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1% for the Planet recipient is Friends of Kananaskis, 2012

OnwardUp donates 1% to local organization, Friends of Kananaskis   July 2013, Canmore AB Now in our third year as a member of 1% for the Planet, OnwardUp Enterprises Inc. is pleased to announce that our 2012 donation will be made to Friends of Kananaskis Country. 1% for the Planet exists to build and support […]


Online vs Brick n’ Mortar: some thoughts.

Here is a small SNEWS article on a very dynamic topic in the world of retail:   How to compete with online? Service, convenience, and customer experience. Invest in your staff and make them experts. Online has a large advantage when it comes to selection, price, and, in many cases, convenience. With these changing times […]


Duffey Days

I had the pleasure of joining a great group of locals for a couple of days of touring in the Duffey Lake region. Smiles, deep powder and stellar weather had by all! Cheers – RM


The Pembina Foundation: OnwardUp’s 1% for the Planet contribution, 2011

Onwardup and the companies we work with are aligned in a respect and appreciation of wild places and the experiences possible when we venture out on the road less traveled. The lighter our loads, the more free we become.   When the staff and guides at Onwardup share new outdoor experiences with friends, family, or […]


Multipitch ‘Seconds’ Pack

Erin and I have recently moved to the coastal Mecca of Squamish, British Columbia. With that have come some excellent opportunities, one of which is the ample multi pitch rock stone and climbing there on, one of our favorite past times. The center of said activity out here is no doubt, ‘the Chief’ – We […]


Yamnuska Breakfast.

Rob and I had a great ‘executive breakfast’ up on Yamnuska yesterday morning. Leaving Canmore in the post-dawn minutes, we ascended the foot path in the cool of the morning and got to the base as the sun was just reaching the wall. We climbed the route ‘Another Fat Bastard’, a ‘modern’ 5.10c mixed gear/bolted […]


Bugaboos Essentials

-As much as I dislike packing for guiding trips, once the season is underway it becomes easier and easier. There are many essential items that I carry all the time, regardless of the destination. Other things get tweaked depending on whether I’m going alpine rock climbing, mountaineering or alpine climbing. I must say, I’m quite […]


Patagonia Knifeblade P/O review

  I had the pleasure of spending St. Paddy’s day with my good ole friend EJ Plimley. We decided to go check out a mixed crag that neither of us had been to up Evans Thomas Creek in Kananaskis Country. EJ lead one really cool funky WI 5 pitch and then we climbed a surprisingly […]


patagonia’s R1 Hoody – one of my favorite things

As a rep in the outdoor industry and an outdoor retail buyer for years, I tend to appreciate items with ‘staying power’. A proud product from any manufacturer is one that can stand the test of time, finding the hard balance of function, cost, style and customer resonance – year after year. The R1 Hoody […]


K3 Catskiing!

Rob and I had a great few days of Cat skiing with the crew at K3. Owned and operated by the same folks that operate the Wearabouts chain of stores in the interior of BC. We were lucky enough to be joined by our friends at patagonia, making their way from such sunny locales as […]