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How Yvon Chouinard Built Patagonia

Yvon Chouinard is a legend in the outdoor world. For those who have followed his humble origins blacksmithing his own climbing tools, his story is incredible. In this episode of NPR's "How I Built This", Yvon explains the origins of Patagonia and how he accidentally built one of the most beloved companies in the world. 

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This Video From Chamonix’s Glaciers Is A Reminder That Climate Change Sucks
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This Video From Chamonix’s Glaciers Is A Reminder That Climate Change Sucks

This Video From Chamonix’s Glaciers Is A Reminder That Climate Change Sucks

If there’s one place in the world that serves as a stark example of the devastating effects of changing climate, it’s Chamonix’s Mer De Glace. The massive glacier running from the flanks of Mont Blanc once reached the outskirts of the town of Chamonix. Today, the foot of the glacier is thousands of feet above the valley floor, and is continuing to melt at an unprecedented pace. For anyone who has ever been lucky enough to climb or ski in those mountains, you’ll remember the markers put in

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VIDEO: Black Bear Investigates Hikers in Mexico
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VIDEO: Black Bear Investigates Hikers in Mexico

VIDEO: Black Bear Investigates Hikers in Mexico

A video which has been making the rounds on various news services appears to show a group of hikers interacting with a black bear in an ecological park located in San Pedro Garza García, Mexico. The hikers appear calm throughout the encounter, even as the bear leans up against a woman and smells her hair. RELATED: Mick Fanning is on a Mission to Save the Sharks It should go without saying that these hikers were not abiding by established protocols for dealing with bears. For more information

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The North Face’s Summer Base Camp Teaches Kids Skills From The Best Athletes
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The North Face’s Summer Base Camp Teaches Kids Skills From The Best Athletes

The North Face’s Summer Base Camp Teaches Kids Skills From The Best Athletes

With most summer camps canceled this year, it’s been a tough few months for parents to keep their kids busy. That’s where The North Face’s Summer Base Camp comes in, with lots of virtual camp time hosted by their roster of all-star mountain athletes, like Jimmy Chin, Ashima Shiraishi, and Hilaree Nelson to name a few. RELATED: Join The North Face’s Summer Base Camp Here TNF’s Summer Base Camp is a free camp created for curious explorers who love a little mess, teaching campers of all