The Cleanest Line

Rick Ridgeway

Rick Ridgeway is the VP of Environmental Affairs at Patagonia and the author of six books. His passion for mountaineering and exploration have taken him around the world, including the summit of K2 where he was part of the first American team to climb the peak in 1978.

Articles

To Those Who Loved Doug

To Those Who Loved Doug

Dec 15, 2015 December 15, 2015

In the days since our friend and mentor Doug Tompkins lost his life in a kayaking incident, we have experienced an outpouring of condolences from thousands of people around the world. The sense of loss from people who never knew Doug, but did know his work, is palpable. A… Read More

How to Prevent Oil Spills

How to Prevent Oil Spills

Jun 8, 2015 June 8, 2015

When the oil hit our pristine Santa Barbara beaches in 1969, I remember feeling shocked. We walked the beaches in a kind of haze, scraping up tar without HAZMAT suits or even gloves. The devastation was enormous and we were heartbroken. Forty-five years later, Californians have made progress in… Read More