on Mt. Logan in 1987, but not before the pair decided to name it ‘The Bold and Cold.’ Here, Tera Swanson interviews Brandon Pullan, who took over the project in 2005 and saw it through to publication with Rocky Mountain Books more than ten years later. [...]

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. [...]

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. [...]