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Al MacLachlan, editor

al Al has written for many publications, and his photos have appeared in tourism, trade magazines and newspapers. He has also produced and directed documentaries & travel films. His novel After The Funeral was published by Ekstasis Editions of Victoria. He has travelled throughout Europe, Mexico, the US and Canada. With family and friends he has canoed, climbed, sailed, fished, camped & tramped throughout the wilderness of BC, and other parts of Canada.

Ben Ferrel

BenFBen has been wandering the hills of BC and Alberta since he awakened to their majesty sometime around the time he turned 10. Though in 2003 he relocated to Victoria to study physical geography, he has returned to the Rocky Mountains every summer to work and play. In the mountains around Lake Louise, he honed his climbing and mountaineering skills on his time off from work at Lake O'Hara Lodge. Having received a degree in 2008, he has now moved permenantly to Victoria and will finally get to see the Vancouver Island Alps without a thick blanket of coastal snow.

Alistair Cochrane



Alistair has been running and hiking the trails of Vancouver Island for as long as he can remember. When he’s not outside soaking up the joys of nature, he’s probably sitting down at his laptop to write about his latest adventure. As a recent University graduate, Alistair is looking to find a place in the professional writing community and to blend his joy of writing and wilderness adventure into a dream career. Wilderness Travels is the first of what will hopefully be a number of wilderness publications for Alistair.


April Link

April writes magazine articles about wilderness tripping, yoga, parenting and various combinations of the subjects while also doing commercial writing for businesses. She earned a BFA in Creative Writing and a minor in English from St. Andrews College in North Carolina, in 2005. See her website at: or email her at:


In 2007 she attended Canadian Outdoor Leadership Training (COLT) where she became certified as a guide and met her partner. The two of them take their 18 month old-daughter on wilderness trips as frequently as possible. She went on her first real trip at three months old, a three day-canoe trip in Strathcona Park.

James Murray



James has been living in Victoria and his hometown of Tilley, Alberta for the last few years. He has travelled most of Europe, Morocco, Turkey, Sri Lanka, Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands. He is an avid surfer who specializes in travel and surf photography.


James has been published in several publications such as Alberta Views, Monday Magazine, Leika magazine and his work has been shown in galleries in Calgary (Art Central), the Demitasse, and at Abstract Exposure in Victoria. He recently published a coffee table photo book entitled "Travel & Surf : A Journey Through Lands" available at

Alan Sirulnikoff


As a photographer and writer Alan's work has been published in numerous magazines including Americas, Canadian Geographic, The Georgia Straight, Maclean's, Photo Life, The Sun and Travel and Leisure. A traveller, writer and photographic artist, he was born in the Canadian prairies, and now lives in Gibsons, BC, under an unassumed name.


Kris Rogerson

Kris has lived and travelled all over British Columbia and the Yukon, with a brief stay in Toronto as well. Currently living in Victoria for the summer, he is building his writing portfolio and planning a trip to India come winter.


As a graphic designer, Kris' interests quickly shifted toward advertising copy writing where he also began writing copy for the web, including SEO web writing. After traveling abroad throughout South East Asia, he became intrigued with the idea of destination and travel writing. He is currently focusing on making this a career goal. Other hobbies and interests include world travel, photography, kayaking, climbing and painting.


Unless otherwise noted all photographs were taken by Al MacLachlan ©2009-2010


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