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5 Tips for Sleeping on a Portaledge

Have you ever wondered how climbers go to the bathroom when they are suspended thousands of feet above the ground on a portaledge? Curious to know what type of gear is best to carry on a multi-day route? The North Face climber Cedar Wright offers up five tips to keep you safe and feeling comfortable when using a …

Rob Krar Completes Ultrarunning Triple Crown

In 2013, The North Face ultrarunner Rob Krar was named Male Ultrarunner of the Year by Ultrarunning magazine — a title he’s more than lived up to so far in 2014. Over the past three months, Krar has put together one of the all-time best stretches of competitive ultrarunning ever, completing an ultra Triple Crown by claiming victory at three consecutive …

ECS Wisconsin: An Epic Race for November Project

Last weekend marked the fourth stop in the 2014 The North Face Endurance Challenge Series, presented by GORE-TEX. And once again, the marathon relay was dominated by November Project teams. NP co-founder Bojan Mandaric was part of the crew that descended on Kettle Moraine State Park for the Endurance Challenge race, which, in Bojan’s words, was …

Almost Ablaze Premiere Week with Johnny Collinson

Over the weekend, Teton Gravity Research premiered its new film — Almost Ablaze — in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. A host of The North Face snowsports athletes star in the global odyssey, including big-mountain skiers Angel Collinson, Sage Cattabriga-Alosa, Ian McIntosh, Johnny Collinson, and Griffin Post; big-mountain snowboarder Mark Carter; and freestyle skier Chris Laker. Johnny was on …

Griffin Post + Friends Shred Steeps in South America

Winter in South America can be fickle if it’s deep powder you seek. But this year, The North Face big-mountain skier Griffin Post — who’s just back from Chile, where he met up with skier Drew Tabke and filmmaker and mountaineer Noah Howell for a backcountry adventure — hit the jackpot. And as Griffin discovered, sometimes having …