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What Do the Winds Bring?
After surviving calamity in British Columbia’s Coast Mountains, a few skiers return to COVID-19.
After surviving calamity in British Columbia’s Coast Mountains, a few skiers return to COVID-19.
Kieran Brownie
10 min Read
What Comes Next
Rolando Garibotti looks back at a lifetime spent in Patagonia and forward to the generation following in his footsteps.
Rolando Garibotti looks back at a lifetime spent in Patagonia and forward to the generation following in his footsteps.
Rolando Garibotti
4 min Read
Exactly Where You Are Supposed To Be
Tommy Caldwell's first trip to Patagonia
Tommy Caldwell
3 min Read
SOLO
Colin Haley on the experience of soloing the Supercanaleta
Colin Haley on the experience of soloing the Supercanaleta
Colin Haley
4 min Read
Six Years Seven Summits
Kate Rutherford Remembers the North Pillar of Fitz Roy
Kate Rutherford Remembers the North Pillar of Fitz Roy
Kate Rutherford
2 min Read
Steelhead Green
Waiting for the Wild on Oregon’s North Coast
Steve Duda
2 min Read
Not Your Average Surf Comp
Welcome to Ian Walsh’s Menehune Mayhem.
Gabriela Aoun
3 min Read
The Process and the Reward
Greg Long, Al Mackinnon and Pete Geall’s dusty search for uncrowded perfection at Location Redacted.
Greg Long, Al Mackinnon and Pete Geall’s dusty search for uncrowded perfection at Location Redacted.
Pete Geall
6 min Read
It’s All Home Water: Oregon Steelhead
Squeaky Wheels, Wild Fish and Carrot Sticks
Steve Duda
10 min Read
A Farm Grows In the Jungle
The path to more fruitful farming.
Birgit Cameron
4 min Read
The “Father of Recycling” Has a Message For You
Donald Sanderson launched the country’s first mandatory curbside recycling program in Woodbury, New Jersey, in 1980. The recycling landscape has since changed. A lot. Is it still worthwhile?
Donald Sanderson launched the country’s first mandatory curbside recycling program in Woodbury, New Jersey, in 1980. The recycling landscape has since changed. A lot. Is it still worthwhile?
Erin Grace Scottberg
6 min Read
Right Where I Belong
“That comfort, the ability to feel like you’re not stepping outside of some boundary; It’s not like, ‘Do I belong here?’ No, this is where I’m supposed to be.”
“That comfort, the ability to feel like you’re not stepping outside of some boundary; It’s not like, ‘Do I belong here?’ No, this is where I’m supposed to be.”
Eric Arce
9 min Read
The Most Obvious Line
Luke Nelson's FKT on the Wasatch Ultimate Ridge Linkup.
Luke Nelson's FKT on the Wasatch Ultimate Ridge Linkup.
Luke Nelson
5 min Read
Power Shift on the Columbia
After a century of conflict on the Columbia between salmon and dams, the fates of these two iconic energy systems are now intertwined.
After a century of conflict on the Columbia between salmon and dams, the fates of these two iconic energy systems are now intertwined.
Jim Norton
7 min Read
On The Brink
Best job in the world?
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The Great Cotton Experiment
This is a test to grow our clothes differently.
Rachel G. Horn
2 min Read
From the Ground Up
For this climber, good food is activism.
Kate Rutherford
5 min Read
Free Baby Returned
Guri Bigham has been a free spirit from an early age.
Guri Bigham has been a free spirit from an early age.
Bonnie Tsui
3 min Read
Gardening Corals before They Are Gone
With oceans getting warmer and more acidic, a group of divers are planting baby corals to restore the dying coral reefs.
With oceans getting warmer and more acidic, a group of divers are planting baby corals to restore the dying coral reefs.
