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Free Will: The Climbing Life of Jim Sandford

One of Canada’s most accomplished and legendary rock climbers

Erynne Gilpin, Victoria-Based Indigenous Rock Climbing Activist

“As I climbed more, I saw different worldviews, actions and relationships to the land. I wondered, what can I contribute to informing non-Indigenous people about the relationship of land, governance and well-being.”

The Keen Ridge Flex Hiking Boots for 2021

This new-for-2021 style is flexible, durable and very comfortable

The Best Climbing Harnesses for 2021

There are more harnesses than ever now, for climbers of all abilities and all kinds of climbing settings, from the gym to ice climbing

The Valandré Troll, the warmest jacket we’ve ever tried

Made for serious backcountry climbers and skiers looking to stay warm on super cold days

Winter sleeping bag review: the outstanding Valandré Odin Neo

When pushing the limits it is critical to have tested and proven equipment

The Best New Sleeping Pads Reviewed

There’s never been a better time to buy a new sleeping pad. New technology and updated classic models give unparalleled lightness, comfort and warmth

Swiss trad climbing ace Didier Berthod returns to climbing

The Swiss climber was once pushing the limits of trad climbing

Backcountry Stoves: Six of the Newest Stoves Tested and Reviewed

The history of camp cooking and the top stoves for this year

The Ultimate Sleeping Bag Review: Nine of the best three-season bags on the market

With specs, pros and cons, and Canadian prices