POSTS REGARDING: Lizzy Hawker
It has been a few months since we last reported our progress on our journey to develop a more ethical, transparent, and traceable down supply chain. Since then, we have done a lot of work that allows us to announce we have created a Responsible Down Standard that addresses animal welfare issues and traceability in the down supply chain. ...more
Who’s climbing style amongst the athletes that are here do you admire the most? Male and Female
Joanna Ernst from the comp. When she was 15 she was so fluent and so light. Just as if every hold was a jug, when she was open-handing it really looked effortless. Really,really smooth. So yeah, JoannaErnst.
For the men, he’s not here, but he was last year… Yuji Hirayama. He’s got this very Asian cat-like style. He’s very dynamic and at the same time very light on his holdsand very precise on his foot placements. It’s like a cross between adancer, a cat and karate kid.
It’s the first day of The North Face Kalymnos Climbing Festival and the competition has been blessed with superb conditions without a cloud in the sky and a pleasant autumn sun.Running for the second year in a row, the contest has had a cracking start with Alexander Megos leading the classification having sent two routes [...] ...more
After last weekend’s race, we sat down with Ellis Brigham’s Outdoor Department Manager, Des Rhule, to understand what it is like to participate in a gargantuan run like the 168km UTMB for a non-elite athlete. Here’s what he had to say: TNF: Why did you do it? What was the motivation to run the UTMB? [...] ...more
This year’s The North Face Ultra-Trail du Mont Blanc® (UTMB®) will stand out from the many that have been, and maybe even those to come. Not only because it’s been the first one since 3 years that hasn’t been pestered by bad weather or course shortenings – perfectly blue skies blessed this year’s event – [...] ...more
At the last checkpoint, at Trient, three The North Face athletes, Timothy Olson, Mike Foote and Rory Bosio were 6th, 7th and 8th respectively. If Rory is able to finish the race within the overall top 10, she will be the first woman to succeed with this record at The North Face Ultra Trail du Moint-Blanc. ...more