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[Yvon Chouinard holds forth at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. Photo: Anthony Clark.]

Thinking Like a Mountain Climber

By Charissa Rujanavech   |   Dec 3, 2012 December 3, 2012

Yvon Chouinard first came onto my radar in 1999. I was a young lass from the Midwest, transplanted for the summer in southern Utah and awestruck by the dramatic landscapes of the West. Having never traveled beyond the forests of Missouri, I was eager to explore these… Read More

[Above: Portrait of Ben Moon in SE Portland, Oregon. Photo: Ryan McDonald]

An Interview with Photographer Ben Moon

By Emily Nuchols   |   Apr 26, 2012 April 26, 2012

Chances are if you’ve perused the Patagonia website or catalog, you’ve caught sight of a few of Ben Moon’s images. From surfing and climbing to capturing the music scene, the self-taught Moon took the photography scene by storm more than a decade ago. Moon’s work… Read More

Bean’s Battle

Bean’s Battle

By Kelly Cordes   |   Apr 5, 2011 April 5, 2011

Our friend and fellow Patagonia climbing ambassador Bean Bowers just finished his second round of chemotherapy. It all seems so weird, so different. One of the best things about climbing is the feeling of control in unknown, even chaotic environments. I love that. We all do. The… Read More

Pete Tapley on an early attempt at what would become Zack Attack, with Kelly Cordes belaying. Photo: Dan Gambino

Special Places: Hyalite Canyon

By Kelly Cordes   |   Dec 8, 2011 December 8, 2011

Some places seem special, and I can’t always articulate why. I think it’s the smell of the air, the look of the place, the memories it holds. In a sense, Hyalite Canyon, near Bozeman, Montana, one of countless canyons in the American West of similar scale, isn’t extraordinary. Until you… Read More

21st Annual Hueco Rock Rodeo Recap & Video

21st Annual Hueco Rock Rodeo Recap & Video

By Brittany Griffith   |   Mar 14, 2014 March 14, 2014

“Hueco Tanks is the best bouldering in the world,” someone boldly posted on the encyclopedic climbing resource MountainProject.com. The best? Pretty strong words. I’ve been to a lot of famous climbing areas in the world and it was going to take more than a hyperbolic online endorsement to change… Read More

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