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[Photo: Yvon Chouinard screengrab from The Simplest Solution and 180° South.]

On Tumplines

By Yvon Chouinard   |   Aug 22, 2011 August 22, 2011

Today’s post – about one of the simplest pieces of gear we’ve ever made – comes from Patagonia’s founder, Yvon Chouinard. It originally appeared in the 1980 Chouinard Equipment Catalog.  When I was at a ski show recently, walking by the booth of one of the largest pack manufacturers,… Read More

Picture Story: Competency

Picture Story: Competency

By Kelly Cordes   |   Apr 15, 2011 April 15, 2011

A photographic exposition, in which the photographer herein pontificates on the significance of sufficient competency in the face of ample conditions . . . -Ed The joys of competency and individuality – The Chief and I seemed to have the latter down pat, anyway. I suppose… Read More

Picture Story: Conditions

Picture Story: Conditions

By Kelly Cordes   |   Apr 14, 2011 April 14, 2011

Another in our occasional series of posts for the more visually oriented. This one goes out to all those lucky enough to charge off the couch and into the unknown without looking back or thinking twice . . . or doing much thinking at all, for that matter. – Ed… Read More

Photos: Peter Briggs/Venture Photography

Deck the Halls with Girls and Dirtbags

Dec 8, 2010 December 8, 2010

Fred Beckey and Yvon Chouinard share a photo op with some of the amazing women who make this company tick, Patagonia Christmas Party 2010. Many thanks to Patagonia’s own Mike Simpson and his band, Dr. M, for rocking (and I mean rocking) the dance floor. Big hugs to… Read More

American Alpine Journal Gems from 2010

American Alpine Journal Gems from 2010

Aug 25, 2010 August 25, 2010

My vote for Gem of the year in the AAJ 2010 (which just came out and was recently mailed to AAC members and contributors) goes to someone many of us already know from the film 180 South: Jeff Johnson. [Top right: The 2010 AAJ. Read More

Working Toward the Removal of the Matilija Dam

Working Toward the Removal of the Matilija Dam

Mar 16, 2010 March 16, 2010

["Yvon Chouinard Q&A on Matilija Dam – American Express Member's Project" via YouTube. Video: Robert Richardson and Scott Hicks] Today we're following up on Yvon Chouinard's recent commercial for the American Express Members Project. The grad student Yvon mentions in the above video… Read More

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