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Photo: Cameron Maier

Tasmania: The Totem Pole

By Sonnie Trotter   |   Jun 16, 2016 June 16, 2016

“Great climb, eh?” said a voice from up and over my right shoulder. “Yeah,” I replied, while clipping the anchor on After Midnight one of Mount Wellington’s most prized pitches and no giveaway at 24 (or 5.11d in Yosemite terms), “incredible, actually.” “Where you from?” the voice asked. “Canada!” I… Read More

Photo: Juan Luis De Heeckeren

The Cleanest Line

By Chris Malloy   |   Jun 27, 2016 June 27, 2016

We are now third and fourth generation surfers. We have the confidence to leave the stereotypes behind. We have become a tribe that has the ability to be the scroungiest dirtbags one day and then return to the urban environment as activists for change the next. Two time periods epitomize… Read More

Photo: Andrew Burr

The Time is Now: Protect Bears Ears

By Kitty Calhoun   |   May 20, 2016 May 20, 2016

In southeastern Utah, a battle has been brewing between conservationists, recreationalists and resource extractionists. The pressure on all sides has increased as the stakes grow higher. At risk is the preservation of climbing in Indian Creek, Castle Valley, Fisher Towers, San Rafael Swell, Valley of the Gods, Texas and Arch… Read More

Photo: Colin Haley

Chaltén 2015-2016

By Colin Haley   |   Apr 26, 2016 April 26, 2016

My previous Patagonia climbing season, climbing last year mostly with Marc-André Leclerc and Alex Honnold, had been my most successful yet. Among a bunch of other activity was the first ascent of the Travesía del Oso Buda, the first repeat and direct variation to El Arca de los Vientos, and… Read More

The Vida Patagonia

The Vida Patagonia

By Rolando Garibotti   |   Jan 18, 2016 January 18, 2016

By Rolando “Rolo” Garibotti Rolo and a handful of stoked Patagonia ambassadors and friends will be sharing images and stories of their adventures throughout the Patagonia climbing season. Follow along at patagonia.com/vidapatagonia. If you’re planning to make a climbing trip to the area, tag your photos with… Read More

Unraveling

Unraveling

By Austin Siadak   |   Jan 12, 2016 January 12, 2016

By Austin Siadak The pig squeals and groans in protest as I wrestle it back onto my sweaty body. I groan even louder. Seventy pounds of ropes, cams, pins, beaks, portaledges, tents, food, fuel and everything else for a month-long big-wall expedition bulge from my haul bag, digging deep… Read More

In Memoriam: Kei Taniguchi and Kenshi Imai

In Memoriam: Kei Taniguchi and Kenshi Imai

By Patagonia Japan   |   Dec 22, 2015 December 22, 2015

It is with heavy hearts that we share news of the passing of two Patagonia climbing ambassadors, Kei Taniguchi and Kenshi Imai, in two separate incidents. Kei Taniguchi passed away on December 22 at Mount Kurodake in Hokkaido, Japan. Our deepest condolences and best wishes go out to… Read More

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