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10 Tips for Dropping In and Getting Super Committed

Summer is the time to get after it for most The North Face team athletes: Runners travel to Europe for UTMB; climbers head north to send projects; and skiers and snowboarders hop on their mountain bikes or board planes in search of snow in the Southern Hemisphere. This summer, however, a few of the athletes have summer…

The North Face Field Hacks: Climbing How-Tos

Whether you’re a professional athlete or a weekend warrior, it’s the little things that keep you at the top of your sport. Introducing The North Face Field Hacks, an Instagram-original series from @TheNorthFace. These stop-motion video shorts feature handy tips for the trail, mountains/rocks, and the slopes. Check out the first of our series — climbing…

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…