The Cleanest Line

Month: August 2007

K6 & 7: Scouting and Starting K7

K6 & 7: Scouting and Starting K7

By Steve House   |   Aug 31, 2007 August 31, 2007

In this report from the Charakusa Valley, Steve House gives us an excellent description of K7's features and explains how the team must find a way through the granite buttresses surrounding the base in order to get up on the mountain. Steve also talks about a special lunch they… Read More

Here Comes the Rain Again

Here Comes the Rain Again

Aug 30, 2007 August 30, 2007

You might have heard stories about the residents of mountain towns doing funny things from time to time. That was us today, here at Patagonia’s Northern Nevada digs. Staring slack-jawed out the windows, running around yelling at each other, spinning in wild circles outside . . . Why? Well, it… Read More

K6 & 7: The Weather Strikes Back

K6 & 7: The Weather Strikes Back

By Steve House   |   Aug 30, 2007 August 30, 2007

Steve House called again last night from the Charakusa Valley in Pakistan. As you know, he, Vince Anderson and Marko Prezelj have been acclimatizing for first ascents of the west faces of both K6 and K7. It was mostly high-fives and happy times until this report came in. Mother… Read More

Girls Gone Back to Italy

Girls Gone Back to Italy

By Lynn Hill   |   Aug 29, 2007 August 29, 2007

by Lynn Hill The last few days with my Italian friends have been fun! Yesterday I drove them to the airport and they are probably about to land on their home turf as I write these words. One lives in Rome where I lived for a year and a… Read More

Ultrainterview: Krissy Moehl Talks Hardrock 100

Ultrainterview: Krissy Moehl Talks Hardrock 100

By Craig Holloway   |   Aug 28, 2007 August 28, 2007

Patagonia wordsmith and former ultrarunner, Craig Holloway recently interviewed Patagonia ambassador, Krissy Moehl about her win at this year’s Hardrock 100 in Silverton, Colorado. Krissy is considered one of the top female ultramarathon runners in the country. Craig: Congratulations on setting the women’s course record (29:24) at… Read More

K6 & 7: Acclimatizing on Two New Routes

K6 & 7: Acclimatizing on Two New Routes

By Steve House   |   Aug 27, 2007 August 27, 2007

I've changed the title of this series because in this week's sat phone update Steve House clarifies that he, Vince Anderson and Marko Prezelj are actually gunning for new routes on both K6 & K7. Steve also talks about finishing up the acclimatization process, the two new routes they've… Read More

Food Closer to Home

Food Closer to Home

Aug 24, 2007 August 24, 2007

A couple of weeks ago, we had nice conversation about organic garlic, grown in China and purchased here in the USA. Although the garlic was indeed flavorful, the distance it traveled to reach my plate left a bad taste in my mouth. Fortunately, the wild blackberries around Reno are… Read More

Is Global Warming Affecting the Surf?

Is Global Warming Affecting the Surf?

By Belinda Baggs   |   Aug 23, 2007 August 23, 2007

Global warming may be a mainstream issue now, but it’s far from being cut and dry. Some people think it’s a myth (read the comments), some think it’s the end of the world and the rest see it as something in between. The scope and complexity of the… Read More

Heads up for Bears

Heads up for Bears

Aug 21, 2007 August 21, 2007

It’s not often that a person feels a small thrill at the sight of a pile of poo.  But when ol’ Smokeythrice leaves his calling card in the form of ursine spoor deposited within a short radius of the office, it’s time to take notice.  Rumors of bears coming down… Read More

K6: Travel, Weather and Acclimatizing

K6: Travel, Weather and Acclimatizing

By Steve House   |   Aug 18, 2007 August 18, 2007

I received this voicemail late Thursday night from Steve House. The call came via sat phone from basecamp in Pakistan where Steve, Vince Anderson and Marko Prezelj are in the first stages of attempting to climb K6. In this first update, you can listen to Steve talk about traveling… Read More

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