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GLOBAL CLIMBING DAY 2019

We believe in a world that is united by difference, bound by empathy, and strengthened by understanding. Walls are meant for climbing.

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ANNOUNCING THE NORTH FACE ADVENTURE GRANT RECIPIENTS 2019

Patagonia is known for its needle-sharp mountains and breathtaking landscapes. Using kayaks and skis, this year’s Adventure Grant winners plan to explore some of the region’s most remote areas while participating in climate research and bringing awareness to the need for global climate action.

OUR ICONS

Born to serve the needs of expeditions in the harshest regions of the world, our icons are products that have taken on lives of their own.

9 DEGREES: THE CHANGING FACE OF CLIMBING GYMS

In a burgeoning industrial hub of Sydney, change is afoot. People are freeing themselves from ropes and belay duties, and revelling in the free-fall from four metre heights to the padded cushions circumferencing the room. They are taking delight in a light-flooded room, with quality caffeine, and a genial, social atmosphere. They are free, they are bouldering - and they are all at 9 degrees.

DAY HIKES TO MULTI DAY MISSIONS

Take the time this summer to pack adventure into your days. What better way to explore new terrain than with your own two feet, and everything you need on your back. Find your trail, pack your essentials and make an escape to find the wonder in your local parks and trails. We've got a list of trails to hit for day-hikes or multi-day missions so you'll never be short of ideas this summer. Hear from team explorer James Castrission about his packing essentials for a day or a mutli-day mission on the trails. Tie those laces on your hiking shoes, and find the peace and invigoration that comes with putting one foot in front of the other.

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BASE CAMP DUFFEL: BORN IN 1986, EXPLORING EVER SINCE

It's not your average duffel bag. Made from a durable laminate material, the Base Camp Duffel is a bomber of a bag. Amply resilient to be roughed around in-flight, or to be transported up a mountain via a yak, this is one burly duffel bag.

PITCHED: A LOOK INSIDE THE NORTH FACE ASSAULT 2 TENT

On expedition, you really get to know your tent. The place you retreat to at night, in poor weather, for rest, for shelter, for recovery. Steve Skelton took The North Face Assault 2 tent to Peru with expedition partner, Ben Dare, to tackle some gutsy objectives in the Cordillera Blanca mountains.

TOP 10 TRACKS: EXPLORE QUEENSTOWN BY FOOT WITH LUKE WELCH

Luke Welch's top ten places around Queenstown that can only be accessed with your own two feet - ranging from a simple afternoon stroll to a couple of multi-day adventures up in the remote hills.

FUTURELIGHT | BREATHABLE WATERPROOF TECHNOLOGY

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50 YEARS: VINTAGE PRODUCT & CONTINUED INNOVATION

In 1966, a driven young climber tired of scavenging for quality gear from mail order and army surplus, took a few thousand dollars and created a global cultural institution. Doug Tomkins had a simple mission: equip people with practical gear to fit their needs and reduce over-equipping. Since our Ruthsack revolutionized the backpack in 1969, our founder’s words and athlete feedback have kept us on the leading edge of outdoor apparel design. Check out the innovations that have been developed over the years.