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Why It’s Never Been More Important For Kids To Explore

Growing up, photographer for The North Face Chris Burkard had one lasting dream: to explore the world. With a fiery drive and camera in hand, Burkard made his dream a reality. Now, Chris is writing a book to inspire kids to do the same.  Part One – Becoming An Explorer My whole career has been devoted …

Inside The North Face FuseForm

Years ago our product design team set out to create a garment construction technology that fuses multiple materials to create one cohesive solution for bad weather — and so became FuseForm. FuseForm’s innovative process fuses light and strong fibers instead of using traditional stitching. Minimal seam construction allows for freedom of movement, a less bulky fit, and lightweight …

Climbing in Another World

Strap on your moon boots and hop in the space shuttle, we’re going to Red Rocks.  With Red Rock Rendezvous climbing festival just around the corner, The North Face athlete Paige Claassen gives us a written tour of the stellar climbs you can expect to find there. I feel as though I’m in the setting of …

Red Rock First Ascent

What some might consider the ‘City of Sin’ serves as more of a sanctuary for the climbing community. Las Vegas, Nevada is home to some of the most beautiful and inviting rocks in the world. Each year, these rocks lay stage to Red Rocks Rendezvous, American’s premiere climbing festival.  As the festival approaches, Vegas native and The …

Gnarliest Lines from the Mountain

With love in the air, and adventures on high; we asked our athletes and fans for their best (or worst?) pick-up lines for finding love in the outdoors. Use at your own risk. Here are some of our favorite #GnarliestLines from the mountain. [Success not guaranteed…and for that matter, highly unlikely.]               If …