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.
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.
Ice climbing will be a cultural event at the 2014 Winter Olympic Games – and MEC Envoy Jen Olson has been chosen to represent Canada in Sochi, Russia. Jen fills us on the sport of ice climbing and explains how World Cup ice climbing is completely different from climbing vertical blue ribbons of ice in the Rockies.
In pursuit of fast corners, wide open singletrack and delicious pancakes, Envoy and outsider Stephen Matthews took a road trip to Kamloops for some late-season riding with a couple of friends.Read more…