The Cleanest Line

Month: September 2011

Dirtbag Diaries: The Way of the Underdog

Dirtbag Diaries: The Way of the Underdog

By Fitz Cahall   |   Sep 30, 2011 September 30, 2011

After a well-deserved summer break, Fitz is back with another episode of The Dirtbag Diaries. The Underdog is the most potent myth in America. It pervades film, pop culture, music and sports. Politicians use it to frame their campaigns. Professional sports teams use it to psyche themselves… Read More

The Writing on the Wall

The Writing on the Wall

By Amy Irvine McHarg   |   Sep 29, 2011 September 29, 2011

Amy Irvine McHarg is a beautiful writer. We asked her to write a post about what she cares about and to remind the readers of the Patagonia catalog to look for her essay “Seeing Red” in your mail soon. "Seeing Red" is one of a series of essays… Read More

WideBoyz Take on America’s Gnarliest Offwidths

WideBoyz Take on America’s Gnarliest Offwidths

By Pete Whittaker   |   Sep 28, 2011 September 28, 2011

Patagonia climbing ambassador Pete Whittaker, climbing partner Tom Randall, and photographer friend Alex Ekins recently arrived in the U.S. with a singular – if not enviable – objective: tick off America's nastiest off-widths. If you follow the global climbing scene, you might recognize the duo… Read More

Scott DeCapio at the base of Mt. Hunter after a failed attempt at the French Route on the North Buttress. Photo: Kelly Cordes

Picture Story – Exhaustion

By Kelly Cordes   |   Sep 23, 2011 September 23, 2011

Welcome to the first day of Fall, and a fresh installment in our occasional series of posts for the more visually oriented. For a lot of folks, autumn is the time of the last great hurrah. No bugs, perfect weather, decent daylight. Whether it’s a alpine route or long days… Read More

Riding Frozen Oceans

Riding Frozen Oceans

By greenewsurfer   |   Sep 22, 2011 September 22, 2011

The Patagonia ambassador team is pleased to share today's interview with one of their newest members, snowboarder Forrest Shearer. Forrest joins fellow riders Ryland Bell, Josh Dirksen and Taro Tamai in the lineup. Raised as a surfer at the famed Dana Point,… Read More

To the Elwha and its Salmon – Welcome Home

To the Elwha and its Salmon – Welcome Home

By localcrew   |   Sep 21, 2011 September 21, 2011

While the Patagonia environmental team was busy hosting its Tools for Grassroots Activists Conference last week, one of our activist community's greatest victories in recent decades was unfolding, the removal of the Elwha Dam. If you haven't had a chance to get the full story behind the Elwha's removal, check… Read More

He’s down there somewhere…. Photo: Justin Woods

Reputations

By Kelly Cordes   |   Sep 16, 2011 September 16, 2011

We traverse a rare and beautiful band of bullet rock, smooth with long reaches and thirty-foot runouts, the universe dropping away to the valley floor. We’re getting close. Justin continues along the line of weakness, toward the northwest ridge 500 feet below the summit of Mt. Siyeh, Glacier National Park,… Read More

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