For Mike Douglas and Alexis Godbout, a ski touring trip through Switzerland’s Urner Alps was about much more than simply exploring a beautiful mountain range on skis. It was a chance to push themselves and expand their definition of what it means to be a freeskier.
In 2015, 12-year-old Jye Parkinson and his dad visited a remote island in Papua New Guinea where they surfed fun waves, hung out with the locals and experienced PNG’s forward-thinking surf management plan.
Ross Donihue and Marty Schnure set out to create the first map of the future Patagonia National Park on a National Geographic Young Explorers grant. Their goal was to create an interactive map to give people an on-the-ground perspective of what it’s like to stand in one of the most ecologically critical areas of Patagonia, […]
The Great Siberian Traverse documents a 6,000-mile ski journey through Russia, along the Trans-Siberian Railway. The documentary – created in collaboration with POWDER and Sherpas Cinema – showcases a fringe backcountry skiing community, deep Siberian powder, and skiing’s ancient origins. Team skiers Ingrid Backstrom, Callum Pettit, and Nick Martini share their insights along the adventure.
COLLABORATIVE FILM BY GNARLY BAY + FOREST WOODWARD + FRIENDS Special thanks to Doug Woodward, Brendan Leonard, Skip Armstrong, David Marx, Jeff Scholl, Elliot Ross, Jess Lowe, Howl Collective, Story & Heart Edit: Jordan Ingram + Gnarly Bay Additional Audio Mixing: Joshua Svare Save the Important Places. Protect the Grand Canyon and other wild rivers. […]
Join The North Face climber and filmmaker Renan Ozturk on his Spring 2015 adventure through Nepal. This 360º, 3D film will transport you to the top of the planet alongside one of the world’s most-accomplished climbers.
Alex Honnold is the most accomplished free climber in the world. Angola is a southwest African country that recently emerged from 27 years of bloody civil war. What brings together these strange bedfellows you ask? Some of the most epic unclimbed rocks in the world, and a community needing help to diffuse the hidden land […]
For the second year running, Black Diamond athletes and employees teamed up with Yosemite NPS employees to clean house on the vertical walls of the Valley. As ambassador Tommy Caldwell puts it, “It’s like cleaning out my basement.”
All of us know how long it takes, to the minute, to reach our local crag. We’ve slept in the dirt at J-Tree, in gîtes in Argentière and on the couches of countless climbing partners in between. When we look at a doorjamb, we see a pull-up bar. We know how to tape our hands […]
Free-ride skier Sage Cattabriga-Alosa and big mountain snowboarder Lucas Debari step out of their elements and make an attempt to climb, ski and snowboard Denali. Sage and Lucas get a helping hand from a huge cast of seasoned and professional climbers and ski mountaineers from the North Face Athlete Team, including Hilaree O’Neill, Conrad Anker, […]