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Month: March 2007

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Steve House Fjallgöngumaður

Steve House Fjallgöngumaður

Mar 16, 2007 March 16, 2007

While in Iceland, Patagonia ambassador Steve House appeared on the primetime news/talk show Kastljós. He was interviewed by Ragnhildur Steinunn Jónsdóttir about his 2005 ascent of Nanga Parbat’s Rupal Face with partner Vince Anderson. If you’re familiar with the story of the climb you won’t learn much from… Read More

If You Liked the Movie: Join the Walk

If You Liked the Movie: Join the Walk

Mar 15, 2007 March 15, 2007

Just got word from a tipster in the edit department about an opportunity for Patagoniacs in the Northeast to affect the climate change discussion. Sorry for the late notice on this one. I’m sure you can join up with the walk at any point. Action Now on Global Warming: Join… Read More

The De-fence of Patagonia

The De-fence of Patagonia

Mar 15, 2007 March 15, 2007

Patagonia’s environmental commitment extends to its extensive support of the retired ranches into a stunning new national park.  This report comes to us from recent trip participant Andy Mitchell, of Patagonia’s Dealer Services Dept.  We left Ventura at 8 am Sunday morning, and arrived some 32 sleepless hours later… Read More

Scraps to Shoes – The DIY

Scraps to Shoes – The DIY

Mar 14, 2007 March 14, 2007

If you’ve spent any time browsing our new Footwear line you probably came across a funky little number called the DIY. Do It Yourself shoes are part craft project, part recycling effort and part moccasin for the masses. They’re made from leather scraps left on the floor of our… Read More

Light Lunch

Light Lunch

Mar 12, 2007 March 12, 2007

While parts of the West have been enjoying some of the best snow in decades, Winter ’06-’07 in the Sierra has been among the worst many can remember. Recent storms close to our Patagonia Distribution Center here in Reno have been a balm to our wounded winter spirits, but we’re… Read More

The Great Irritant

The Great Irritant

Mar 9, 2007 March 9, 2007

The self-professed 'Great Irritant', Doug Peacock, stopped by the Patagonia campus today. Doug was kind enough to share some of his archival footage of the Grizzly bear (AKA "the Grizz") filmed in and around the Rocky Mountains during the 70's. He also read some journal passages from those times, as well as some excerpts from his books. Most importantly though, Doug spoke passionately about his relationship with the Grizzly bears and the tragic consequences that the de-listing of the Yellowstone population from the Endangered Species List will cause. Read More

Ron Kauk Breathes New Life Into Fern Spring

Ron Kauk Breathes New Life Into Fern Spring

Mar 7, 2007 March 7, 2007

Whenever Patagoina ambassador Ron Kauk visits the office I always try to track him down and say hello. I have great respect for Ron even though I'm not much of a climber. His love for Nature is deep and he seems to carry the spirit of Yosemite with… Read More

Rising Son

Rising Son

Mar 6, 2007 March 6, 2007

As a young skater growing up on the east coast in the 80s, Christian Hosoi had already achieved iconic status amongst my circle of friends. Some of our earliest glimpses of professional skateboarding, which at the time existed almost entirely on the west coast (SoCal specifically), were delivered courtesy of Thrasher Magazine and featured coverage of the scene and contests going on at Del Mar Skate Park. Christian Hosoi's style practically jumped out of the pages. Read More

Reno Distribution Center Receives LEED Gold Certification

Reno Distribution Center Receives LEED Gold Certification

Mar 6, 2007 March 6, 2007

From the press release:VENTURA, Calif., March 5 /PRNewswire/ — Patagonia, the outdoor apparel manufacturer, announced today that the company’s Reno Service Center, was recently honored with the GOLD level Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). With this… Read More

Yosemite Climbers: Yesterday & Today

Yosemite Climbers: Yesterday & Today

Mar 5, 2007 March 5, 2007

Hopefully you've all received your Spring 2007 catalog by now. I believe it's one of our finest catalogs to date, thanks in part to Glen Denny and his stunning black and white photos from the 1960's. Check out a slideshow of Glen's photos from his new book… Read More

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