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2016 New Zealand Mountain Film Festival

Sam Smoothy, Fraser McDougall and Jonny Collinson in Bolivia, shot by Mickey Ross

The North Face is proud to be a presenting partner for the New Zealand Mountain Film Festival, kicking off July 1 in Wanaka with stopovers in Cromwell and Queenstown. Find out more about the festival program and guest speakers here. 

The North Face: Responsible Down Standard Goals Met Early

Officially launched in January 2014, the RDS is the most comprehensive, global, third-party certified animal welfare and traceability standard for down and feathers available for use by any company. The North Face initially committed to include 100 percent certified responsible down in all retail and wholesale down products by Fall 2017, and was able to achieve the increase a year sooner than anticipated.

Joe Ward on Track for Record-Breaking Run from Brisbane to Sydney

Joe Ward departing Brisbane for his 12 day running journey.

On Sunday afternoon, Australian runner Joe Ward will complete his 12-day, record breaking run from Brisbane to Sydney. That's more than two marathons a day, every day, for 12 days. And, he's running it all without talking. 

The 100KMS That Felt Like a Finishing Straight

Andrius Ramonas, Ultra Trail Australia. Shot by Lyndon Marceau

Following some great successes in a few shorter distance races in New Zealand, including a third place at The Shotover Moonlight Marathon, and a win at The Hillary 34km option, Andrius Ramonas crossed the ditch to step into the 100km arena at the Ultra-Trail Australia in May. This was familiar ground for the ultra runner, after taking first place in the 50km distance the year prior. Read his race report on the iconic course through the Blue Mountains. 


Where do you go to get inspired? To learn about what Australian and New Zealand top athletes are up to? To conjure grand plans for your next adventure? To share stories of exploration and the human will? The answer – right here. 

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