Exploring Nelson with guestagrammer Mark Mackay
Born and raised in the remote north Scotland, Mark’s untameable sense of adventure and determination to fulfill a teenage dream led him to the rugged and majestic coastal mountains of Canada’s west coast. Mark’s photographic journey is only just beginning; yet, he has graced the pages of most major mountain bike magazines worldwide. Based in British Colombia’s breathtaking sea to sky corridor, a Disneyland for the outdoor enthusiast, Mark feels passionate about the world around him and focuses on photographing moments that inspire others to live their dreams.
Traveling to a new destination to ride mountain bikes, harbors all kinds of excitement: the thrill of new trails, the new friends you make, the unpredictability of adventure, and the unforgettable stories you come home with to keep forever. The excitement grows as we close in on the mountain bikers paradise, Nelson, BC.
Nelson’s north shore offers a lesson in ride rock rolls. The trails make great use of the lands feature’s as they weave their way down the mountain. Ollie Jones and Adrain Camposilvan deal with the infamous mourning sickness.
Located just outside Nelson lies the village of Kaslo and just outside Kaslo lies the monster!! A heart pounding, 20 minute downhill thriller. Adrain Camposilvan drops in from the Buchanan view point with outstanding of views of Kootenay lake.
Nelson really has it all, golden alpine rides, free flowing trails of loam, steep technical descents and a wonderful, friendly riding community. I feel like it’s a place I could never run out of trails to ride, a place the adventure never stops. Rider – Adrain Camposilvan Trail - Cherry bowl