Morgan Sjogren
6 min Read
The Migration of Songs: Thoughts from a Birder
If you walk your dog every day of the season for many years, you’ll soon start to recognize the changes. You’ll know when the songbirds are gone. And just how much you have missed them until they are back. This morning—as so many other mornings that I’m following the same familiar route—I’m thinking about the…
If you walk your dog every day of the season for many years, you’ll soon start to recognize the changes. You’ll know when the songbirds are gone. And just how much you have missed them until they are back. This morning—as so many other mornings that I’m following the same familiar route—I’m thinking about the…
Håkan Stenlund
7 min Read
Trees Do Better Standing Up
Southeast Alaskans are on the front line of the fight to protect the Tongass National Forest from logging.
Southeast Alaskans are on the front line of the fight to protect the Tongass National Forest from logging.
Brendan Jones
11 min Read
Fire Up the Test Tank
There’s nothing more important than having waves a few minutes away.
There’s nothing more important than having waves a few minutes away.
Malcolm Johnson
3 min Read
How to Protect 1 Million Acres of Public Lands
Jocelyn Torres of Conservation Lands Foundation on the power of grassroots lobbying and voting for public lands.
Jocelyn Torres of Conservation Lands Foundation on the power of grassroots lobbying and voting for public lands.
Jocelyn Torres
6 min Read
Ride Flat Pow
Changing our dynamics with the mountains can help us be in them longer, and appreciate them more.
Changing our dynamics with the mountains can help us be in them longer, and appreciate them more.
Patagonia
3 min Read
Crash-Test Dummy
Who gets hypothermia on purpose? This guy.
Kelly Cordes
4 min Read
Changing the Fabric of Our Lives
Can a cotton T-shirt really help stop the climate crisis?
Can a cotton T-shirt really help stop the climate crisis?
Lindsay Morris
7 min Read
Voices for the Ocean
We protect what we love.
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Vince Anderson Q&A
When Vince Anderson took a break from alpine climbing, his mountaineering attitude manifested itself in a single-speed hardtail, on which he’s won some of the sport’s most grueling races.
When Vince Anderson took a break from alpine climbing, his mountaineering attitude manifested itself in a single-speed hardtail, on which he’s won some of the sport’s most grueling races.
Jesse Selwyn
13 min Read
What the Trees Know: Solving the Mystery of Colorado’s Record Avalanche Season
In 2019, after a record Colorado avalanche season bulldozed millions of trees, a team of avalanche experts rallied to collect as much information as possible from these 300-year-old keepers of time.
In 2019, after a record Colorado avalanche season bulldozed millions of trees, a team of avalanche experts rallied to collect as much information as possible from these 300-year-old keepers of time.
Laura Yale
7 min Read
District 15
Justice for the most polluted neighborhood in Los Angeles.
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Saving Slickrock
The Slickrock Trail, in Moab, Utah, is one of the most popular mountain bike rides in the world. Now, under a recent BLM decision, it could also be opening to oil and gas drilling.
The Slickrock Trail, in Moab, Utah, is one of the most popular mountain bike rides in the world. Now, under a recent BLM decision, it could also be opening to oil and gas drilling.
Sakeus Bankson
6 min Read
It Takes All Kinds: Horses and Bikes in the Washington Backcountry
The Trans-Cascadia has become one of the Pacific Northwest’s most notorious races. This past August, the Back Country Horsemen of Washington joined the Trans-Cascadia team—a first for all involved.
The Trans-Cascadia has become one of the Pacific Northwest’s most notorious races. This past August, the Back Country Horsemen of Washington joined the Trans-Cascadia team—a first for all involved.
Danielle Baker
6 min Read
The Song Remains The Same
How a father and son found a way to climb one of Utah's most sought-after ice routes in a bygone era.
How a father and son found a way to climb one of Utah's most sought-after ice routes in a bygone era.
Andrew Burr
3 min Read
I Found My Calling through Patagonia Action Works
 She was searching for a role with a nonprofit that takes a nontraditional approach to nature conservation. She found it in her inbox.
 She was searching for a role with a nonprofit that takes a nontraditional approach to nature conservation. She found it in her inbox.
