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Honoring Hayden

Honoring Hayden

By Yvon Chouinard   |   Oct 11, 2017 October 11, 2017

We are so sad to learn of the deaths of Hayden Kennedy and Inge Perkins. Malinda and I knew Hayden all his years. His parents, Michael and Julie Kennedy, are good friends who passed on to their son their love of climbing and skiing, and their ethics. The family also… Read More

Fear and Laughter on Lost Arrow

Fear and Laughter on Lost Arrow

Nov 5, 2009 November 5, 2009

Today's post is from Patagonia Customer Service Representative, Dave Campbell. A climbing guide and instructor, Dave recently put his skills to use to lead a couple of Patagonia colleagues (one of them, his boss) up a Yosemite Valley icon, one that holds a special place in the… Read More

Approaching one of the cliffs in Ten Sleep Canyon. Photo: Kelly Cordes

Notes from Ten Sleep

By Kelly Cordes   |   Jul 29, 2011 July 29, 2011

In contrast to the mountains of Chamonix, but in a similar vein of easy access, I recently headed north to a beautiful spot in Wyoming called Ten Sleep. I took a few notes: • The official name is Ten Sleep. I thought my illiterate friends who pronounce… Read More

Granite China – Part Three

Granite China – Part Three

By Kelly Cordes   |   Sep 21, 2010 September 21, 2010

We’ve been reporting on Tommy Caldwell and crew’s trip to northern China’s Keketuohai National Geological Park, rumored to be a granite wonderland – but with challenging access (see parts one and two). Well, it turns out, both rumors proved true. But hopefully the… Read More

Eastern Priest

Eastern Priest

By Lynn Hill   |   Nov 26, 2007 November 26, 2007

The weather in Boulder this fall has been exceptionally warm. I have been enjoying the warm weather to engage in activities such as a small video shoot on a boulder problem in Eldorado Canyon. Normally I don’t allow myself to get sucked into other people’s idea of what they… Read More

How I Train Pt. 1 – Mental Endurance

How I Train Pt. 1 – Mental Endurance

By Lynn Hill   |   Oct 15, 2007 October 15, 2007

Editor’s note: Welcome to The Cleanest Lynn. Besides being one of the most accomplished climbers on the planet Lynn Hill is also one heck of a blogger. So we’ve handed over the keys to Lynn for a week’s worth of… Read More

The Dream – A Journey of the Spirit with Mugs Stump

The Dream – A Journey of the Spirit with Mugs Stump

By Michael Kennedy   |   Feb 3, 2009 February 3, 2009

Editor's note: Exactly two years ago The Cleanest Line was born, and today we have a post that embodies two of the reasons why we started blogging: to share inspiring stories and pertinent news. The recipients of the 2009 Mugs Stump… Read More

Photo: Jonathan Griffith

Ueli, We Miss You.

By Steve House   |   May 4, 2017 May 4, 2017

Like the rest of the world’s climbing community, we at Patagonia are deeply saddened by the death of renowned Swiss climber and mountaineer Ueli Steck on April 30, 2017, in Nepal. Below, alpinist Steve House remembers his friend. “There are dreams that are worth a certain amount… Read More

Just a Five-Minute Run

Just a Five-Minute Run

Sep 24, 2010 September 24, 2010

You won’t run again. I don’t really set concrete goals. In fact, I find it best to have no goals whatsoever; that way I won’t be disappointed if I don’t reach them. Hopefully some hiking by mid-summer, and some easy climbs by fall. Seriously, for me the goals are… Read More

Somethin Bout Nothin: Kelly Cordes on Alpinism

Somethin Bout Nothin: Kelly Cordes on Alpinism

Feb 29, 2008 February 29, 2008

"The odds on very difficult alpine climbs are not in your favor. So there's no excuse to show up unprepared, to show up out of shape." Climber, writer and Patagonia product tester Kelly Cordes takes us through his training strategy for alpine climbing and reflects on disaster style alpinism. Read More

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