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On 15 years as a war correspondent - and 15 years as a wilderness bear guide. Julius talks to Mickey A. Feher for the Mantorshift podcast series about his time on the front lines, his time in the bush, and what he learned along the...

Ground-breaking skill-sharing programme brings together military veterans with physical and mental wounds and professional nature guides in Canada's Inland Temperate Rainforest   Wild Bear Lodge, a small niche eco-tourism operation in the remote heart of British Columbia's Inland Temperate Rainforest, is to run a skill-sharing programme that...

In this podcast Julius is interviewed by Nicholas Scapillati of the Grizzly Bear Foundation. He talks about the beginnings of Wild Bear Lodge (then Grizzly Bear Ranch), its bears, its vision, the interior temperate rainforest, -which is the only one of its kinds in the...

  I thought I had it all figured out.   I carefully checked the forecast winds in Kaslo - a little lakeside community an hour to the south of the lodge - and they were playfully light. More than once voted British Columbia's prettiest village, Kaslo is where...

For months now we have been planning to reopen the lodge this autumn. After staying closed for five consecutive seasons we were optimistic that we could come back with a bang as vaccines were rolled out and Covid numbers plummeted. But as each week has gone...

When the clock struck midnight on 31st Dec, I was standing on a hillside in south-west England with my old war-time buddy Ant and his wonderful wife Harriet. Around us some of their friends had gathered, sipping whisky out of hip flasks, or swigging champagne...

It's a problem that has been vexing bear biologists for decades. How on earth do you tell two grizzly bears apart? They almost all have that characteristic dish-shaped nose, a hump on the back of their neck that packs a mighty digging muscle, and long...

For my post-Covid body, it was quite an ascent. Two and a half thousand vertical feet, over stumps and logs, through brush and bush, and detouring around endless blowdown. On my back was a punishingly heavy pack stuffed with tent, sleeping bag, food, clothing and an assortment...

Three years after Ben Fogle's first visit, he returns to the lodge to see how Julius and Kristin's life in the wilderness and efforts to ban grizzly bear hunting in British Columbia are progressing. There is some good news, but also some very sad news....