“During our first few days, we wanted to explore as much as possible, climb the established routes, and get a feel for the area. The hikes are long and steep. We were all breathing hard and moving slowly as we got used to the elevation. Climbing at first felt as if we were all wearing weight vests and had stuffy noses; one move felt like five, and we quickly realized how difficult it would be.”
Read more about their experience and challenges in Pitumarca, Peru, along with our Summit Series Collection via our link in bio.
Words by @honngy
2 days ago
Got restless kids at home? The North Face Summer Base Camp has you covered. Join us for a free two-week experience filled with hands-on, mess-making activities led by the most epic camp counselors ever: our very own team athletes. Learn more & sign up at the link in bio.
3 days ago
As part of our COVID-19 relief commitment, we are proud to support the American Mountain Guides Association (AMGA) @amga1979. The AMGA provides its members with straightforward and applicable resources, providing guidance on how, when and where members can safely return to guiding and outdoor education during COVID-19. Learn more about the AMGA efforts and united via link in bio.
4 days ago
“Small businesses in mountain communities such as Tahoe (my home) are the backbone to our way of life here. They form the foundations that support our passion for exploration and preservation of wild places.” - Emily Harrington @emilyaharrington
As part of our COVID-19 relief commitment, we are proud to support the Sierra Business Council's Resilience Fund that's providing critical emergency economic support, guidance, and resources to impacted businesses and nonprofits in the Sierra Nevada. Learn more about our United Giving efforts in partnership with the Resilience Fund via the link in bio.
6 days ago
Our team athletes @sheneenagins. @honngy, @emilyaharrington] and @JacopoLarcher set out to climb old routes and develop new lines in the Andes Mountains, while paying respects to the land and the indigenous communities who live there. Read more about our their experience and challenges in Pitumarca, Peru, along with our Summit Series Collection via our link in bio. Photos by @honngy
I'm @steffen_jp and I LOVE THE OUTDOORS. Hiking, snowboarding, swimming, surfing, and rock climbing — I love it all. Plunging into vast powerful ocean waters rejuvenates me. Speeding down slopes of fresh powder electrifies me. I learn how to listen to and trust my body, as I shift my weight onto the smallest edge where I stand up aided by the rand of my climbing shoe.
The outdoor space provides me with a pleasant disruption from the exhilarating yet ceaseless energy I experience from living in New York City. And it’s also a space for community where I congregate with a diverse group of people who support me inside and outside of these spaces.
If I could spend all my time engaged in these activities I would because being outdoors is a special kind of freedom to me. but the way others treat me outside can make me acutely aware of the history of the black body’s treatment in America. This knowledge forces me to always move cautiously among those I meet. I often try to make myself “less intimidating.” I am careful where I travel, knowing that some areas may not be as welcoming to me as others.
Because of who I am, a black man, people in and out of this space often signal to me that the outdoors aren’t for me. I know despite what I'm able to physically accomplish in these spaces, I cannot always claim them as my own. Any discomfort that I experience in these areas is affirmed when I don’t see anyone else who looks like me in the outdoor ads and magazines. So I’d like to solicit some support. Not everyone has to carry this weight. Those who don't have to carry racial stigma into their outdoor experience are privileged. Those who feel like they own the space around them are privileged. Anyone who has access to the outdoors is privileged.
You can use this privilege. Make the outdoors more accessible for those who do not always feel like they are welcome in that space. The outdoors should be for everyone and we can all do a little bit to make it more accessible.
Words by @steffen_jp
Photos by @urbanclimbr
10 days ago
We’d like to welcome @felipe.camargo to our global athlete team. Introduced to climbing by his brother Bruno, Felipe won the Youth South American Championship in Guatemala at age 14 and at 16 he won his first adult Brazilian Championship. Along with winning Master de Boulder in Santiago 2013, climbing El bon Combat 9b, making the first ascent of Fortaleza v14, Felipe was the first Brazilian to climb routes graded 8c, 8c+, 9a, 9a+, and 9b, the first to climb both v14 and v15 boulders, as well as the first South American to climb 9a+, 9b and v15.
He’s passionate about his community, this Thursday 7/2 at 11AM MTN he’ll be attempting to climb the equivalent of Mt. Everest (8,848 meters) in the gym to support those who have been hit hardest by Covid-19 in Brazil. He’ll be taking donations in order to fulfil his goal of purchasing 1,000 emergency food kits to help over 500 families. We’re looking forward to supporting him this challenge, visit his Instagram get involved and show your support. Welcome to the team Felipe!
11 days ago
Our lightweight packs are agile and ready for your next on-the-fly activity. See the full collection of day packs, link in bio. Photo by @willsaundersphoto
12 days ago
Something is considered whole only when a collection of little things come together. @emilyaharrington, @sheneenagins, @honngy, & @jacopolarcher travel to Pitumarca, Peru, to climb the inspiring walls of the Andes Mountains. This is a celebration of a place, a sport, a group of friends, and all of those little things.
Watch the full film, the link in bio.
Song by: Kevin Reilly
13 days ago
Mountain inspired. Wear anywhere. Honoring Chamonix and the iconic summits that tower above it, the Glacier Collection is made using recycled fabrics and FlashDry™ technology to help keep you cool and dry while blazing a trail.
14 days ago
Embrace the weather in our waterproof rain jackets, designed to keep you comfortable in the elements.
15 days ago
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