The Cleanest Line

Month: December 2011

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The Lowdown on Down: An Update

The Lowdown on Down: An Update

Dec 5, 2011 December 5, 2011

In April 2011, we posted here a report on problems we’ve experienced sourcing down for our down clothing. As we mentioned, quality is not the problem. We’re proud of the down clothing we make. The designs are simple and beautiful, the fabrics are strong and… Read More

Talent

Talent

By Kelly Cordes   |   Dec 2, 2011 December 2, 2011

[Late-day light on the Dawn Wall, on Tommy’s final effort. Photo: Kelly Cordes] I’ve long thought that the most wasted resource on earth is talent. Talent abounds, yet optimizing its potential requires devoted effort. Of course we also have to consider opportunity, and the whole talent-and-effort issue makes… Read More

Kusum Kanguru – Taking the Gear for a Walk

Kusum Kanguru – Taking the Gear for a Walk

Dec 1, 2011 December 1, 2011

by Barry Blanchard In the spring of 1991 I was guiding in the Everest Region of Nepal – the Khumbu. Knowing that I would be looking to climb a route on Kusum Kanguru on my own after the departure of my last climbing guest, my Sirdar, Tensing… Read More

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