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Alexandre Marceau

Alexandre Marceau is a French-Canadian writer, editor and keen mountaineer based in Edinburgh, UK.

During his undergrad in Quebec’s Eastern Townships, at the confluence of the Saint-François and Massawippi Rivers, he discovered that literary timelines, much like veins, carry the timeless stories that shape the regional identities of place. As a result, in 2019, he co-founded yolk, a Canadian literary journal for which he serves as Fiction Editor.

Alexandre’s work has appeared in various journals, newspapers and websites in Canada and Scotland, and he is the Creatives Editor for the Scottish Mountaineering Press. His time is divided between climbing, trail-running, snowboarding and writing.

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Free Camping in Canada? How and Where to Do It (Legally!)

From the Rocky Mountains, Great Lakes, and gnarly wilderness of the Yukon to vast prairielands and the maritime’s red beaches, Canada has everything a camper could wish for. Find out in this guide how to enjoy it for free!
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Hiking Alone: Benefits, Drawbacks, and Safety Tips

Solo hiking is one of the best ways to build confidence while immersing yourself in nature. Our guide features a series of tips and outlines the benefits and drawbacks of solo trail travel!
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Hiking in Snow: Safety Advice, Packing Tips, and Expert Hacks 

Looking for winter hiking tips on what to pack, how to stay warm, or how to navigate snowy or icy terrain? Our guide has all the info for your winter hikes!
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Hiking Jobs: 13 Ways to Get Paid to Hike!

Looking to get paid to hike, adventure, and stay on the trail? Whether it’s writing, leading tours, or taking photographs, there are many jobs to keep you hiking all day, every day!
Sunrise on the Matterhorn in the Swiss Alps

Hiking in the Alps: 11 Top Trails and Expert Tips

Looking to enjoy the Alps this summer by foot? In this article, we give you the inside scoop on 11 of the best long-distance alpine trails, with expert tips on when to go, where to stay, and how best to prepare.
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Hiking Near Vancouver: The Ultimate Guide

Looking to enjoy Canada’s beautiful west coast by foot this summer? With looming mountains, gorgeous glacial lakes, alpine meadows, dense forests, and stunning seascapes, the area in and around Vancouver is the place to be!
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How to Wash a Hiking Backpack – The Easy Way!

Whether it’s to remove dirt, that sweaty stench, or for your yearly maintenance clean-up, our step-by-step guide has everything you need to get your backpack clean!
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Romantic Camping: 15 Fun & Fabulous Ideas for Camping Couples

Whether you’re heading out on your first date or you’re celebrating your twentieth wedding anniversary, our list of 15 ideas for camping will bring romance to your adventures!
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What to Do If You See a Bear When Hiking

Seeing a bear in the wild can be magical, but there is no time to mess around – things can get dangerous, fast. Our guide has precautionary and safety tips to help keep you protected.