Zoe Hart

Zoe Hart is a Patagonia ambassador and the fourth American woman to earn her International Federation of Mountain Guides Associations status. When she’s not guiding or climbing in her backyard, Chamonix, France, Zoe’s on international expeditions or climbing trips throughout North America.

Save the Blue Heart of Europe: Climbing in Albania

Quotes by Arnaud Petit and Stéphanie Bodet, Luka Krajnc and Jon Bracey Patagonia Europe has been supporting the Save the Blue Heart of Europe campaign through grants and communication efforts over the past year. Our first story introduced you to the rivers of the Balkan Peninsula and the absurd number of dam projects (2,700+) threatening…

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9 min Read
Zoe Hart on High School Reunions and a Climbing Life

Thanks to Patagonia Climbing Ambassador Zoe Hart for today’s post. A recent trip from her new home (Chamonix) to her old one (New Jersey) triggered some thoughts on the directions life’s paths take us. Her story originally appeared on the Dutch mountain travel site Bergwijzer. -Ed I woke this morning to my husband, Max, lamenting…

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5 min Read
After a Year of Adventure, Learning to Enjoy My Backyard

As the days counted down to departure, I couldn’t help but laugh. Max’s normal organized nature, the mechanical engineer in him, had been affected by the chaotic nature in me, the eccentric literature major, turned mountain guide. There are two types of travelers/packers. The ones who make lists, pack a week in advance, weigh their…

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3 min Read
Christmas Crack Climbing on St. Exupery

I think that Christmas changes lots over time. From the days as a little kid, opening each door of an advent calendar, and leaving chocolate chip cookies (which my mom definitely ate!!) and carrots for Santa and his reindeer to keep him going to each good little boy’s and girl’s house delivering treats, writing Christmas…

Zoe Hart
6 min Read
Zoe Hart Climbs Early Season Ice

The fall begins to bring grey weather, and we endorphin junkies and fresh-air addicts begin to get itchy. Trapped indoors as the rock gets desperately cold on the finger tips, the sun begins to hibernate, and there is not enough snow to strap toys to our feet. So we start pulling on plastic or hanging…

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3 min Read
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