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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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What To Do If You See A Mountain Lion On The Trail

Mountain lions are beautiful and elusive animals, but they can be scary. Whether you’re bound for a long thru-hike or going out for the day, knowing what to do if you encounter a mountain lion can save your life.
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Winter Hammock Camping: Expert Tips for Winterizing Your Setup

Whether you’re a hiker, snowshoer, or you simply love sleeping beneath the stars, pitching up your hammock for some cold weather camping is one of the best ways to enjoy the great outdoors!
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Best Hikes in Banff National Park: 15 Spectacular Trails

Do you hear the call of the mountains? If you’ve ever been to Banff National Park, you’ll know that the mountains there call a little louder than most. Find out why, and discover their best 15 trails, in this informative guide.
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21 Best Hiking Songs to Inspire, Console, and Keep You Going!

Want to improve your music playlist for your next hiking adventure? Whether it’s a slow ballad, a soulful bop, or an electric banger, listening to these songs on the trail is sure to enhance your experience!
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Nude Hiking: Legality, Tips, and Other Info

Looking for a cool breeze, good vibes, and ultimate freedom? Our tips for hiking sans clothing cover everything you need to know for your next au naturel adventure!
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21 Best Campfire Guitar Songs For Campground Sing-Alongs!

You don’t have to sound like Johnny Cash or Paul McCartney to entertain folk gathered around a campfire. From songs with easy chord progressions to advanced barre chords, there is a great campfire song for anyone – regardless of guitar-playing abilities!
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Best Hikes in New England: 17 Unmissable Trails

Looking to enjoy New England’s most scenic landscapes by foot? Whether in fall when the hills are a blanket of coloured leaves, or in spring when the trees are budding, this is the place to be when the seasons are changing!
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Bivy Vs Tent: Which Is Best for Backpacking and Thru-Hiking?

What came first, the bivy bag or the tent? We may not have the answer, but our guide will most certainly break down the pros and cons of using either type of sleeping shelter!
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6 Camping Tent Flooring Ideas You’ll Love!

Whether you’re camping on sand, grit, soil, or snow, a little added protection can go a long way to improving your nights in the tent. In this guide, we reveal 6 simple ways in which it can be done.