West Kootenay Rock Guide is a full-colour, 160-page, perfect-bound publication that includes summaries of 22 rock climbing areas and over 400 routes in South-Central British Columbia. Every climb around Nelson, Castlegar, Kaslo, Rossland and Slocan City, including the Valhalla Mountain range, is showcased along with tales of the rich climbing history in the region. (Did you know Kinnaird Bluffs in Castlegar was once the site of the hardest climb in Western Canada?) The book was researched and written by local climbers Aaron Kristiansen and Vince Hempsall and it features the work of local photographers. The colour-coded route topos are so easy to use, they’ll do everything but climb for you. Click here for updates to the West Kootenay Rock Guide.
The Sandwich Collective
The Sandwich Collective is a collaborative of talented marketing people who specialize in the health, wellness and adventure industries throughout North America. They’re tagline is they feel good partnering with companies that help make people feel good. Clients have included high-end health retreats, internet start-ups, electric bicycle companies, whitewater rafting companies and more.
Kootenay Mountain Culture
Kootenay Mountain Culture and it’s cousin Coast Mountain Culture are award-winning biannual magazines dedicated to the celebration of mountain culture as it exists in the western regions of North America. And their digital storytelling space, Mountain Culture Group, is focussed on the interplay between human beings and one of the most inspiring, challenging and creative landscapes on Earth.
Mountain Bike Vermont
Mountain Bike Vermont is a multi-faceted business that combines print, online media and event management to showcase all things mountain biking in the Green Mountain state. To learn more about the company, its web site, publication, events and sponsored team, log on to mtbvt.com.
Mountain Trek Health Spa & Fitness Retreat offers its hiking-based programs at two stunning destinations: the Alpine Lodge nestled in the mountains near Nelson, British Columbia or the sunny Rancho La Puerta Health Spa, situated in the desert hills of Baja Mexico.