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Photo: Gary Regester

Tom Frost, Off Belay

By Patagonia   |   Aug 25, 2018 August 25, 2018

Patagonia mourns the loss of Tom Frost, Yvon Chouinard’s former climbing and business partner, who passed away Friday morning. Tom, with Yvon, Chuck Pratt and Royal Robbins, made the first ascent of the North America Wall of El Capitan in 1964. He made other notable first ascents with Valley pioneers… Read More

Photo: Chuck Pratt

Remembering Royal Robbins 1935–2017

By Yvon Chouinard   |   Mar 20, 2017 March 20, 2017

Everyone in the Patagonia family is saddened to hear about the passing of Royal Robbins on March 14, 2017. Some in the company knew him personally, many of us did not. But we are, to this day, greatly inspired by his pioneering spirit and commitment to clean climbing. 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