Canadian freeriders and bike park builders the Coastal Crew head deep into Alaska.
ALASKA IS ONE of the last truly wild places left in the world. Intimidating, magnificent and awe inspiring in equal measure, it’s also the ultimate winter playground for pro skiers and snowboarders. But when it comes to bikes, it remains pretty much untouched. This is what attracted Dylan Dunkerton and Curtis Robinson of the Coastal Crew, when French filmmakers FASTFOKUS approached them about filming an episode of their MTB HEROES web series there. We were so blown away by the photos from the trip that we had to find out more...
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The Hard Way
A 79-mile ride across the Highlands? Doesn’t sound too difficult – until you add a ton of camera gear, diversions down steep single track and riding one-handed
Pick Of The Tops
Team jerseys change every year, but some linger in the memory, because of who wore them, what they did in them or just how rad they looked! Here are some favourites from across the eras...
Girls, Girls, Girls
The boys had better watch out – the women’s MTB scene is going from strength to strength
£2,799 Fat and slack but definitely not lazy
Cotic BFE Silver Special
£1,929 Cotic’s aggro hardtail gets fully stretched for full-gas riding
Wind Hill Bikepark,Wiltshire
Nestled in a corner of the Longleat Estate, Wind Hill offers a unique experience for riders wanting to get some air and improve their technique
Vitus Sommet CRX (2017)
£2,999.99 Top-fun steed that shames a lot of ‘superbikes’
Swarf Contour Prototype
From approx £2,000 (frame & shock)* Forgiving, supple and confidence-inspiring short-travel speed machine
Specialized Stumpjumper FSR Comp Carbon 650B
£3,500 Latest Stumpy is a super-smooth trail bomber
Saracen Kili Flyer Elite
£3,499.99 ‘Longer and lighter’ evolution improves UK all-dayer
Forests – Last Stands
The soothing escapes that old-growth forests provide are probably much closer than you think. But they’re under siege
Traditional Tlingit Tastes
In Hoonah, Alaska, food is about much more than just what's on the plate.
For passengers to Alaska, the rush begins.
Skin in the Game
Let us introduce you to Goodfi sh, a sustainable snack company where salmon skin is the star (and super healthy!) ingredient.
Forgotten Hero of Denali
Alaska native son Walter Harper was the first to ascend North America’s highest peak, but his fame—and life as a physician—were cut short by tragedy.
US HOLDS FIRST OIL LEASE SALE FOR ALASKA'S ARCTIC REFUGE
The U.S. government held its first-ever oil and gas lease sale for Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, an event critics labeled as a bust with major oil companies staying on the sidelines and a state corporation emerging as the main bidder.
Voice of the Northwest
A haunting call and fancy feathers make this thrush stand out.
Junco family tree
Meet the many variations of this beloved snowbird and popular wintertime visitor.
TRUMP ADMINISTRATION DENIES PLANNED MINE NEAR ALASKA FISHERY
The Trump administration on Wednesday effectively killed a contentious proposed mine in Alaska, a gold and copper prospect once envisioned to be nearly as deep as the Grand Canyon and could produce enough waste to fill an NFL stadium nearly 3,900 times — all near the headwaters of the world’s largest sockeye salmon fishery.
SENSES WORKING OVERTIME
Be sure to utilize all ve to fully appreciate Alaska’s glaciers.