Katarina Mulec
6 min Read
On Injustice
Mustafa Santiago Ali talks with Naomi Hollard of Sunrise Movement about the power of cross-class and multiracial movements and the mandate for environmental justice.
Mustafa Santiago Ali talks with Naomi Hollard of Sunrise Movement about the power of cross-class and multiracial movements and the mandate for environmental justice.
Naomi Hollard
8 min Read
Paddling Past The Graveyard
An intimate canoe trip through The Boundary Waters with Nathaniel Riverhorse Nakadate.
An intimate canoe trip through The Boundary Waters with Nathaniel Riverhorse Nakadate.
Nathaniel Riverhorse Nakadate
6 min Read
The Fight For The Bight
While Australia burns, its government is greenlighting oil drilling in the unspoiled Great Australian Bight. But surfers and coastal communities are saying no—and uniting to keep Big Oil out.
While Australia burns, its government is greenlighting oil drilling in the unspoiled Great Australian Bight. But surfers and coastal communities are saying no—and uniting to keep Big Oil out.
Sean Doherty
10 min Read
Perched On A Wild Border
Sometimes when I look at the Fitz Roy Range, I see a silhouetted jawline of mountainous teeth that gnash the sky. Other times, the teeth transform to fingers that don’t crush aspirations but cradle them, like a hand cupping something precious. The distinction really depends on whether I’m looking at the mountains from the relative…
Sometimes when I look at the Fitz Roy Range, I see a silhouetted jawline of mountainous teeth that gnash the sky. Other times, the teeth transform to fingers that don’t crush aspirations but cradle them, like a hand cupping something precious. The distinction really depends on whether I’m looking at the mountains from the relative…
Timmy O’Neill
3 min Read
Ryland Bell’s Chilkat Hideaway
Predawn on April 4, 2019. There’s hardly any snow in the mountains. Worst year in recent history, the locals are saying. We’re loading boxes of food onto the ferry, preparing to board the Alaska Marine Highway from Juneau to Haines. “It’s southeast Alaska, you never know,” Ryland Bell says. “It might rain for 90 days…
Predawn on April 4, 2019. There’s hardly any snow in the mountains. Worst year in recent history, the locals are saying. We’re loading boxes of food onto the ferry, preparing to board the Alaska Marine Highway from Juneau to Haines. “It’s southeast Alaska, you never know,” Ryland Bell says. “It might rain for 90 days…
Colin Wiseman
10 min Read
Why the Clean Water Act Means So Much
My family arrived in Ohio from Jamaica in the mid-1970s, during a time of environmental turmoil. The previous decade had brought to light significant issues around the treatment of land and water in the United States. The Cuyahoga River, which flows into Lake Erie, caught fire in 1969 due to excessive oil coating its surface.…
My family arrived in Ohio from Jamaica in the mid-1970s, during a time of environmental turmoil. The previous decade had brought to light significant issues around the treatment of land and water in the United States. The Cuyahoga River, which flows into Lake Erie, caught fire in 1969 due to excessive oil coating its surface.…
Prince Shakur
7 min Read
Out with the Old: Thinking about Newness
“To change someone’s behavior, there must be rewards,” says Lizzy Plotkin. Her voice is earthy, grounded, easy and full of conviction. Horns honk, people talk, buses drive and a city thrives in the background, but she doesn’t sound like part of the chaos; she is instead superimposed into the scene. We’ve never met in person,…
“To change someone’s behavior, there must be rewards,” says Lizzy Plotkin. Her voice is earthy, grounded, easy and full of conviction. Horns honk, people talk, buses drive and a city thrives in the background, but she doesn’t sound like part of the chaos; she is instead superimposed into the scene. We’ve never met in person,…
Molly Baker
7 min Read
Liberation on the Land: A Conversation with Leah Penniman, Author of Farming While Black
Leah Penniman is the cofounder of Soul Fire Farm in Grafton, New York, where she works toward her commitment “to ending racism and injustice in our food system by increasing farmland stewardship by people of color, promoting equity in food access and training the next generation of activist farmers.” She published Farming While Black (Chelsea…
