• On the Hunt for Aurora Borealis with Paul Zizka

    It was a cool night on May 31, 2013, when professional photographer Paul Zizka left his home in Banff to drive to Herbert Lake, a small body of water along the world-famous Icefields Parkway in Banff National Park.

  • Finding Inspiration at the Banff Mountain Book Festival

    As a writer, the Banff Mountain Book Festival encourages me to dig deeper, to find the story really worth telling and to continue sharpening my skills so that perhaps one year it will be me up on that stage presenting my own book. But for now I’m content to learn from others, to absorb from a seat in the audience, and bring the stories of others to you.

  • Special Announcement: The Campsite Finds New Owners

    Back in January 2011 I had a vision: to create an online community that would facilitate discussion about the outdoor lifestyle and the inner journeys we experience there.

  • New E-Guides Available for Adventurous Parents

    Two e-guides are now available to readers: Adventure Travel with a Baby: 40+ Tips and Insights and Essential Gear for Travelling with a Baby.

  • 15 Tips for Getting Started in Freelance Writing

    About once a month a friend, colleague or stranger will ask me the very same question: “I have been wanting to take my writing to the next stage. How did you get started in freelance writing?”.

They brought you Into the Mind and All.I.Can. Now Sherpas Cinema has created four dramatic short films capturing the deep spirit of skiing straight from the heart of the Canadian Rockies. The series, entitled ‘Sculpted in Time’ reveals a new dimension to the significance of ski culture in Banff and Lake Louise – depicted in spectacular high-definition footage.

Looking up at Mt. Louis on Friday I wondered if I would ever do a climb like that again. Or is my life drifting in another direction?

Lynsey Dyer has created an all-women ski film to inspire girls of all ages to pursue their dreams and give them new female role models to look up to. Check out this film’s trailer and read my thoughts on it here.

Autumn brings with it a change of colours and, more often than not, a mountain of stress. As summer vacations give way to the familiar juggling act, consider leaving the busyness behind to tap into what matters most.

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