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Fear and Laughter on Lost Arrow

Fear and Laughter on Lost Arrow

Nov 5, 2009 November 5, 2009

Today's post is from Patagonia Customer Service Representative, Dave Campbell. A climbing guide and instructor, Dave recently put his skills to use to lead a couple of Patagonia colleagues (one of them, his boss) up a Yosemite Valley icon, one that holds a special place in the… Read More

2010 Mugs Stump Award

2010 Mugs Stump Award

Oct 20, 2009 October 20, 2009

Established in 1993 to honor the late alpinist Mugs Stump, the Mugs Stump Award annually awards grants to a select number of individuals and teams whose proposed climbs present an outstanding challenge – a first ascent, significant repeat, or first alpine-style ascent – with special emphasis placed… Read More

Chasing Friday

Chasing Friday

Oct 1, 2009 October 1, 2009

Our good friend and product tester, Kelly Cordes, who's also a senior editor at the American Alpine Club, has been on “The Chase” for years. He's written before about some of the ephemeral melt/freeze lines he's found in his own back yard [1,… Read More

Dirtbag Diaries: Seeds

Dirtbag Diaries: Seeds

Sep 18, 2009 September 18, 2009

After spending the summer gathering new stories and making an appearance in the Tin Shed, Fitz Cahall is back for another season of The Dirtbag Diaries. Here's Fitz with today's episode: It was a tough summer in the climbing community. We lost heroes, friends,… Read More

[Sean Villanueva O'Driscoll practicing what his fellow Pataognia Climbing Ambassdor Nicolas Favresse calls

Big Wall Free Climbing on Baffin Island

By Nico Favresse   |   Sep 15, 2009 September 15, 2009

Patagonia Rock Climbing Ambassadors Nicolas Favresse and Sean Villanueva O’Driscoll recently returned from a month of superlative success on Baffin Island’s numerous remote and wild granite walls. We were thrilled to receive Nico’s letter (below) and have been spending… Read More

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