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At Patagonia

By Jim Little   |   Aug 5, 2009 August 5, 2009

You’ve seen our catalogs, our Web site and perhaps some press about Patagonia. For those of you who have never actually seen Patagonia (and I’m imagining that’s most of our customers and friends), here are some photos from… Read More

Approaching one of the cliffs in Ten Sleep Canyon. Photo: Kelly Cordes

Notes from Ten Sleep

By Kelly Cordes   |   Jul 29, 2011 July 29, 2011

In contrast to the mountains of Chamonix, but in a similar vein of easy access, I recently headed north to a beautiful spot in Wyoming called Ten Sleep. I took a few notes: • The official name is Ten Sleep. I thought my illiterate friends who pronounce… Read More

To Those Who Loved Doug

To Those Who Loved Doug

By Rick Ridgeway   |   Dec 15, 2015 December 15, 2015

In the days since our friend and mentor Doug Tompkins lost his life in a kayaking incident, we have experienced an outpouring of condolences from thousands of people around the world. The sense of loss from people who never knew Doug, but did know his work, is palpable. A… Read More

Make Blog Not War

Make Blog Not War

Feb 3, 2007 February 3, 2007

On behalf of Patagoniacs everywhere, we dedicate The Cleanest Line to YC and Malinda. Thanks for everything. Patagonia holiday party 2005. Photo: Dave Kanarek… Read More

Just Happy to Be Here

Just Happy to Be Here

Nov 27, 2007 November 27, 2007

In the spirit of the season, The Cleanest Line asked employees of the Patagonia International Distribution Center (the "DC") here in lovely Reno, Nevada why they’re thankful to work here. Thankful to work somewhere?  Since when is that anything but a bunch of corporate B.S.?  Working here is, after all,… Read More

Somethin Bout Nothin: Kelly Cordes on Alpinism

Somethin Bout Nothin: Kelly Cordes on Alpinism

Feb 29, 2008 February 29, 2008

"The odds on very difficult alpine climbs are not in your favor. So there's no excuse to show up unprepared, to show up out of shape." Climber, writer and Patagonia product tester Kelly Cordes takes us through his training strategy for alpine climbing and reflects on disaster style alpinism. Read More

Above: Because the temperature was fairly mild, we kinda forgot about the shorter daylight hours of winter. We got back to the base in the dark and had to hike out by iPhone light and the flash of the lighthouse beacon. Photo: JT

Sicily Climbing Vacation

By Brittany Griffith   |   Dec 23, 2011 December 23, 2011

“Why would you come to Sicily to climb when you live in Utah?” the svelte Swiss woman asked in a barely detectible, yet posh accent. I looked at her blankly for a few seconds, wondering if she was attempting “second-language humor” or if she was indeed serious. “Uh, we… Read More

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