Leah Penniman is the cofounder of Soul Fire Farm in Grafton, New York, where she works toward her commitment “to ending racism and injustice in our food system by increasing farmland stewardship by people of color, promoting equity in food access and training the next generation of activist farmers.” She published Farming While Black (Chelsea…
Jeff McElroy
6 min Read
A Most Endangered Law
A round of applause and a hurrah of thanks for President Donald Trump: he’s finally bringing the Endangered Species Act (ESA) the attention it deserves! Last fall, the president announced a number of administrative “rule changes” to the ESA, changes that may sound trivial, but which attack the intent and letter of the law. Trump,…
A round of applause and a hurrah of thanks for President Donald Trump: he’s finally bringing the Endangered Species Act (ESA) the attention it deserves! Last fall, the president announced a number of administrative “rule changes” to the ESA, changes that may sound trivial, but which attack the intent and letter of the law. Trump,…
Christopher Ketcham
7 min Read
Celebrate Bears Ears
Three years ago, on December 28, 2016, President Obama used his executive power under the Antiquities Act to establish the 1.35 million-acre Bears Ears National Monument. This was the first time that tribal sovereign nations allied to petition the president for a national monument designation. The Hopi Tribe, the Navajo Nation, the Ute Mountain Ute…
Three years ago, on December 28, 2016, President Obama used his executive power under the Antiquities Act to establish the 1.35 million-acre Bears Ears National Monument. This was the first time that tribal sovereign nations allied to petition the president for a national monument designation. The Hopi Tribe, the Navajo Nation, the Ute Mountain Ute…
Cassaundra Pino
8 min Read
Keep Red Lady Free: The Fun-Loving Activists of Crested Butte
 A mining company owns the mineral rights to a Colorado mountain. For 42 years, the Red Ladies have been showing up—and dressing up—to keep the mountain wild.
 A mining company owns the mineral rights to a Colorado mountain. For 42 years, the Red Ladies have been showing up—and dressing up—to keep the mountain wild.
Laura Yale
7 min Read
2025 Or Bust: Patagonia’s Carbon Neutrality Goal
In Japan, it is possible to simultaneously stand both in a cultivated field and under a solar array. A group of engineers and entrepreneurs developed a model whereby solar panels can be installed on top of existing farmland and still allow the required amount of sunlight to reach the crops below. These collaborations between businesses…
In Japan, it is possible to simultaneously stand both in a cultivated field and under a solar array. A group of engineers and entrepreneurs developed a model whereby solar panels can be installed on top of existing farmland and still allow the required amount of sunlight to reach the crops below. These collaborations between businesses…
Rodrigo Bustamante
7 min Read
What I Fought For
Former Navy SEAL Josh Jespersen battles the destruction of wild places he served to protect.
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Keepers of a Way of Life: Gwich’in Youth’s Role in Protecting the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
In the Arctic, Gwich’in youth are learning that protecting land means preserving a way of life. On Alaska’s North Slope, where polar bears den and gray wolves howl, protecting the land isn’t about supporting a cause or posting on social media from a protest at city hall. Here, it’s a matter of survival. Jewels Gilbert…
In the Arctic, Gwich’in youth are learning that protecting land means preserving a way of life. On Alaska’s North Slope, where polar bears den and gray wolves howl, protecting the land isn’t about supporting a cause or posting on social media from a protest at city hall. Here, it’s a matter of survival. Jewels Gilbert…
Lisset Fun
10 min Read
Finnish Breakthrough
How actor Jasper Pääkkönen advocates for wild fish.
How actor Jasper Pääkkönen advocates for wild fish.
Gregory Fitz
8 min Read
Rotpunkt
Through failure and success, Alex Megos strives to be the best climber in the world.
