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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 …

Megan Pischke: Chasing Sunshine

A snowboarder, yogi, surfer, and wellness ambassador, The North Face athlete Megan Pischke was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer in the fall of 2012. After a short period of denial, Megs coined the life twist a “gift,” and she embarked on her treatment path with confidence. But ups and downs along the way ultimately …

Give Training Scope with Mountain Athletics

Renegade Man Makers, Craig Specials, Donkey Kicks, Quadzilla. It’s pre-ski-season training time for The North Face big-mountain skier Griffin Post. Whether he’s shredding steeps with friends or filming a segment for a ski movie, Griffin knows it’s the work he puts in before hitting the mountain that will ultimately make his ski season a success, …

Training Low to Race High? Here Are 5 Tactical Tips

Professional athletes have long touted the benefits of altitude training as a way to give them an edge. But what if you live at sea level and want to race in the mountains? What’s the best way to prepare to gain a competitive advantage? The North Face ultrarunner Ashley Arnold offers up five pre-race tips to help …