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Above: Sunrise over the fjord. Photo: Kitty Calhoun

Climbing in Iceland with Loki the Deceiver

By Kitty Calhoun   |   Apr 2, 2014 April 2, 2014

Iceland is a land of extremes – stark beauty within a harsh, unforgiving landscape and an equally daunting climate. Volcanoes are still erupting, earthquakes are nearly constant, yet the geothermal water provides Iceland with most of its energy needs and natural hot springs ease the cold of winter. Eleven… Read More

Bean Bowers 1973-2011

Bean Bowers 1973-2011

By Patagonia   |   Jul 11, 2011 July 11, 2011

It is with profound sadness and respect that we share news of the passing of our friend and ambassador, Bean Bowers, after his six-month battle with cancer. Our thoughts and prayers are with Bean’s wife, Helen, and his friends and family. We’ll share more in the coming… Read More

Above: A year of obsession and planning results in getting here and seeing this. On the road to El Chaltén, Argentina. Patagonia. Photo: Matthew Van Biene

Unraveling

By Austin Siadak   |   Jan 12, 2016 January 12, 2016

The pig squeals and groans in protest as I wrestle it back onto my sweaty body. I groan even louder. Seventy pounds of ropes, cams, pins, beaks, portaledges, tents, food, fuel and everything else for a month-long big-wall expedition bulge from my haul bag, digging deep into my spine. Read More

At Laguna Toncek you find Refugio Frey and Aguja Frey. Aguja Frey offers the closest climbing to the camping and the hut.

Rock Climbing Near Bariloche

By Steve House   |   Mar 17, 2008 March 17, 2008

Jeanne Young and I just returned from a rock climbing trip near Bariloche, Argentina. Beautiful alpine rock climbing. It’s a five-hour hike into a lake basin where there is free camping and a hut. We ate dinner (and drank red wine) at the hut each night, camped out on the… Read More

Above: Because the temperature was fairly mild, we kinda forgot about the shorter daylight hours of winter. We got back to the base in the dark and had to hike out by iPhone light and the flash of the lighthouse beacon. Photo: JT

Sicily Climbing Vacation

By Brittany Griffith   |   Dec 23, 2011 December 23, 2011

“Why would you come to Sicily to climb when you live in Utah?” the svelte Swiss woman asked in a barely detectible, yet posh accent. I looked at her blankly for a few seconds, wondering if she was attempting “second-language humor” or if she was indeed serious. “Uh, we… Read More

Above: The author dances with Nature. Photo: Tony Butt Collection

Dancing with Nature

By Tony Butt   |   May 30, 2012 May 30, 2012

“We still talk in terms of conquest. We still haven’t become mature enough to think of ourselves as only a tiny part of a vast and incredible universe. Man’s attitude toward nature is today critically important simply because we have now acquired a fateful power to alter and destroy… Read More

Secret Weapon

Secret Weapon

By Brittany Griffith   |   Mar 31, 2011 March 31, 2011

“Remember that spicy, peanuty sesame noodle thing you make? We want that again!” requested Sue this past spring. Sue had allowed me to stay in her house in Yosemite West for no less than 37 weeks over the course of a decade, and although it had been a… Read More

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