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A Painful Conversation with Skier and Hot Sauce Maker Carston Oliver
As seen in the November 2019 Journal. For the recipe behind Carston’s Spicy Magic Sauce, scroll to the end of the story. Although my tongue felt as if it might melt, Carston Oliver assured me I was not, in fact, going to die. “That’s just the capsaicin,” he told me, as he calmly ordered some…
As seen in the November 2019 Journal. For the recipe behind Carston’s Spicy Magic Sauce, scroll to the end of the story. Although my tongue felt as if it might melt, Carston Oliver assured me I was not, in fact, going to die. “That’s just the capsaicin,” he told me, as he calmly ordered some…
Sakeus Bankson
7 min Read
Good Neighbors in Bellingham, Washington
Eric “EB Extreme” Brown scurries up the root wad, surveying the devastation that once was Cougar Ridge Trail. Located on the east side of Lake Whatcom, east of Bellingham, Washington, “Cougar” was once an unsanctioned downhiller trail scheduled for closure. Now it’s one of the area’s premier—and legal—rides. This section, however, is a mess of…
Eric “EB Extreme” Brown scurries up the root wad, surveying the devastation that once was Cougar Ridge Trail. Located on the east side of Lake Whatcom, east of Bellingham, Washington, “Cougar” was once an unsanctioned downhiller trail scheduled for closure. Now it’s one of the area’s premier—and legal—rides. This section, however, is a mess of…
Sakeus Bankson
14 min Read
The Art of Loss: How Zaria Forman Draws Stunningly Realistic Polar Ice
It’s fascinating to hear Zaria Forman talk about ice, especially the way that it sounds. She describes the way it rumbles and thunders and cracks, even when you can’t see anything. It crackles and pops like breakfast cereal on high volume. “Ice crispies,” she calls it. “It’s a really beautiful sound.” Polar ice is possibly…
It’s fascinating to hear Zaria Forman talk about ice, especially the way that it sounds. She describes the way it rumbles and thunders and cracks, even when you can’t see anything. It crackles and pops like breakfast cereal on high volume. “Ice crispies,” she calls it. “It’s a really beautiful sound.” Polar ice is possibly…
Meaghen Brown
4 min Read
Ski-Touring Banff National Park with Two Teen Daughters
A group of four skiers moves methodically across the snow-covered Wapta Icefield ahead of me in single file connected by a thread-like rope—mothers on each end, Cheryl and Nan, and their two daughters, Roan and Sailor, in the middle. As Roan’s father and Cheryl’s husband, I’m tagging along on this five-day hut-based ski tour in…
A group of four skiers moves methodically across the snow-covered Wapta Icefield ahead of me in single file connected by a thread-like rope—mothers on each end, Cheryl and Nan, and their two daughters, Roan and Sailor, in the middle. As Roan’s father and Cheryl’s husband, I’m tagging along on this five-day hut-based ski tour in…
Kennan Harvey
6 min Read
Artifishal
The road to extinction is paved with good intentions
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Where Life Begins: Patagonia Ambassadors Explore the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
 
Clare Gallagher
5 min Read
Finding Granite and New Limits in Madagascar
I wake early to the dazzling heat of the African sun. Perched 400 meters high on a huge granite face in central Madagascar, all I can see is black and blue, the color of the Malagasy granite meeting the sky and, coincidentally, the same color as large areas of my body from the constant abuse…
I wake early to the dazzling heat of the African sun. Perched 400 meters high on a huge granite face in central Madagascar, all I can see is black and blue, the color of the Malagasy granite meeting the sky and, coincidentally, the same color as large areas of my body from the constant abuse…
Robbie Phillips
13 min Read
The Summit Which Never Melts: Dookʼoʼoosłííd
Snow and icy rime break from the porous black volcanic ridgeline crackling beneath my feet. Gale-force updrafts from the gullied ridges below whip the skis and splitboards strapped to our backs. Each gust forces us to step toward the cornice that hangs above the caldera to our right. The temperature drops steadily and our breath…
Snow and icy rime break from the porous black volcanic ridgeline crackling beneath my feet. Gale-force updrafts from the gullied ridges below whip the skis and splitboards strapped to our backs. Each gust forces us to step toward the cornice that hangs above the caldera to our right. The temperature drops steadily and our breath…
Len Necefer
8 min Read
How We Turn Scraps into New Gear
What if we could wear our garbage? That’s the idea behind ReCrafted, our line of clothing made from the scraps of used garments collected at our Worn Wear facility in Reno. It’s premium, Patagonia, upcycled. A second life for products that might not otherwise get one. ReCrafted was created by Kourtney Morgan—the designer behind some…
What if we could wear our garbage? That’s the idea behind ReCrafted, our line of clothing made from the scraps of used garments collected at our Worn Wear facility in Reno. It’s premium, Patagonia, upcycled. A second life for products that might not otherwise get one. ReCrafted was created by Kourtney Morgan—the designer behind some…
Patagonia
3 min Read
Don’t Till On Me
A soil junkie explains no-till practices for regenerative agriculture.
