Marc-André Leclerc’s death in 2018 sent shockwaves through the climbing and greater action sports community. He was a visionary and an iconoclast who climbed solely for the love of the sport and his impact on climbing will be felt for many years to come. Prior to his passing, Marc-André had spotted an unclimbed route on the east face of the legendary Torre-Egger peak in the Southern Patagonian Icefield as he rapelled from a nearby route called Titanic. He made plans to climb this route with his partner at the time Brette Harrington, but the couple was unable to attempt the climb before Marc-André’s tragedy. Four years after conceiving this route, Brette honored Marc-André’s memory with the impactful first ascent of Marc-André’s Vision and documented the climb with pictures and videos that are sure to take your breath away. Check it out.
When you love something, you will do anything in your power to protect it. The Wind River is, and has been, home to the Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapahoe tribes for over 10,000 years. The water is crucial to their way of life, customs and history. However, their river has been being hijacked by a ruthless system that stops at nothing to control the source - for far too long. Tribal Waters, a documentary by Teton Gravity Research Film in association with Patagonia, traces the Wind River
Big wave surfer Ian Walsh and big mountain snowboarder Elena Hight might know a thing or two about surviving in the elements, but one thing they had never done before was hop aboard a racing yacht to sail from Newport, Rhode Island to Bermuda. Joining the 11th Hour Racing Team wasn’t just a pleasure cruise – it was about covering 635 nautical miles as fast as possible. Take a look at what Elena and Ian learned about transoceanic sailing on one of the bumpiest rides of their lives inside of
French freediver Arnaud Jeraud just broke his own world record for deepest freedive at 120 meters at the prestigious Vertical Blue competition in the Bahamas. His 3 minute 34 second dive was done using bi-fins, a discipline he has specialized in. While the breath hold period might not actually be that long, it’s the crushing pressure of the 120-meter depth that really does it. Besides, the first thing that crossed my mind when watching this was “man…it’s so dark down