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Base Camp Duffel: Born in 1986, Exploring Ever Since

Photo By Mickey Ross

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. See where The North Face athletes have taken this tried-and-trusted duffel over the years. 

Rookie Rollercoaster: Freeride World Qualifier Tour with Hank Bilous

Freeride World Qualifier

When school's out, the chase is on. Hank Bilous tours around Europe collecting highly-sought points on the Freeride World Qualifier tour. Hear more about his antics on the road, his competition runs, and the moment he acheived full ski bum status. 

Adventure Grant Dispatch Two: New Route on Mt Taulliraju

Ben Dare on Mt Talliraju shot by Steve Skelton

Recipients of The North Face Adventure Grant 2016, Steve Skelton and Ben Dare, left for Peru in late May with three objectives in the Cordillera Blanca mountains of Peru. Their objectives included the southwest ridge of Chacraraju from the Paron Valley, the central couloir of Caraz II and a new line of rock and ice on the Taulliraju east face.

Go Behind the Scenes of the Expedition for Due North Film

The Chugach Pearl, Prince William Sound shot by Mark Watson

With ski and board, Fraser McDougall and Roland Morley-Brown head into the Chugach Mountains of Alaska, with a plan to scout lines from sea level up. They travel by boat, hike through thick brush and when skunked with a rising snow line and unpredictable AK weather, turn to the last pilot in Valdez to take them higher.

Welcome to a New Frontier

The North Face Frontier

The North Face Frontier – a Freeride World Qualifier event –  welcomes skiers and snowboarders to a freeride festival at Queenstown’s The Remarkables Ski Field from 22-27 August. Formerly known as The North Face Freeski Open of NZ, in 2016 The North Face Frontier will add some exciting new elements.

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Changing the Face of Exploration

She Moves Mountains

For more than 50 years, The North Face has empowered people to push their boundaries in the outdoors. Today, we are enabling the future of all exploration by celebrating creators, athletes, educators, innovators. Relentless and unexpected explorers—role models who move mountains.

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