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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

A Day at the Desk

By Steve House   |   Aug 21, 2008 August 21, 2008

Editor’s note: Today we have the first entry in another series of posts chronicling a major climb by Steve House. Steve, along with fellow Patagonia ambassadors Vince Anderson and Marko Prezelj, will be attempting the unclimbed West Face of Makalu come September. They received… Read More

“The Mad Brown” Goes Ground Up

“The Mad Brown” Goes Ground Up

Jul 28, 2008 July 28, 2008

Down with The Mad Brown! Exciting news from Patagonia Europe Rock Climbing ambassador Nicolas Favresse*. Nicolas and partner Sean Villanueva O’Driscoll spent the month of May in Wales, and while there, completed the first on sight ascent of “The Mad Brown” (E7 6b [5.12- X], 4 pitches). In Nicolas’… Read More

Scott again on

Beyond and Back: SAVAGE

By Jeff Johnson   |   Jul 22, 2008 July 22, 2008

Scott Parry climbing “Steppin Out” 5.10d, Yosemite Valley. Photo: Jeff Johnson Phew … I’m back! Finally. Got back a couple months ago after being out of the country for half a year. Long story, too long. I’ll get to that later. You know how it is when… Read More

Yvon Chouinard: Return to the Outdoors

Yvon Chouinard: Return to the Outdoors

By Patagonia   |   Jun 16, 2008 June 16, 2008

I love this video of YC. It shows him in his element — fly fishing and rock climbing at a secret spot in Argentina — and contains words of wisdom like, “[Fly fishing] is not about catching fish, it’s all about adapting yourself to where you’re worthy of catching a… Read More

Base Camp, Buckskin Glacier, Alaska (c. Matt Helliker)

There’s a Moose Loose Aboot This Hoose

By Patagonia   |   May 30, 2008 May 30, 2008

We found this e-mail from one of our European climbing ambassadors, Matt Helliker, in our inbox recently. Matt writes: Sorry for the group email, but I’m not long off the mountain and just wanted to give some info, on the Alaska trip. Myself along with Jon Bracey have climbed… Read More

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