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Ice Climbing 101

Ice climbing? It’s Summer, right? Yup, but it’s not too early to start planning. Not sure where to start yourself? Here, in a nutshell, is some info on getting started (or at least how I did it). 464 more words


Patagonia - it pays to care

Patagonia’s Mission Statement:

“Build the best product, cause no unnecessary harm, use business to inspire and implement solutions to the environmental crisis.”

Named after a mountainous region in Chile and Argentina, Patagonia is a private company known as a worldwide leader of environmentally responsible business. 581 more words


Example for Companies to Come

Patagonia is a company that has been pointed at for years as being a leader of sustainable business. Their ability to go the extra mile to produce a high quality product with environmentally safe resources is something that they pride themselves on. 2,362 more words


180 Degrees South

Conquerors of the Useless follows Jeff Johnson as he retraces the epic 1968 journey of his heroes Yvon Chouinard and Doug Tompkins to Patagonia. Along the way he gets shipwrecked off Easter Island, surfs the longest wave of his life – and prepares himself for a rare ascent of Cerro Corcovado. 83 more words


Patagonia, "The Responsible Company"

From the first time that I started digging more deeply into what Patagonia is all about, I have admired the company. Climber and anti-hero of business, founder Yvon Choinard has been ahead of the game in sustainability before many others even knew there was a game. 611 more words

Social Responsibility

Yvon Chouinard's very interesting talk

I have never wore a Patagonia product in my life. I didn’t know know the company until I discover its founder Yvon Chouinard a year ago. 57 more words

Of Dirtbags and Desert Gyppos

When I first set eyes on Joshua Tree four years ago, something about the place struck a sweet note in my heart. I vowed to return. 3,268 more words