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Month: October 2008

Fear Squared

Fear Squared

By Fitz Cahall   |   Oct 31, 2008 October 31, 2008

In honor of Halloween, The Dirtbag Diaries ran a contest asking for your scariest stories. Filled with treats, and maybe one trick, the winning entries have been compiled in today’s episode. Show host Fitz Cahall sets the stage:  What scares dirtbags? Global warming? Nine to five?… Read More

Makalu: Blown Away

Makalu: Blown Away

By Steve House   |   Oct 31, 2008 October 31, 2008

Steve, Vince and Marko spent last night at the base of the wall but returned to base camp this morning due to extremely strong winds. Attempting Makalu's West Face in less than ideal conditions is one thing, attempting it in a storm of flying rocks and ice chunks is… Read More

Makalu: Heading Up

Makalu: Heading Up

By Steve House   |   Oct 30, 2008 October 30, 2008

As promised, Steve House called again just before leaving base camp for the West Face. This is an interesting call because the revised weather forecast isn't as good as the team expected. Download or click the link to hear Steve explain. Listen to Makalu Update 7 (mp3… Read More

Farewell to Good Friends

Farewell to Good Friends

Oct 30, 2008 October 30, 2008

It's old news to all you die-hards out there. The notice has been public for, what, a good three weeks now. To be honest, we're still having a hard time accepting it. Alas, it's true: long-time friends and standard-setters, Alpinist Magazine, announced earlier this month that they… Read More

Product Testing – Babes in the Woods

Product Testing – Babes in the Woods

Oct 29, 2008 October 29, 2008

We test our gear on a variety of levels. Our athletes and ambassadors are responsible for putting the latest designs and fabrics through the paces before we’ll add a new product to our lineup. But just because something reaches our shelves doesn’t mean testing is over. Once a… Read More

Makalu: You Gotta Believe

Makalu: You Gotta Believe

By Steve House   |   Oct 28, 2008 October 28, 2008

With a little over a week left at base camp, everyone on the team is feeling healthy and optimistic about attempting their main objective. Weather is still an issue but the team’s meteorologist, Jim Woodmencey at mountainweather.com, says a window is coming soon. In today’s sat-phone report, an… Read More

The Last Straw for Desert Sprawl?

The Last Straw for Desert Sprawl?

Oct 25, 2008 October 25, 2008

We close out this week with a word from our desert neighbors in Utah. Like the rest of us living in the arid reaches of the American West, resource issues are almost always at the front of our minds, and none is more critical than water. As Marc Reisner argues… Read More

Makalu: Holding Pattern

Makalu: Holding Pattern

Oct 23, 2008 October 23, 2008

Steve House called again today from Nepal and he’s sounding a lot better. You’ll hear more about Vince and Marko’s new route on Makalu 2 and what the team’s chances are for completing their main objective: the west face of Makalu. Listen to Makalu Update 5 (mp3 –… Read More

Vote the Environment – On Tour With Jack Johnson

Vote the Environment – On Tour With Jack Johnson

Oct 22, 2008 October 22, 2008

The Vote the Environment (VTE) was on the road with JackJohnson and his “All at OnceTour” this summer. Two Patagonia employees had theopportunity to travel with the tour to man the VTE booth and talk toconcert-goers about the importance of registering to vote, getting informed andvoting the… Read More

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