A soil junkie explains no-till practices for regenerative agriculture.
Andrew O’Reilly
7 min Read
Where Our Workers Will Be Most Impacted by Climate Change
Hear “climate crisis” and you may picture a skinny polar bear stranded on a fragment of sea ice, bleached coral reefs, burning forests or maybe a world without bees. You’re not wrong: All those things (and more) are sadly unfolding or could be in the coming decades. Even more troubling, however, is that your mental…
Hear “climate crisis” and you may picture a skinny polar bear stranded on a fragment of sea ice, bleached coral reefs, burning forests or maybe a world without bees. You’re not wrong: All those things (and more) are sadly unfolding or could be in the coming decades. Even more troubling, however, is that your mental…
Patagonia
6 min Read
Meet the 13 Youth Climate Activists Challenging a Pipeline
Thirteen youth climate activists are taking to the courts to protect the Mississippi River and the people who depend on it for survival.  Brent Murcia crosses the lively Mississippi River every day by bridge on his walk to class at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. The sunset sometimes paints its gray murky waters a…
Thirteen youth climate activists are taking to the courts to protect the Mississippi River and the people who depend on it for survival.  Brent Murcia crosses the lively Mississippi River every day by bridge on his walk to class at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. The sunset sometimes paints its gray murky waters a…
Lisset Fun
7 min Read
Lessons from Yosemite’s First Climbing Guidebook
Lessons from Yosemite’s first climbing guidebook “I have this idea,” Mikey texted last October. “Let’s climb all of the suggested routes from the Yosemite red-cover guidebook.” I agreed immediately. The tattered copy of A Climber’s Guide to Yosemite Valley arrived in the mail less than a week later. First published in 1964 by the Sierra Club,…
Lessons from Yosemite’s first climbing guidebook “I have this idea,” Mikey texted last October. “Let’s climb all of the suggested routes from the Yosemite red-cover guidebook.” I agreed immediately. The tattered copy of A Climber’s Guide to Yosemite Valley arrived in the mail less than a week later. First published in 1964 by the Sierra Club,…
Timmy O’Neill
5 min Read
“Los Plástico:” A Short Film
Five hundred miles off the Chilean coast, there’s a small island that carries the name of a famous castaway. It’s a stark place surrounded by thriving seas and powerful surf, and when Léa Brassy, Ramón Navarro and Kohl Christensen traveled there to ride waves, they found themselves challenged by its unruly weather and wind. But they also found that the island…
Five hundred miles off the Chilean coast, there’s a small island that carries the name of a famous castaway. It’s a stark place surrounded by thriving seas and powerful surf, and when Léa Brassy, Ramón Navarro and Kohl Christensen traveled there to ride waves, they found themselves challenged by its unruly weather and wind. But they also found that the island…
Léa Brassy
6 min Read
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