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Explore Fund Grantee Profile: Voyageur Outward Bound School

Outdoor exploration: It’s our lifeblood. It’s also the catalyst for The North Face Explore Fund, a grant-giving program that supports non-profit organizations that are committed to connecting more people to the outdoors. Now through May 1, 2014, we are accepting online applications for the 2014 grant cycle, which will award $250,000 to 25 organizations — 15 grants of $5,000;…

Kaitlyn Farrington Goes All In in Mica, BC

After bringing home the women’s snowboard halfpipe gold from the Sochi Olympics, The North Face athlete Kaitlyn Farrington criss-crossed the US on a media blitz. Finally with time to herself, Kaitlyn powered down her phone, teamed up with The North Face athletes Lucas Debari and Johnny Collinson, and strapped on a split board for the…

Outside Mag Names Ultra Trail Gear of the Year

Outside magazine has named The North Face Ultra Trail a Gear of the Year winner for Trail Running Shoes in the Run category as part of Outside’s Summer 2014 Buyer’s Guide. According to the review, which hits stands later this month, the Ultra Trail was a nearly unanimous choice amongst testers for its lightweight flexibility and protection. “[The…

Train Smarter: George Hein’s Grand Journey

On March 25, 2014, after 20 weeks of Mountain Athletics training, George Hein successfully climbed and skied the Grand Teton in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. The journey took 17 hours and included 7,100 vertical feet of climbing. Head to the mountain with George as he reflects on the experience and his achievement. (And if you missed…