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7 Fun Pre-Ski/Board Season Training Tips for Road Warriors

Autumn — when the leaves turn color and the anticipation of snow grows overwhelming. Fortunately the best antidote for pent-up pre-ski angst is one with an added benefit: pre-season training. But how to train when the fall is packed with travel? With the help of her teammates, The North Face big-mountain skier Ingrid Backstrom offers up seven …

TNF Helps Int’l Brands Adopt Responsible Down Standard

Since the release of the Responsible Down Standard (RDS) in January and making our commitment to transitioning to 100% certified down by 2017, The North Face has been working diligently to get the RDS rolled out to the industry so that more companies can benefit from more responsible sourcing. In August, you might recall, we talked …

The Kalymnos Climbing Festival: Legends in Lycra

From October 9-12, the Greek island paradise of Kalymnos played host to the 2014 The North Face Kalymnos Climbing Festival. Thousands were on hand to take part in the event, participating in climbing competitions and celebrating legends of the sport. The North Face climber Matt Segal traveled to Kalymnos for the four-day festival, and came away …

City Arrest and the Motorcycle Gang

In the northern reaches of Myanmar, two of the most remote and dangerous high-altitude peaks on the planet stretch into the sky. Hkakabo Razi and its neighbor Gamlang Razi both measure more than 5,800 meters (19,140 feet), each vying for the title of highest summit in Southeast Asia. To definitively solve the geographical mystery of …

Hazel Findlay Shares Her Favorite Crags in Australia

Perfect temperatures; world-class climbing in the Grampians and on the glassy quartzite of Mount Arapiles; kangaroos bounding here, there, and everywhere — for The North Face climber Hazel Findlay, not much beats a climbing trip to Australia. Down under for ten days of sending with teammate Cedar Wright, Hazel shares her top reasons for why Australia should …