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Banff 2005 Photography Winners

The 2005 Banff Mountain Festivals wrapped up with a display of the winning images from the Banff Mountain Photography Competition.

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Video: Sinners

Combining the recorded wisdom of 100-year-old physicist A. J. Snow with three years of filmmaking in deep British Columbia powder, Sinners is an inspirational film unlike anything you've ever seen - which is why it won the Banff Film Festival.

Classic Hikes of the World: McGonagall Pass

An excerpt from Peter Potterfield's new book on the world's best hiking routes.

Classic Hikes of the World: Grand Canyon

An excerpt from Peter Potterfield's new book on the world's best hiking routes.

Classic Hikes of the World: Wonderland Trail

An excerpt from Peter Potterfield's new book on the world's best hiking routes.

Into the Heart of the Great Bear

The First Nation settlement of Klemtu is the starting point for a kayak trip into the pristine wilderness of British Columbia's Great Bear Rainforest.

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Video: The Collective

Mountain bike marvels captured on 16 mm film! View 12 of the superfriends as they journey to Hawaii, the Northwest and Utah to redefine the perfect line!

Biking the East Coast Greenway

By Harry Jaffe

All across America there are great biking trails and commuting trails--this path along the Patomac may be the best of both worlds.

Trans-Sierra Snowshoe Trek

By Cameron Martindell

On a classic High Sierra ski route a group of adventurers prove that snowshoes offer a viable way to cross the range.

Powder Perfect

By Kari Bodnarchuk

The Interconnect Adventure Tour is a backcountry ski outing that connects six of Utah's most famous ski resorts in a single day

Kiteboarding in Tofino

Kiteboarding has reached a crescendo of popularity in Europe, and now joins surfing and hiking as another outdoor pursuit on the wild west coast of Vancouver Island

On the Wings of an Angel

Heli-Hiking in the Cariboo Mountain wilderness of British Columbia is about as close to backcountry nirvana as you can get.

Unpredictable Mount St. Helens

From playground for Cascade climbers to destroyer of the landscape, the Cascade's most unpredictable volcano has played many roles in the past four centuries.

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Video: Snow-Kiting: The New Extreme Sport

If you're tired of lift tickets, just launch into the next evolution of wind sports, where human-scale kites take you to places even angels fear to tread.

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Video: Wonderland Project

Two friends take on an almost impossible goal: Run the Wonderland Trail, circumnavigating Washington's Mount Rainier, in a single 24-hour push.

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Video: Mountain Bike Magic

'Single track' takes on a whole new meaning as these riders balance on logs suspended in mid-air and demonstrate an array of other tricks worthy of circus performers.

Girls' Getaway

By Kari Bodnarchuk

Three women on vacation find winter sports Nirvana in the Canadian Rockies during a week filled with skiing, snowboarding, ice climbing, dog sledding and high living.

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Video: Ride Like the Wind

There's no rush like the adrenalin buzz from a high-horsepower day of kiteboarding at the Columbia Gorge, where new school meets old, and women riders show how it's done.

The Lost World of Range Creek

A Utah rancher kept the remnants of a thousand-year-old village under wraps for 50 years until advancing age forced him to reveal his secret.

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Video: Caving!

A exclusive: In the shadow of Mt. Adams in Washington state lies one of the finest cave systems in the Northwest.

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