Huge congrats to @email@example.com for coming up with a creative way to climb and raise money for his local community in Sao Paolo. He climbed the height of Mt. Everest inside his local climbing gym in under 8 hours. Raised enough $$ to buy 1000 food kits for families struggling in the face of COVID. Please see link in bio to check out his climb and donate.
Summertime is here. The solstice just passed. The temps are warm. Biking in the ⛰ with friends has been a really fun way to keep my head on straight. ***
I’m really ❤️’ing the new tech addition to @corosglobal#Vertix watch. It’s a nutrition alert that beeps really nicely at me every 45 minutes when I’m on a 🚵♀️ or road ride. More than any other activity I do, I always forget to refuel on a bike and the resulting bonk is a total bummer. Plus I really like that the beep signals how much time has elapsed. ***
18 days ago
Friend and fellow athlete @coreewoltering has been on the trail since June 1 attempting the FKT on the Ice age Trail (see link in bio). He’s on the final stretch and could really use some 🙌 and words of encouragement. Give him a follow, give him some support and let’s see him finish. @thenorthface#neverstopexploring
22 days ago
Yesterday the senate passed the Great American Outdoors Act by a vote of 73 to 25. This is the result of an amazing bipartisan effort to lock in funding for our @nationalparkservice, our federal public lands and @landandwaterconservationfund. Thanks 🙏 to everyone who sent letters and made phone calls to your representatives. Thanks @pow_action_fund for organizing a virtual lobby week last week. To read more see link in my bio for article from @outsidemagazine ***
Photo of @jimwmorrison on Telluride’s Via Ferrata which is located on public land.
I’ve been almost 100% incommunicado this last week as I was wandering in the mountains with @jimwmorrison and my kids. I spent last night trying to digest the events of the last 8 days in one night and it was very overwhelming, to say the least. I’m posting this photo because I realize how fortunate I was to be outside in my favorite place with the people I love. I realize how important it is to teach the next generation how to be independent thinkers, how to have passion and how to appreciate the simple gifts of a beautiful sunset or a meal cooked under the stars, a bonfire and the smell of chalky hands on rock. #blessed#neverstopexploring#gratitude@protectourwinters#wildplaces
a month ago
I was on a long drive the other day to go camping and climbing with my kids. I like to drive 5-10 mph over the speed limit. I just always have. We came up behind a car driving a few mph below the speed limit. My younger son wanted to know why this man was driving so slow. I had all sorts of reasons: better gas mileage, older car etc. what I didn’t say, though, was that the driver was a black man and that he was much more likely to get pulled over than I was. That maybe he was scared because of racial profiling and couldn’t risk an interaction with police. I didn’t say that though. I let it go and now it’s been bothering me non-stop. My kids know about racism but we live in a primarily white, affluent town so I don’t think they really get it. They’ve heard about white privilege, esp male white privilege. We discuss gender stuff a lot. ***
I’m earnestly asking a question here. I don’t mean to come across naive but perhaps I am. Is it better to not say something about the black man being scared to get pulled over by the police? Does that make them see something they don’t see, does that plant bias in their minds? Or should I have said what I was thinking in hopes of elevating their awareness?
Mostly, I’m just pissed. It brings me to tears that after all these decades we are perhaps in a worse place than ever with hatred, bigotry and judgement. I hope there is a path forward from here that is united and compassionate. ***
I chose a life in the mountains. I understand that I am fortunate to have even had a choice. The mountains have been the best teacher I could have ever hoped for in life. They’ve taught me humility. They’ve taught me empathy and simplicity. They’ve helped me understand myself and given me the space to keep my mind healthy. Perhaps focusing on diversity on the outdoors can be a small piece of the bigger puzzle towards creating a solution. ***
Happy 11th birthday 🎂 Grayden! I love you to the 🌙 and back. You’re growing so fast it’s hard to believe. If there’s a silver lining to the last few months of sheltering in place, it’s that I’ve gotten to be home with you through it all. Lots of puzzles, Catan, Monopoly, schoology, movies, ski tours, bike rides and laughs. ❤️🎉😘😂
📸 @a.m.j.photos @me_is_quinn12@jimwmorrison@robinnelson8112
2 months ago
As a small show of our heartfelt gratitude for their dedication and bravery in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, from April 14, 2020, to Dec. 31, 2020 we will be giving a 50% discount to first responders in the United States. This discount can be used for the purchase of certain non-sale items on thenorthface.com and at The North Face-owned retail stores in the United States. During this same period we will also be offering these individuals a 10% discount on non-clearance items at our outlet stores in the United States. Exclusions Apply.
This discount is available to First Responders who are directly responsible for keeping us safe at this time. Included professions are: EMTs, firefighters, police etc. Please apply to confirm your eligibility
I’m proud to be a part of the North Face family as we all are adapting to the drastic changes in our reality, hopefully this discount will will be a small step in helping the frontline workers find relief and a little beauty in the outdoors this summer.
Link in bio for discount. ******
📸 @whitphotography with athletes @ingridbackstrom@kashalaclare@dynameg in Baffin Island
2 months ago
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