On Patagonia’s Cleanest Line: Sacred Spaces and Wild Places

Read our latest on Patagonia's Cleanest Line blog: Sacred Spaces and Wild Places Photo by Douglas Noblet

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Leah Evans: Join me in keeping the wild in our lives

I first discovered the Jumbo Valley on a fall camping trip when I was 13. I still remember the golden larch trees and the crisp blue water of the tarn. My parents talked to us about the importance of the area for bears and there was never any question in my mind: this place was extraordinary and should be kept wild. I want to be able to show my kids wild spaces like the Jumbo Valley one day, to cultivate their own inner wild and inspire a desire to care for the world we’ve been entrusted with. Will you join me in making sure the Jumbo Valley remains wild by making ...

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Bearing Witness

By Robyn Duncan On December 1, I travelled to Ottawa in solidarity with the Ktunaxa Nation to hear their case in the Supreme Court of Canada. I felt it was important to be there to show my solidarity with the Ktunaxa, but also to bear witness to the beginning of a dialogue in Canada that is long overdue, that of indigenous rights and sacred spaces. The Ktunaxa’s case is the first of its kind in Canada, and seeks to test the Charter of Rights and Freedoms and how it applies to the protection of indigenous spiritual beliefs. At the heart of it: Qat’muk. We know ...

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A Change is Gonna Come

“It’s been a long time coming, but I know a change is going to come.” ~Sam Cooke Fresh snow has completely covered Glacier Resort’s makeshift foundations in the Jumbo Valley. The working of the seasons, with no regard to the goings on of humans, always remind me that change is not only beautiful and powerful, but inevitable. With the Jumbo Wild film and Patagonia’s support last year, we were able to bring our message to the world. And you raised your voices in chorus with people from all around it: you want a wild Jumbo Valley. Glacier Resorts’ ...

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Jumbo Wild T-Shirts and Sweatshirts For Sale Online!

Limited edition Keep Jumbo Wild t-shirts and sweatshirts are now available for purchase online! All proceeds go to Wildsight's efforts to #KeepJumboWild. And...if you order by December 11th, you can get them in time for Christmas. Supporting conservation of wild places and looking awesome? Yes, please. A big thank you to Nate at Kootenay Life for the generous donation of the t-shirts and Mungo Montesogno for the sweatshirts. Together, we will keep Jumbo Wild! Get your T-Shirts and sweatshirts here.

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In Solidarity with the Ktunaxa Nation: Film Screening in Ottawa, Nov. 30

For decades, skiers, riders, alpinists, conservationists, and First Nations have fought a proposed large-scale ski resort deep in the Purcell Mountains of British Columbia. After 25 years of opposition, what more will it take to keep Jumbo wild for good? A Patagonia film made by Sweetgrass Productions, this feature length documentary film gets to the heart of the Jumbo issues. On December 1, the Ktunaxa Nation will be heard in the Supreme Court of Canada in their fight to keep Jumbo/Qat’muk wild. Join us as we stand in solidarity with them. Watch the trailer ...

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MOUNTAIN DREAM: MUNGO TENNANT ON DESIGN, JUMBO AND THE GLOBAL VILLAGE

Eddie Petryshen (Jumbo Wild) interviews Mungo Tennant, the founder of Montesogno, an inspired apparel company that recently designed and donated beautiful sweatshirts to the Jumbo Wild cause. Find out what inspired him to get involved. Eddie Petryshen: Could you tell everyone a little bit out your brand or company?   Mungo Tennant: I started Montesogno just under two years ago because I wanted to step outside my everyday business world and do something that had a different perspective and felt rewarding in another way. I have always been passionate about animals and ...

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Hobnails and Hemp Rope Film Screening and JCCS AGM

Join us for a night of Purcell magic, including a film screening of Hobnails and Hemp Rope, a short documentary that re-enacts Conrad Kain's ground-breaking ascent of Bugaboo Spire in 1916, the Jumbo Creek Conservation Society's AGM and an update on the Jumbo Wild campaign and a short presentation by legendary mountaineer Pat Morrow on 14 of Kain's other first ascents. Date: November 29 Time: 7:00pm Location: Invermere's David Thompson Secondary School Theatre Facebook Event Here Hobnails and Hemp Rope: This summer, filmmaker Greg Gransden partnered with the ...

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Want to screen “Jumbo Wild”? Here’s how!

Are you interested in screening "Jumbo Wild" in your community or at your school or university? The fine folk at Bullfrog Communities can hook you up! Find all the details and how-to's here to host a screening and spread the Jumbo love. Once your screening date is set, contact us - info keepitwild ca - and we'll send you Jumbo Wild stickers for your big event!

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Annual Jumbo Pass Hike A Success!

Blue skies, wildflowers and 360 degree views of the mountains and glaciers greeted us as we headed up to the Jumbo Pass. On August 20, we went out on our annual pilgrimage to celebrate the wild Jumbo Valley. We were honoured to spend time at the Ktunaxa Nation’s Qat’muk camp and to hike together in solidarity and friendship. It was a day filled with smiles, laughter, story-telling, wildflowers and new connections. Together, we will Keep Jumbo Wild forever!

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