Need a little of this vibe this weekend...
Climbing has meant a lot of different things to me over the years. It’s been a vehicle to see the world. It’s brought joy. It's brought sorrow. It’s introduced me to some of my best friends and it’s taken a few away. It’s been a compass for my work and play for over 25 years. More than anything, climbing has added depth, character and more adventures than I can remember to this life. Happy to be celebrating Global Climbing Day tomorrow Saturday Aug 18. @thenorthface
is hosting free climbing events in gyms and locations around the country. For every Global Climbing Day participant, @thenorthface
is donating $1 to the @KhumbuClimbingCenter
dedicated to teaching responsible climbing practices through community based programs. Doesn’t matter if you’re a boulderer or a crusty alpinist, a novice or a crusher, get out, give back and have fun. For a full list of locations, hit the link in my bio or www.thenorthface.com/walls. 📸 @pablo_durana @thenorthface @thenorthface_climb #wallsaremeantforclimbing
Happy to finally share the FREE SOLO trailer. (Check the link in my bio for the full trailer) FREE SOLO follows my good friend @alexhonnold
as he navigates life’s hard choices and prepares meticulously over two years to free solo El Cap, a 3200ft wall in Yosemite Valley. On June 3rd 2017, Alex achieved what we all thought was impossible. In reality, we didn’t even think it was impossible. Until Alex came along, noone was thinking about it, period. Hope you all enjoy the trailer and get out to see the film on the big screen when it releases in theaters in late September. Big shout out to the crew and particularly the best co director one could ask for @mochinyc
for their tireless work bringing this film to life through thick and thin over the last few years. And of course, thank you Alex for dreaming big and showing us what is possible....#freesolo @natgeo @natgeochannel
I know it’s summer but even in the Tetons in the summer, it’s hard not to imagine skiing the winter lines. @grandtetonfoundation
, which does some incredible conservation work in Grand Teton National Park, is currently raising money to put in two weather stations in the Park to help provide critical info for avalanche forecasting to skiers and riders. If you’re a backcountry skier / rider in Jackson or elsewhere and love getting after it in GTNP (or hope to), please consider donating to the cause. Every dollar helps. Check the link in my bio to contribute. Thanks! 📸by @andy_bardon
Incredible. K2 was skied from the summit a few days ago. I’d been waiting and wondering over the years who would be the one to make it happen. @andrzejbargiel
made the first complete ski descent of K2 from the summit on July 22nd and reset the bar in Himalayan ski mountaineering. K2 is the second highest peak in the world -but quite a bit more technical than Everest. Congratulations @andrzejbargiel.
A truly proud and historic send. Also extraordinarily cool is Andrzej’s brother @bartek_bargiel
filming his brother from base camp w his drone. Kids these days! #thefutureisnow
Back in the day...visiting the Rongbuk Monastary, the highest monastary in the world (16,000ft+) near the base of Everest on the Tibetan side. Milarepa, one of Tibetan Buddhism’s most famous monks, was rumored to have spent time in this area very near the monastary. We were there making an attempt on the direct north face of Everest, alpine style, no fixed ropes or supplemental oxygen. The base of the route / face starts at 20,000ft and tops out just over 29,000ft. So yes, we visited the Rongbuk to pay our respects in hopes of gaining some geniality from the cosmic order...
Always follow the light...