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UTMB | Chamonix: Beauty in the Eye of Every Beholder

If you follow any of The North Face ultrarunners Rory Bosio, Ashley Arnold, Hal Koerner, Timothy Olson, or Mike Foote on Instagram, then you’ve likely seen “beaucoup de photos” of their most recent training grounds: Chamonix, France, the stage for the 2014 Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc, a 168-kilometer mountain running race that’s set to take place…

The Women’s Borealis: A Backpack for Any Endeavor

From low-profile to large-capacity, The North Face backpacks offer a fit and size to help you stay organized and travel smarter, no matter what your activity or where you’re headed. See how The North Face athlete Kit DesLauriers uses her women-specific Women’s Borealis for her Mountain Athletics training.

The Road to UTMB: Hal Koerner’s Final Preperations

It’s rare — and actually rather difficult — to spot The North Face ultrarunner Hal Koerner not smiling. Who wouldn’t want to show off teeth that white all the time, right? But in all seriousness, one can’t avoid the truth that Hal is often smiling because, well, he’s happy. He’s happy because he’s living a…

Ingrid Backstrom: Chasing Winter in Chile’s Southern Andes

For more than a decade, The North Face big-mountain skier Ingrid Backstrom has taken a few weeks out of her summer to chase winter in the Southern Hemisphere. Just back from a nearly three-week trip to Chile and the southern Andes, Ingrid is still beaming from an epic powder dump and some unexpected conditions.

Sam Elias and Cedar Wright: Climbing in Support of Kids

While The North Face team climbers Sam Elias and Cedar Wright are no strangers to the outdoors, many kids who dream of going on adventures like Sam and Cedar unfortunately never have the opportunity. Enter Big City Mountaineers, a non-profit that works to transform the lives of under-served urban youth through wilderness mentoring expeditions. Through grant-giving programs (which…