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The Dirtbag Diaries

The Dirtbag Diaries

The campfire tale—it’s ubiquitous in mountain culture. As long as we’ve climbed, skied, boated or traveled, we’ve been telling stories. In March of 2007, Fitz Cahall launched The Dirtbag Diaries, a grassroots podcast dedicated to the sometimes serious, often humorous stories from wild places. What began as a solitary experiment has evolved into a collaboration between writers, photographers, artists and listeners to produce the types of stories that rarely find homes in the glossy pages of magazines.

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Dirtbag Diaries: Live from 5Point Volume 1

Dirtbag Diaries: Live from 5Point Volume 1

May 23, 2011 May 23, 2011

Not long ago, Kelly Cordes gave "Five Stars for 5-Point Film Festival." Today, Fitz Cahall and The Dirtbag Diaires share a very special event from the festival. For years, Becca and I have wanted to create a live performance of The Dirtbag Diaries. But with… Read More

Dirtbag Diaries: Ditch Logic

Dirtbag Diaries: Ditch Logic

Apr 22, 2011 April 22, 2011

In 2005, Gregg Bleakney was on the rise. He was crushing his job as a software executive. At 30, he owned a beautiful home complete with white picket fence in North Seattle. He had a serious girlfriend. He drove a fast car. His sofa was black Italian… Read More

Dirtbag Diaries: Sodade

Dirtbag Diaries: Sodade

Mar 8, 2011 March 8, 2011

Our sports transcend languages. Ever seen two climbers mime the sequence to a boulder problem? Smiles between skiers on a powder day? Our passions become a vehicle to explore a world outside of our own. Jacob Bain has traveled to SE Asia, Cuba, and Africa. And though he sometimes… Read More

Dirtbag Diaries: The Shorts – Sitting in Silence

Dirtbag Diaries: The Shorts – Sitting in Silence

Feb 25, 2011 February 25, 2011

A beautiful story for your weekend from Patagonia editor, Mike Colpo, as introduced by Dirtbag Diaries host, Fitz Cahall. Mike Colpo went to guide school in search of a different life. His rugged instructor, Cody, taught him the basics of guiding climbers, but also pushed Mike and the other… Read More

Dirtbag Diaries: What Is Hardcore?

Dirtbag Diaries: What Is Hardcore?

Feb 10, 2011 February 10, 2011

Bust out the headphones, Fitz Cahall just released a brand new episode of The Dirtbag Diaries. Our sports have long heralded rating systems that let us know just how we’re doing. We may bicker over their ratings, but we return to them again and again. They help… Read More

Dirtbag Diaries: What We Had

Dirtbag Diaries: What We Had

Jan 3, 2011 January 3, 2011

Happy New Year. We're starting 2011 off right with the first-ever fly fishing story to be shared on the Dirtbag Diaries. Host Fitz Cahall introduces today's podcast: Mark Rutherford and John Merritt grew up sharing the same sand box. As they grew up, they each followed separate… Read More

Dirtbag Diaries: Unseen But Felt

Dirtbag Diaries: Unseen But Felt

Nov 30, 2010 November 30, 2010

Host Fitz Cahall throws caution to the wind in today's beautifully narrated episode of The Dirtbag Diaries. This last fall, Becca and I embarked on a trip of a lifetime. We began on foot in Sequoia National Park and hiked north through Yosemite. Along the way, we… Read More

Dirtbag Diaries: Tales of Terror

Dirtbag Diaries: Tales of Terror

Oct 29, 2010 October 29, 2010

In lieu of candy, we're happy to share an equally sweet treat for your Halloween weekend. Fitz Cahall is back with his annual Halloween episode of The Dirtbag Diaries. It's that time of year. Leaves line the sidewalks. Darkness tugs at the soul. A cold wind blows. Today,… Read More

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