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, […]
Adventurer. Entrepreneur. Conservationist. Philanthropist. North Face co-founder Douglas Tompkins was all these things. Until he died in a kayaking accident on December 8, Tompkins devoted his life to celebrating and protecting the great outdoors. He fell in love with the Patagonia wilderness and used his wealth to establish five national parks and fund other conservation […]
Over the course of ten years, polar explorer and National Geographic grantee Børge Ousland and his expedition partner, Vincent Colliard, are crossing the world’s 20 largest glaciers. As the accompanying video attests, pushing themselves to their physical limits amid some of the harshest landscapes on Earth won’t keep these two adventurers from having a good […]
Snake River Salmon have been trucked, put on barges, diverted up fish ladders—all in the hope that enough would get by four dams to reach their historic habitat in numbers that would assure their future. It’s not working: It’s time to breach the dams and reconnect wild salmon to this important watershed.
Kohl Christensen, Ben Wilkinson, Aaron Ungerleider and Josh Redman surf big waves in Cape Town, South Africa before heading up to the mystical left-hand pointbreak in Namibia. Joined in Cape Town by a handful of big-wave chargers the crew scored amazing conditions throughout the trip.
Patagonia 8K explores the beautiful and rough landscapes of southern Chile and Argentina. Shot in 8K resolution on a medium format camera it’s aimed to deliver the most realistic experience. Shot in 6 weeks, travelling over 7500km from Santiago to Punta Arenas we captured roughly 100.000 still frames that combine into this timelapse video.
Like most kids, Chris Sharma grew up climbing trees. Born and raised in Santa Cruz, California, Sharma’s earliest climbing experiences involved scaling the limbs of trees in his parents’ backyard. In 1992, a 12-year-old Sharma traded trees for both indoor and outdoor rock climbing when he discovered the sport in one of the earliest indoor […]
From the waste-bin to the waves, join Moss-Research Founder Jake Moss as he explains his revolutionary Eco-Flex surfboard manufacturing process. Creating eco-friendly surfboards for a shared planet.
Josh Ewing began visiting the Bears Ears region of southeastern Utah to climb at Indian Creek and explore the local archaeology. But when he moved to the town of Bluff, he saw degradation from oil drilling, looting, and careless visitors. Ewing knew simply loving a place was no longer enough. Get Involved: Protect Bears Ears […]
Born and raised at Punta de Lobos, Ramón Navarro found his passion riding the biggest waves on the planet. But his accomplishments in giant surf are just one part of a bigger vision to protect the culture and environment of the Chilean coast.