If you had to pick a way to commute through Chile, gliding through untouched pow would be high on our list. Plus, what’s better than having a powder day in August? Luckily for the RIDE Snowboards crew, who’s on one hell of a trip down South, they scored big with this latest storm. Apparently, they’re up to more than just shredding their faces off on 14,000-foot peaks. Teaming up with the folks from Transworld Snowboarding, it looks some pretty cool visuals will result from the trip. We can’t wait to see it, but until then we’ve rounded up some best highlights from Instagram.
As fall fades and snow paints the landscape, countless mountain folk begin to feel the existential tug of winter. But there’s one type of outdoor enthusiast who’s commitment trumps all the rest. Masters of the art of discomfort, these individuals are known by many names: vagrant, gypsy, transient, bohemian, but most of the time, these restless wanderers prefer their given moniker: The Dirtbag. Styling out destitution like a badge of honor, poverty hasn’t looked this good since the Buddha
There's something about pond skims that invites disaster. The combination of sunny weather, alcohol, and howling spectators encourages skimmers to take stupid risks that occasionally end in disaster. Related: Snow King in Legal Battle Over Pond Skim Accident Though this particular incident ends with minimal injuries, it's not hard to imagine how things could have gone differently. It's no exaggeration to say that one of the in-pond snowboarders was inches from a serious neck injury, or
We beat the crap out of our gear. Long days, harsh conditions and remote, wild places are par for the course in the quest for adventure. Unfortunately, the gear we take along for the ride absorbs the bulk of the punishment. Somewhere along the way, through all that abuse and wear, the gear becomes a part of us, a part of the story—and a part of our lives. Few understood this connection better than Delia Martinez Togoan. As head of repairs at Patagonia’s Reno, Nevada repair center,