The Cleanest Line

Month: April 2009

Makalu 2009: Makalu Again

Makalu 2009: Makalu Again

By Steve House   |   Apr 29, 2009 April 29, 2009

Editor's note: After an unsuccessful attempt last year due to foul weather, Steve House is heading back to Makalu for some more reconnaissance and possibly another alpine-style attempt at the west face. Steve sent the following email yesterday from the halfway point on the nine-day trek… Read More

Dirtbag Diaries: The Cowboy and the Maiden

Dirtbag Diaries: The Cowboy and the Maiden

By Fitz Cahall   |   Apr 28, 2009 April 28, 2009

Saddle up for another episode of The Dirtbag Diaries. Host Fitz Cahall sets the stage for today's podcast: In September 2008, Chad Kellogg and climbing partner Dylan Johnson stood atop 6250-meter Siguniang in Western China after completing the 10,000-foot-long SW Ridge. It… Read More

Inventory Time

Inventory Time

Apr 27, 2009 April 27, 2009

It's that time of year again. A quick shipping note from our brothers and sisters in Reno: We will be performing our Annual Inventory from April 27 – May 3. No orders will be shipped during this time. Any orders placed this week will ship after our… Read More

Where Wild Buffalo Battle to Roam

Where Wild Buffalo Battle to Roam

Apr 21, 2009 April 21, 2009

A recent cluster of automobile accidents along Montana's Hwy 191 has rekindled concerns about state and federal management policies for our country's wild buffalo. In just one weekend in early April, 15 bison were struck and killed by vehicles traveling along a short 10-mile stretch of… Read More

Is 2009 the Year for Industrial Hemp?

Is 2009 the Year for Industrial Hemp?

Apr 20, 2009 April 20, 2009

Back when we were just budding bloggers I wrote a post about the Industrial Hemp Farming Act of 2007. Unfortunately, the bill never made it to vote, but that was two years ago when things were a lot different. Now it's time to try again. Earlier… Read More

Running a Country on Something Other Than Oil

Running a Country on Something Other Than Oil

Apr 17, 2009 April 17, 2009

Patagonia employee Sherry Chow joined Global Exchange last year for an eye-opening trip to Ecuador. Her trip report follows and begs this question: if the president of a struggling South American country has the courage to seek out alternatives to the lucrative promises of the oil industry,… Read More

Sliding Liberia Update

Sliding Liberia Update

Apr 16, 2009 April 16, 2009

Hopefully you've all seen the surf movie Sliding Liberia by now. We covered it a while back with the help of featured surfers Dan Malloy and Crystal Thornburg. The film's director, Britton Caillouette, wrote us with an update on the situation in Liberia since… Read More

LOADING
ERROR
  • 1
  • 2