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Steve House

Bonds and Ullrich: Lessons for Climbing

By Steve House   |   Jul 9, 2007 July 9, 2007

Jan Ullrich has earned an easy retirement. After winning the ’97 Tour de France at age 23 he became a German national-hero. For the next five years he battled Lance Armstrong earning a record five second-place finishes, too bad for him but it sure made for great racing. This year… Read More

K6, Masherbrum Mountains, Pakistan. Photo: Steve House

Airfare and Intervals

By Steve House   |   Jun 13, 2007 June 13, 2007

You’re truly committed once you buy the plane ticket. And Friday (5/18) I bought my ticket for this summer’s expedition to K6 in north-eastern Pakistan and my mental state instantly changed. Commitment always precipitates realizations. I have a lot of things I want to do… Read More

A Thousand Words

A Thousand Words

By The Dirtbag Diaries   |   May 1, 2007 May 1, 2007

We just got word from Fitz Cahall that the newest episode of The Dirtbag Diaries is now live. In this special episode Fitz adds photographs to his podcast to help tell the story of adventure photographer Corey Rich and his unique… Read More

Photo: Tim Davis

Chouinard Receives AAC Brower Award

By localcrew   |   Apr 2, 2007 April 2, 2007

Bend, Oregon – The American Alpine Club presented its prestigious David R. Brower Award for conservation to Yvon Chouinard this Saturday, March 31.  A quote from the American Alpine Club’s announcement: The Brower Award, created in 1991, recognizes leadership and commitmentto preserving mountain regions worldwide. The awardee, whose activepersonal role… Read More

Nadine Steinmeier of Patagonia Europe's Dealer Services tops out before sun-up along the Combe du Marion, Massif des Aravis, France. Photo: Yannick Clévy

Climbing Foot With Backbag

By localcrew   |   Mar 28, 2007 March 28, 2007

You’re all pretty familiar with the Dawn Patrol (DP) idea by this point: wake with the roosters, drive blear-eyed through the pre-dawn black, exit warm car in the belly of the night’s bitter cold, strap on headlamps and start slogging uphill through dark and snow, all for a… Read More

Yosemite Climbers: Yesterday & Today

Yosemite Climbers: Yesterday & Today

By Patagonia   |   Mar 5, 2007 March 5, 2007

Hopefully you’ve all received your Spring 2007 catalog by now. I believe it’s one of our finest catalogs to date, thanks in part to Glen Denny and his stunning black and white photos from the 1960’s. Check out a slideshow of Glen’s photos from his new… Read More

We’ve Been Proven Wrong

We’ve Been Proven Wrong

By Patagonia   |   Feb 26, 2007 February 26, 2007

Our challenge from the Spring 2006 catalog has been answered. Becca from Alpenglow Sports in Tahoe City proved us wrong by climbing Sundance (5.10a) in her Morning Glory Dress. You rock Becca! This really made our day. When your travels take you to the Lake Tahoe… Read More