On July 5, 2013 North Vancouver resident Kevin Vallely, along with three teammates, set off on the Mainstream Last First Expedition in a bid to become the first ever to self-propel (no motor, no sail) themselves across the Northwest Passage in a single season. The team was tasked with rowing themselves in a 25 foot custom-made boat, 3,000 kms through icy cold waters. The goal of the expedition was to illustrate the dramatic effect climate change is having on the world, and in particular, the Arctic.
Lynn Lake is a challenging hike located in Lynn Headwaters Regional Park in North Vancouver. If you’re looking for a hike with a beautiful vista or pristine, turquoise lake, this is not for you. If you’re looking for something different that presents a hard effort with a little mud and sweat, look no further.
35 from ARC’TERYX on Vimeo. The following short film from Arc’teryx, titled ’35′, was winner of the Best Short Mountain Film at the 2013 Banff International Mountain Film Festival. The script below is from the Duct Tape Then Beer website, who did the creative: After all these years, I refuse to believe joy costs something, […]
Through rare photos and personal essays, Climbing Fitz Roy, 1968 tells the tale of a six-month excursion to Patagonia, Chile, that changed the lives of five rock climbers dubbed the “Funhogs”—Yvon Chouinard (founder of Patagonia), Doug Tompkins (founder of The North Face/Esprit), Dick Dorworth, Chris Jones and Lito Tejada-Flores. The 1968 Fitz Roy climb would impact the […]
Dylan Davies is an upcoming semi-professional cyclist and is well respected among his circle of peers. It all started from delivering parcels as a courier and since then he hasn’t stopped: – 1st in ‘Stage Three of the Mutual of Enumclaw Stage Race.’ – 1st Seymour Hill Climb Challenge – 2nd in the BC Provincial […]
The 2013 Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour is rolling into Vancouver next week with showings in Vancouver and North Vancouver. You can check out the program of films and their trailers on the Alpine Club of Canada website. The world’s best mountain films, books, and speakers take the spotlight for nine days each fall […]
The above is a brand new short film from the folks at 5 Peaks. It tells the inspiring story of James Marshall, and his journey into trail running. The film was produced by Pacer Films: In this first film we worked with local trail runner James Marshall. When he decided a couple of years ago that […]