Outdoors

Patagonia donates $150,000 to Punta de Lobos

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Surfer.com - In February, Patagonia announced that surf industry members using Patagonia’s patented PSI Vest technology could use it in exchange for a fee to benefit environmental causes. As a result of this program, Patagonia will make its first donation of $150,000 to Fundacion Punta De Lobos. This donation continues to close the gap needed to fully protect this iconic point. The donation, in conjunction with Patagonia’s release of its PSI Vest to the public, continues Patagonia’s effort to change the surf industry.
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Climber completes the most dangerous rope-free ascent ever

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National Geographic - Renowned rock climber Alex Honnold on Saturday became the first person to scale the iconic nearly 3,000-foot granite wall known as El Capitan without using ropes or other safety gear, completing what may be the greatest feat of pure rock climbing in the history of the sport.
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Stranded climber rescued after four days on Canada’s highest mountain

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Martínez on the summit of Mount Malaspina on the Saint Elias Mountains of Yukon. Photo: Camilo Rada Martínez on the summit of Mount Malaspina on the Saint Elias Mountains of Yukon. Photo: Camilo Rada
 
Guardian - An Argentinian climber stranded for four days on Canada’s highest mountain has been rescued.
 
Natalia Martínez, who began a solo traverse of 5,959-metre Mount Logan in the Yukon late last month, was at an elevation of about 3,900 metres when a 6.2-magnitude earthquake hit Yukon and Alaska on Monday, sending snow and glacial ice crashing down around her camp. A few hours later, the mountain was rattled by a second earthquake of magnitude 6.3 along with several aftershocks.
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Patagonia and The North Face: saving the world – one puffer jacket at a time

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Guardian - On the night of his 30th birthday, after a few drinks, Dean Karnazes decided that he would celebrate by running all the way from San Francisco down the coast to the town of Half Moon Bay, a distance of 30 miles. So began a career as an endurance runner. He has run 50 marathons in 50 consecutive days in all 50 states, and taken part in such extreme competitions as a marathon to the South Pole and a 135-mile race through Death Valley, one of the hottest places on Earth. Karnazes once ran 350 miles in 81 hours and 44 minutes, without stopping to sleep. His account of his feats of distance running, Ultramarathon Man, is a bestseller. Karnazes’s superhuman exertions are sponsored by The North Face, the company that make the kit he wears in his coaching videos.
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Patagonia pulls out of Utah outdoor show amid Bears Ears National Monument battle

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USA Today - The maker of Patagonia has a message for Utah government officials: If you want big outdoor business, act like it.
 
Patagonia announced this week it will not attend a major outdoor trade show in Utah in response to a resolution passed last week advising President Trump to overturn the newly-designated Bears Ears National Monument in the state.
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El Condor Pasa, Slovaks climb new big wall in Cochamó valley, Chile

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Planet Mountain - Slovakian climbers Josef KristoffyMartin Krasnansky and Vlado Linek have recently returned home from a successful expedition to Patagonia's Cochamó valley where they forged El Condor Pasa up the Northwest Face of Cerro Trinidad Central.
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Colin Haley solo on Torre Egger

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Alpinist - American alpinist Colin Haley made the first solo ascent of Torre Egger (2685m), which many consider to be the hardest peak in the Torre group, on Tuesday, January 19. Haley said that after his first solo ascent of Aguja Standhardt in 2010, "Torre Egger became the focus of my soloing aspirations."
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Climbing: Fitz Roy road-to-road in a day

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Climbing - Colin Haley and Andy Wyatt, both from the United States, have completed the first known one-day “car to car” ascent of Cerro Fitz Roy in Patagonia. The two did the round-trip from the roadside near the town of El Chaltén in 21 hours 8 minutes, climbing the Supercanaleta route on Fitz Roy's west face and descending the French Route on the south side.
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Everything we know about the kayak accident that claimed Doug Tompkins' life

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Canoe & Kayak - The outdoor and conservation world lost a longtime leader when explorer and conservationist Doug Tompkins died Tuesday following a kayaking accident in Chilean Patagonia.
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Climbing: Soloists visit Patagonia in winter

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The Alpinist - Patagonia's storms are legendary, and climbing there in winter is brutally cold. It's rare for climbers, especially soloists, to visit in the off-season.
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