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Rooted: Climbing in Lebanon

In 2012, The North Face athlete Sam Elias was climbing in Spain when fellow climber and friend Will Nazarian told him about developing climbing in Lebanon and the emerging community there. As a full time climber of Middle Eastern descent, Sam saw this as an opportunity to join Will and his organization R-A-D to take part in developing a new …

2015 Western States Results

Over the weekend, nearly 400 hundred runners left it all on the trail for the Western States 100 Mile Endurance Run. For the second year in a row, The North Face athletes Rob Krar and Seth Swanson took home first and second place. Reigning champ and TNF athlete, Stephanie Howe fought hard for a strong third place finish. …

The Dirty 30 Winner Heads to Brazil

The Dirty 30 is a select group of individuals who motivate and inspire runners to participate in The North Face Endurance Challenge Series. The more runners you recruit, the more rewards you can win, including an all-expenses paid trip to run any Endurance Challenge Series event anywhere in the world.  Last year, Dirty 30 member Jaime Zaplatosch …

Behind the Lines: Pacing Western States

In less than 24 hours, the sound of a gun shot will signal the start of the 2015 Western States 100-Mile Endurance Run. Hundreds of runners will compete, but only two will take home the title. Rest assured, they’re not in this alone. The North Face athlete, Ashley Arnold sat down with some of the pacers and crews for TNF ultrarunners, …

Google Treks Yosemite

Starting today, for the first time you will be able to climb The Nose route and part of the Dawn Wall on El Capitan with The North Face climber Alex Honnold through Street View in Google Maps.  Climbers from all over the world flock to Yosemite Valley to explore El Capitan, an awe-inspiring 3,000 foot rock wall. …