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25th-27th June 2015 – Cortina D’Ampezzo



Matterhorn Obsession
The North Face: #Evolve
On The Job Training with Jimmy Chin
The North Face: I Train For
The North Face Athletes on Climate Change
The North Face: Freeride World Tour 2015 - Best of Verbier


Nilgiri South Face – Hansjörg Auer

Nilgiri South, South Face From October 22 to October 26 Hansjörg Auer, Alex Blümel and Gerry Fiegl successfully made the first ascent of the South Face of Nilgiri South (6839m). This is certainly one of the finest ascents of the season in the Himalayas and a long waited project has finally been realised. Nilgiri is located in the Annapurna massif in Nepal. Comprised of the North, Central and South Summit, the South Face rises directly from the glacier starting from 5400m up to 6839m.

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Madagascar – Ground-up experience

This summer became one full of first ascents for team climber Siebe Vanhee. After the successful Common-Ground expedition in the remote tundra of Siberia, Siebe joined forces with fellow climber Seán Villanueva O’Driscoll. They took off for an adventure in the Tsaranoro massif in the south of the African island Madagascar on a mission to attempt an unclimbed face. On their first hike to the Tsaranoro Atsimo they spotted a smooth, green, yellowish wall followed by a perfect headwall right next to “Mora Mora”.

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Feed Your Mind

Our first ever The North Face Nightray Outdoor Fest took place on the weekend of the 12th of September. It was a one-night, all night celebration of everything to do with exploration that saw several hundreds of outdoor enthusiasts gather on the shores of the breathtaking Gorge du Verdon. With the purpose of inspiring people to live a life of exploration, the festival was set up with workshops, talks and activities that would Feed Your Body, Feed Your Mind and Feed Your Soul.

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Matterhorn Obsession

For the 150th anniversary of the first ascent of the Matterhorn, mountaineer and alpinist, Hervé Barmasse, decided to show his appreciation, dedication and passion for this iconic peak with a short film that illustrates that which makes the mountain so unique and his own relationship to it. As probably the man who knows the Matterhorn best, having made the most first ascents on it, he once said: “Like a fairy tale, the mountain belonged to me even before my birth.” His father, Marco Barmasse, was leaving for…

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Matterhorn’s 150th Anniversary: 10 Questions for a Leading Mountaineer

July 2015 marks the 150th anniversary of the first ascent of the Matterhorn– the renowned mountain in the Alps straddling the border between Italy and Switzerland which has captured imaginations of explorers around the world. In the countless narratives of fearless ambitions, earned successes, and heroic failures on the Matterhorn, Herve Barmasse, accomplished alpinist and mountaineer, plays an indispensible role.

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A Double Record-breaking Year for Lavaredo

There are twice as many reasons to be excited by the results of this year’s Lavaredo Ultra-Trail race that took place this weekend in the Italian Dolomites. Amazingly, the 119km kilometer trail running event, saw two course record’s being broken in both the Men’s and the Women’s category. Norwegian-born Didrik Hermansen powered through the trail at a strong and steady pace arriving at the finish line at an impressive 12 hours 34 minutes and 29 seconds.

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