Recent Articles

Review: The Best Crack Climbing Gloves for Summer 2021

Crack climbing gloves to set you up for a (relatively) painless summer of jamming, stacking and trad climbing.

For the Tick-List: Sunshine Crack 5.11-, Nine Pitches, in the Bugaboos

We’ll be highlighting classic routes across Canada for you to add to your tick-list in 2021

Eric Carter completes Squamish’s Sea to Summit endurance challenge

Carter completed the 82 km loop combining running, paddling and skiing to the summit of Nch’kay (Mount Garibaldi) and back to the ocean

Rockies Climber Andy Genereux on an Evolution of Style

One of Canada’s most legendary route developers talks about how climbing changed over several decades

The Road to Golden Gate: Emily Harrington’s Biggest Challenge Yet

Emily Harrington redpointed Golden Gate, a 41-pitch 5.13 on El Capitan in November, becoming the fourth woman to free the wall in a day.

Couloir Series: The Kindergarten Couloir on Boom Mountain

The Kindergarten Couloir is many burgeoning ski mountaineers’ first objectives. Beware of the late-season monster cornice that forms every year

Ice Pro and Glaciologist on the Future of Ice Climbing

“Feast-or-famine attitudes throughout the ice-starved portions of Europe have already bled into Canada”

Striking Gold in the Monashees: Skiers Bag Serious First Descent

Gold Card Couloir M4+ WI4 C0 60° 800m is a serac-threatened ski line authored by Brette Harrington, Christina Lustenberger and Andrew McNab

Review: Lightweight Avalanche Equipment for Ice Climbers

We review the best avalanche rescue equipment for those with light and fast winter objectives

Julien Bourassa-Moreau Establishes Likely 5.14 Splitter in Quebec

The demanding crack is just one in a flurry of hard trad lines he has taken down this summer