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Keep it Simple: A Straightforward Guide to Backpacking

Words by The North Face athlete Ingrid Backstrom. Minimalist backpacking can seem like a serious and daunting endeavor, only to be attempted by those who like to weigh out each ounce of food, shave down their toothbrushes, and suck on rocks in order to fend off thirst because they heard that’s what Native American hunters …

Skier Griffin Post Shares Advice on Transforming Your Passion Into Your Career

Words by The North Face athlete Griffin Post.  I’ve been doing this skiing stuff for a while now – like walking, I have no memory of not knowing how to ski – and I can confidently say that my ski career has far exceeded my wildest expectations. I can unabashedly say I’m the luckiest guy in …

The North Face Ultrarunner Rory Bosio’s Never Goes Running Without These

The North Face ultrarunner, Rory Bosio, shares her list of favorite TNF products. 1. Feather Lite Storm Blocker Jacket Remember Linus from the peanuts comics and how he was always dragging around his blanket? This jacket is the equivalent of my security blanket. I never go into the mountains without it.  If for some reason I forget …

Expert Advice on Planning Your Post Workout Recovery

Words by Mountain Athletics Washington DC trainer, Chickaro Martin. Recovery, like warm-up, is often an afterthought, even to athletes. Many believe that drinking a recovery shake and using the foam roller before bed is sufficient, but it’s not. All of us have most likely made that mistake on more than one occasion. And you only …

Endurance Challenge Series Washington DC & New York Recap

The first two 2016 events in The North Face Endurance Challenge Series, Washington, D.C. and New York are now in the books. Both races saw near record high race registration numbers in all distances, from the 5K up to the GORE-TEX 50 Mile. On the other hand, runners in each location encountered unique race day …