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Explore Fund Grantee Profile: Voyageur Outward Bound School

Outdoor exploration: It’s our lifeblood. It’s also the catalyst for The North Face Explore Fund, a grant-giving program that supports non-profit organizations that are committed to connecting more people to the outdoors. Now through May 1, 2014, we are accepting online applications for the 2014 grant cycle, which will award $250,000 to 25 organizations — 15 grants of $5,000;…

The Ultra Trail: Anatomy of An Award-Winning Shoe

It takes countless hours of development work and testing to construct an award-winning shoe. Take a look at the Ultra Trail with The North Face athlete Ashley Arnold: “My running shoe has to become my best friend,” says The North Face athlete Tim Olson. “Through UTMB (Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc) and many other difficult and rewarding runs,…

Win Your School $5,000 and a Gear Library from Outdoor Nation and The North Face

Fueled by The North Face, Outdoor Nation, the signature program of the Outdoor Foundation, is searching for the first-ever Outdoor Nation Campus Champion, the one college or university across the US with the best ideas for how to get its student body, alumni, and local community outside and recreating. Think your school can engage the…

The North Face ThermoBall Contest

The North Face Thermoball Contest Sponsored by: The North Face, a division of VF Outdoor, Inc., Alameda, CA  94502. {The promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.} NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. 1. Contest Schedule.  Contest begins Monday, March 17, 2014 and ends Monday, March 31, 2014.…

Train Smarter: George Hein Takes on Quadzilla

Financial analyst and weekend warrior George Hein, from Jackson Hole, Wyoming, is preparing for a major skin up and ski down in the Tetons. Follow George to the Mountain Athlete gym as he ramps up his training. (Read George’s first dispatch about Mountain Athletics training here, and watch Episode 1 of his ski mountaineering journey here.)…