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Catch Patagonia Ambassador Timmy O’Neil at the MBC

Catch Patagonia Ambassador Timmy O’Neil at the MBC

Jan 15, 2009 January 15, 2009

If you're headed to Chamonix this weekend, there's a rare treat waiting for all of our Patagonia Europe brethren and sistren: globe-trotting, big-wall sending, down-town first-ascent bagging funnyman, Timmy O'Neil will be at the world-famous MBC (micro brasserie de chamonix) this Saturday 17 january at… Read More

Located 14 miles east of Mt. Everest, on the border between Nepal and China, Makalu is the fifth highest peak in the world (27,762 ft). Photo: Marko Prezelj

Makalu: Holding Pattern

Oct 23, 2008 October 23, 2008

Steve House called again today from Nepal and he’s sounding a lot better. You’ll hear more about Vince and Marko’s new route on Makalu 2 and what the team’s chances are for completing their main objective: the west face of Makalu. Listen to Makalu Update 5 (mp3 – 4:39… Read More

Copp-Dash Inspire Award for Alpinists

Copp-Dash Inspire Award for Alpinists

Feb 4, 2010 February 4, 2010

Jonny Copp and Micah Dash were two of America’s leading alpine climbers, traveling to the farthest corners of the world in search of first ascents in the purest of style. Jonny and Micah believed the summit meant something, but style was everything. Sponsored by Black Diamond… Read More

Above: The basalt columns of Armenia. Photo: Gabe Rogel

Armenia Bound

By Majka Burhardt   |   Oct 19, 2012 October 19, 2012

Any climbing trip starts with a conversation. Kate and mine went something like this. Kate: “What’s your fall look like?” Majka: “October’s wide open.” Both of us: “Want to go somewhere good?” We considered Norway but were scared off by the rain; Germany was a strong contender… Read More