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Christmas Cracks and Kisses

Christmas Cracks and Kisses

By Zoe Hart   |   Jan 31, 2008 January 31, 2008

I think that Christmas changes lots over time. From the days as a little kid, opening each door of an advent calendar, and leaving chocolate chip cookies (which my mom definitely ate!!) and carrots for Santa and his reindeer to keep him going to each good little boy’s and… Read More

The Year of Big Ideas

The Year of Big Ideas

By The Dirtbag Diaries   |   Jan 25, 2008 January 25, 2008

With the New Year comes a new episode of The Dirtbag Diaries and Fitz Cahall is throwing down the gauntlet. How big will you go this year? Sir Edmund Hillary often insisted that while his feats and goals were of historic proportions, he was just… Read More

A Lifeline Home

A Lifeline Home

Dec 7, 2007 December 7, 2007

Amidst the hell of war, Fitz Cahall has discovered a story that will warm your heart: There was nothing exceptional about how Ryan Utz and Micah Helser became friends. After nodding at each other in the office hallways for weeks, they happened to discover that they shared an interest… 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

Dean, Mari and Mike share a laugh. Photo: Lynn Hill

Yosemite Trip

By Lynn Hill   |   Nov 6, 2007 November 6, 2007

I just arrived home from a brief but pleasant trip to Yosemite Valley, where I was invited to give a presentation at the AMGA (American Mountain Guides Association) annual meeting. The fall colors were splendid and the climbing temperatures ideal. It was a coming home of sorts, I met… Read More

Early Season Ice

Early Season Ice

By Zoe Hart   |   Nov 2, 2007 November 2, 2007

The fall begins to bring grey weather, and we endorphin junkies and fresh-air addicts begin to get itchy. Trapped indoors as the rock gets desperately cold on the finger tips, the sun begins to hibernate, and there is not enough snow to strap toys to our feet. So we… Read More

Photo: Matt Hunt

Peace and Go Wild

By Patagonia   |   Oct 24, 2007 October 24, 2007

Recent Patagonia employee Matt Hunt remembers a friend we lost on this weekend four years ago: “Peace and Go Wild” That is how Linnea always used to sign off her letters. Linnea Erickson started at the Reno Service Center in October of 2003, helping out with the holiday rush. Her first weekend… Read More

Motivation

Motivation

By Lynn Hill   |   Oct 21, 2007 October 21, 2007

I was recently asked a series of questions on the topic of motivation. There are many ways to interpret the word, but by any definition, I don’t think I lack it. What I lack most of all is time. I often have obligations that get in the way of being… Read More

Setting Realistic Goals

Setting Realistic Goals

By Lynn Hill   |   Oct 20, 2007 October 20, 2007

I’ve found that the process of setting goals and the accompanying list of tasks “to do” in order to accomplish the goal, is essential in reinforcing my intents and purposes. Virtually every motivation guidebook includes at least one chapter about the proper organization of one’s tasks and goals. It is… Read More

Muscular Balance

Muscular Balance

By Lynn Hill   |   Oct 20, 2007 October 20, 2007

Overuse injuries in climbing are prevalent these days, especially for ambitious newcomers and people who simply have a hard time listening to their bodies. I know that most athletes are aware of the basic principles of preventative medicine but sometimes we tend to disregard them at the most crucial times. Read More

Breathing and Energy Flow

Breathing and Energy Flow

By Lynn Hill   |   Oct 19, 2007 October 19, 2007

Over the last several years, many forms of yoga and eastern practices have been adopted into our culture. There is much more awareness about the benefits of meditation, maintaining good posture, and conscious breathing in our practice. Breathing is one of the few bodily functions that can be controlled both… Read More

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