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Review: The North Face FuseForm Dot Matrix Jacket

If there are two things the outdoor experience in the Canadian Rockies can guarantee, it's wild weather and rough terrain. Here is one place where you really need an outer layer that performs well. For the most part, I haven't had much luck finding a jacket that is truly waterproof and durable. The North Face FuseForm Dot Matrix Jacket (reg. price $259.99 CAD) promises to be both of these things, as well as ultralight and breathable. [...]

Cascade, Rundle, Sulphur: Athletes Take on Three Peaks Challenge

For most mountain enthusiasts, ascending a single peak in a day is a worthy undertaking. But endurance athletes have set their sights on three peaks accessible from the town of Banff for a multi-peak challenge, using their muscle and willpower to run and climb from trailhead to summit, and everywhere in between. [...]

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. [...]