How we are changing the down industry

Since the release of the Responsible Down Standard (RDS) in January we have been working diligently to get the RDS rolled out to the industry and implemented across our own supply chain. Doing this has been a complex and challenging project for The North Face® and our partners, but we believe the RDS will make [...] ...more

Defining Inspiration from surgery to world record – Meet Diane Van Deren

We are proud to introduce Diane Van Deren, one of the TNF athletes that last weekend ran the taxing The North Face Lavaredo Ultra Trail – the 119km run that takes you with a positive elevation of 5850m across the scenic, albeit, treacherous Italian Dolomites. Diane’s story is a little different to others’, which is [...] ...more

Race Report for the Lavaredo Ultra Trail 2014

The North Face Lavaredo Ultra Trail race came and went this weekend, but it’s one that will be remembered. With the sombre forecast of stormy weather ahead of the race, the runners were pleasantly rewarded with good weather throughout the night and in the morning with a few showers in the afternoon. The 119km race, [...] ...more

Race preview for The North Face® Lavaredo Ultra-Trail® and Cortina Trail

The 8th edition of The North Face® Lavaredo Ultra-Trail® race is just around the corner and promises to be an epic one! On the 27th of June, at 11pm, 1,000 trail-runners will commence their 119km race along the paths of the Dolomites in Italy. With an altitude gain of 5,850m, the course will take them [...] ...more

Philippines Climbing Expedition – Caroline & James in the Quest to find Virgin Rocks

Exploring always carries a little risk, that’s just the nature of the beast. Around 10 years ago, some of my friends were the first people ever to Deep Water Solo in Ha Long Bay, Vietnam. There had been people before, like Todd Skinner and Lynn Hill, and before them the local birds nest collectors, buy [...] ...more

Nanga in Winter: Why We Had To End The Expedition at 7,200 m (23,622 ft)

Our expedition is over. The Nanga summit remains only a desire for now. David realized it would be too dangerous on Saturday morning, March 1, at 7,200 m (23,622 ft). He had reached the top of the Mazeno Ridge with the Polish climber Tomas Mackiewicz. They had the opportunity to look at the other side [...] ...more

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