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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…

Speaker Series Live Stream – Alex Honnold – 8/19 at 7PM MDT

Tonight at 7 p.m. MDT, tune in here to watch a live stream from Boulder, Colorado, as The North Face athlete Alex Honnold kicks off the 2014 The North Face Never Stop Exploring Speaker Series, presented by GORE-TEX, with “Relativity of Risk.” Described as fearless, masterful, and inspiring, Alex has become one of the most recognizable icons in…

Stacy Bare: Why I Camp

What motivates you to get outdoors? For The North Face Ambassador Stacy Bare, it’s the call of tall, burly mountains. However, not all of Stacy’s adventures are on a grand scale. And in fact, whether he’s on a multi-day trip above 14,000 feet or just camping in his backyard, Stacy maintains it’s the simple act itself of getting outside…

ECS Utah | Park City: Trail Running’s Paradise

In its eighth year, The North Face Endurance Challenge Series, presented by GORE-TEX, challenges runners with race distances ranging from 5K to 50 miles. New this year to the six-event series is the Endurance Challenge: Utah, which will take place at the Park City Mountain Resort on October 4-5. Located 30 miles outside of Salt Lake City, the race features the highest elevation start line in the series, and last week iRunFar‘s Editor-in-Chief Bryon Powell, who previously called Park City home, previewed the half-marathon course. See why Bryon calls PC a “trail running paradise,” and register today to put your endurance to the test. The race is only 50 days away.