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An Interview: Growing up the Son of Sir Chris Bonington

Sir Chris Bonington

Ahead of a special evening with Sir Chris Bonington live in Sydney at the Cremorne Orpheum, we chat to his son and adventurer Joe Bonington about his life growing up with an eminent mountaineer for a father, and how it has influenced his life and his family today. 

Luminous Blue: New Route in Bungonia Gorge

Lee Cossey on Luminous Blue in Bongonia Gorge shot by Kamil Sustiak

Lee Cossey recounts his process of developing a new route in Bungonia Gorge - a process that started in his year 12 english book, and has come to life on the rock. 

How the Trail Running Scene Reignited David Byrne’s Stride

David Byrne shot by Mark Watson

A chance encounter filming for The North Face 100 reignited Dave Byrne's passion for running which was rooted in track. Working the event gave him an insight into the world of trail running and the unique community built around it. Not long after he was proclaiming that he'd be running his own 100km trail race, not filming it. Hear how The North Face trail runner Dave Byrne made the switch from road to trail. 

The North Face Adventure Grant 2018 Recipient Announced

Doubtful Sound shot by Sam Wild

There were some questions raised when the phrase ‘through-hike-spear-rafting’ was read out to The North Face Adventure Grant panel – one of the latter being, how can we get involved? This year The North Face Adventure Grant has been awarded to an eclectic group of everyday adventurers who have big plans to explore the Fiordland in New Zealand, by means of their own new multi-sport discipline. And they’re still open to name suggestions.

Method Movie 2: Interview with Roland Morley-Brown

Roland Morley-Brown shot by Chad Chomlack

With the release of Method Movie 2, we chat to team snowboarder Roland Morley-Brown about his experience filming in the backcountry of Revelstoke, British Columbia, Canada. Though he says island life in Bali is playing with his memory and sense of time, he certainly won't forget the pillow stacks and pow days in BC, spent with one of his snowboarding idols, DCP, any time soon. 


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