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Month: April 2011

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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

Swimming the Ka’ie’ie Waho Channel

Swimming the Ka’ie’ie Waho Channel

By Mike Spalding   |   Apr 13, 2011 April 13, 2011

This story comes from Patagonia friend Mike Spalding about the swim he and some friends did from O’ahu to Kaua’i last fall. -Ed The Ka’ie’ie Waho Channel from O’ahu to Kaua’i is the longest between the main Hawaiian Islands at 72 miles. No one has swum it: Obstacles like… Read More

Bean’s Battle

Bean’s Battle

By Kelly Cordes   |   Apr 5, 2011 April 5, 2011

Our friend and fellow Patagonia climbing ambassador Bean Bowers just finished his second round of chemotherapy. It all seems so weird, so different. One of the best things about climbing is the feeling of control in unknown, even chaotic environments. I love that. We all do. The… Read More

Lowdown on Down

Lowdown on Down

By Patagonia   |   Apr 4, 2011 April 4, 2011

We’re proud of the down clothing we make. The quality (fill-power or insulation value) of the down is excellent and appropriate to end use, as are the shell fabrics. The designs are beautiful; down clothing of all kinds has become an important part of our… Read More

Choose Your Own Storytelling

Choose Your Own Storytelling

By Kelly Cordes   |   Apr 1, 2011 April 1, 2011

The comments got me thinking. I’m talking about the comments on my last post, about adventure and youth. So many shifts, twists, turns, contradictions and evolutions that keep life interesting, and keep adventure and individuality alive. How do these shifts interplay with our desire to… Read More

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