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What Inspired You?

What Inspired You?

By Old School   |   May 7, 2012 May 7, 2012

We recently received this email from Ross Curwen, a reader from, as he says, "rainy old England." Just a letter saying thanks to The Cleanest Line community from rainy old England. About a year ago I injured my shoulder. This meant I had to cut right back on two things… Read More

Skiing Pico de Orizaba

Skiing Pico de Orizaba

Aug 25, 2009 August 25, 2009

Many of the crew here at Patagonia del norte (aka, Not many people go to Mexico for the skiing, but that is exactly what we did on a month long rock-climbing and skiing road trip south of the border. The main objective for the trip was to climb and ski… Read More

Above: David Rosenbarger stands below the North Face of Mont Blanc and looks across to the Chamonix Valley. Chamonix, France. Photo: Christian Pondella

Dave Rosenbarger 1976-2015

By Patagonia   |   Jan 23, 2015 January 23, 2015

We are saddened today to give you the tragic news that Patagonia ski ambassador Dave Rosenbarger—“American Dave” as we knew him—died on Friday, January 23 when he was caught in an avalanche while skiing on the Italian side of the Mont… Read More

Sweet Hokkaido Pow from Sweetgrass Productions

Sweet Hokkaido Pow from Sweetgrass Productions

Feb 2, 2009 February 2, 2009

[YouTube version – HD available] Reading the Sweetgrass Productions blog, I feel nauseous with envy. “It was beginning to dump in an absolutely ridiculous manner as we left to go to an awesome Japanese-style dinner, where much raw seafood was consumed, priming… Read More

Let My People Go . . . Skiing.

Let My People Go . . . Skiing.

Feb 21, 2008 February 21, 2008

What goes around, comes around. We had it pretty good with the snow here in the Sierra for the month of January. We were feeling our oats and, well, I guess I did a little bragging about it. I sent teasing pictures and links to blog… Read More

Waves and Winter

Waves and Winter

Sep 23, 2009 September 23, 2009

“Our thoughts often go to the deepest, fluffiest powder days when we watch the tops of breaking waves get blown back to sea by a strong offshore breeze. Maybe the wind reminds us of Old Man Winter's legendary howl and roar. Or perhaps surfing among these… Read More

Nordic Skiing Music Video?

Nordic Skiing Music Video?

May 29, 2007 May 29, 2007

You don’t hear those terms used together very often, if ever. But when former Patagonia sales rep turned filmmaker, Hansi Johnson, got the call to produce a video for the band Low, he drew on two of his passions to make a very strong point about… Read More

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