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Liz Daley 1985-2014

Liz Daley 1985-2014

By Josh Nielsen   |   Oct 2, 2014 October 2, 2014

Earlier this week, we received the tragic news that Liz Daley, a former Patagonia snow ambassador, was killed in an avalanche on Monday in the Fitz Roy Massif region of Argentina. Our hearts go out to Liz’s family and friends. Liz was an amazing person known for her warm… 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

It’s hard to believe that this is Arizona. Len Necefer navigates the blowing snow and rocks along the summit ridge of Dook’o’sliid, the peak that never melts, amidst gale force winds and frigid temperatures. Photo: Greg Balkin

The Summit Which Never Melts

By Len Necefer   |   Oct 25, 2019 October 25, 2019

Snow and icy rime break from the porous black volcanic ridgeline crackling beneath my feet. Gale-force updrafts from the gullied ridges below whip the skis and splitboards strapped to our backs. Each gust forces us to step toward the cornice that hangs above the caldera to our right. The temperature… Read More

Photo: Garrett Grove

Keep Jumbo Wild: The Fight to Protect Jumbo Glacier

By Mike Berard   |   Oct 28, 2015 October 28, 2015

For 24 years, residents of the Kootenays in British Columbia, Canada, have been largely opposed to a proposed year-round ski resort in the heart of the Central Purcell Mountains—a region that encompasses both cherished alpine backcountry and critical core grizzly bear habitat. At the time this story was going to… Read More

Photo: Garrett Grove

Here Today, Gone Tomorrow

By Eliel Hindert   |   Feb 25, 2016 February 25, 2016

The road has been my home for the better part of my adult life. That elusive space not quite here or there, but simply a collection of moments in between. Let’s rephrase that. The road has been where I’ve felt most at home for the better part of my entire… Read More

You Know What They Say About the Weather

You Know What They Say About the Weather

By Beau Fredlund   |   Jan 9, 2015 January 9, 2015

I’m sitting in a bar with Doug Chabot, director of the Gallatin National Forest Avalanche Center. The man has more enthusiasm for snow science, alpine climbing and general life than about anyone I know. And the best part: it’s infectious. We are both a couple beers deep… 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

Further 2012: Greetings from Wrangell-St. Elias

Further 2012: Greetings from Wrangell-St. Elias

Apr 5, 2012 April 5, 2012

by Ryland Bell Today, Patagonia snowboarding ambassador Ryland Bell checks in from the largest non-polar icefield in North America. Ryland made his big-mountain debut in the highly acclaimed human-powered snowboarding film, Deeper, and rejoins Jeremy Jones and the Teton… Read More

Jumbo Unchanged

Jumbo Unchanged

By Alex Yoder   |   Jan 6, 2016 January 6, 2016

Feeling lost. Feeling far from help. Far from a store, motors and people. I am existing in a world much bigger than I can comprehend. What I can see is all that is. I’m alive to find what I can’t yet see. There are two times of day: light… Read More

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