You know what’s great? Spring bike trips. You know what’s not? Excess baggage charges or a damaged bike. MEC Envoy Paul Stevens travels a lot with his bike, and has some great tips for travelling or flying with your bike.
Leave No Trace Master Educator Shawn Campbell has spent hundreds of days and nights in the field. Part of enjoying the backcountry is learning to dispose of waste – all kinds of waste – properly. Shawn offers up some valuable tips and tricks on how to s#&t in the woods, the Leave No Trace way.
As much as climbing has taken MEC Envoy and accomplished alpinist Sarah Hart to some impressive heights, it’s ultimately what keeps her grounded in life and on the rock. Fresh off a two-year climbing sojourn in BC, the US and Patagonia, Sarah is back home in Squamish, where inspiration comes from her long-term climbing partners, her desire for the flow state and the reality of living in a place with challenges stacked in the backyard.
Back for its third year, Hot Lapse – Revelstoke’s 72-hour photographer showdown – is a platform for photographers to showcase the best of skiing through conceptually creative slideshows. Each team is led by a pro photographer and given equal environmental opportunity in the same 3-day window.
Why paddle a stand up board from Vancouver to Victoria? MEC Envoy Bruce Kirkby reveals why he tackled this trip, and ponders why adventure matters in the award-winning short film The Questions We Ask by Kalum Ko. It’s intriguing, beautifully shot, and may stir up a few adventures of your own.
For spring 2014, our design team took a step back from MEC’s traditional hiking collection, and asked if it was possible to do something different. Something that looked, fit, and moved differently, but didn’t sacrifice any of the performance or function that members expect of their MEC gear.Read more…
Envoy and elite runner Marilyn Arsenault knows the power of a day off. As a coach and professional athlete, her days are often tightly scheduled and her time’s often spoken for. So when the opportunity for an “active” rest day comes up, she revels in it and heads outside to move without the intensity or demands of her everyday schedule. On a recent day off, Marilyn hit the trail at Gowlland Tod Provincial Park to set her own pace, get off the grid, and connect with friends.