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Dirtbag Fitness

Dirtbag Fitness

Nov 15, 2007 November 15, 2007

What is "fitness," exactly? Trainers, elite athletes, and the polished exercise-club crowd have one idea. It involves things like resting heart rate, VO2 Max, reps-per-minute, lactate thresholds . . . lots of numbers. The “fitness” they’re talking about can be measured, quantified, and presumably, understood once the right numbers have… Read More

Quiet Commitment

Quiet Commitment

Sep 6, 2007 September 6, 2007

We talk about being committed to the core. Steve House and Lynn Hill are two Patagonia athletes whose stories (both posted recently here on The Cleanest Line) offer a professional insight into this philosophy. Theirs are tales of the unreal made real through the power of intense professional focus. Read More

Our Deepest Condolences

Our Deepest Condolences

Aug 14, 2007 August 14, 2007

It is with great sadness that we learned recently of the death of a true friend of the climbing community. Pete Absolon of the National Outdoor Leadership School passed away this weekend in a climbing accident in the Wind River Range of Wyoming. It's hard to find the right… Read More

The First Time – Part 5

The First Time – Part 5

By Fitz Cahall   |   Jul 27, 2007 July 27, 2007

It’s been a fun week of First Time stories thanks to The Dirtbag Diaries. We’ve heard from an extreme sledder, a freestyle kayaker, an ice climber, an alpinist and now, a snowboarder: Snowboarding can’t change a life. Carving four beautiful… Read More

The First Time – Part 4

The First Time – Part 4

By Fitz Cahall   |   Jul 26, 2007 July 26, 2007

Many of you are familiar with Steve House's incredible accomplishments. But have you ever wondered about his very first climb? In part 4 of the The First Time series on The Dirtbag Diaries we get to hear about it: If you’ve opened an outdoor… Read More

The First Time – Part 3

The First Time – Part 3

By Fitz Cahall   |   Jul 25, 2007 July 25, 2007

Ice Climbing at night on Valentine's Day after a full bottle of wine: Get ready for some good times courtesy of The Dirtbag Diaries: Valentine’s Day – For some, it brings to mind romantic candle-lit evenings. For others, mere mention of the holiday conjures up cringe-inducing… Read More

The First Time – Part 2

The First Time – Part 2

By Fitz Cahall   |   Jul 24, 2007 July 24, 2007

Podcast number two of The First Time series on The Dirtbag Diaries features Patagonia ambassador Tanya Shuman. From Fitz: Every sport has hallowed ground, a place were legends honed techniquesand innovators forged new technology. Climbers have Yosemite Valley.For mountain bikers, it’s Vancouver’s North Shore. Read More

The First Time – Part 1

The First Time – Part 1

By Fitz Cahall   |   Jul 23, 2007 July 23, 2007

Getting started on Monday morning is always rough. Sometimes it's best to just put on the headphones, drown out the rest of the world, and get lost in a good podcast. From Dirtbag Diaries creator, Fitz Cahall: I want you to think back to the… Read More

No Big Deal

No Big Deal

By Fitz Cahall   |   Jul 3, 2007 July 3, 2007

Fitz Cahall brings us another wonderful tale for the virtual campfire today. In a sea of podcasts the Dirtbag Diaries is a rare species, one of the few honest and inspiring options for outdoor enthusiasts. Please help spread the word by turning on your friends and… Read More

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