The Denali Experiment
Free-ride skier Sage Cattabriga-Alosa and big mountain snowboarder Lucas Debari get a helping hand from a huge cast of seasoned and professional climbers and ski mountaineers from the North Face Athlete Team, including Hilaree O’Neill, Conrad Anker, Ingrid Backstrom, Jim Zellers, Emilio Previtali and Giulia Monego, as the two embark on the hardest expedition of their lives.
Always Above Us
The North Face: Always Above Us. Leading the life of a climber involves a tremendous amount of sacrifice and hardship, but for team athletes Conrad Anker and Kris Erickson, there’s no living without it.
In 2015, Caroline Ciavaldini set herself the ambitious project of free climbing the Voie Petit, a 450m granite route graded 8b on the Grand Capucin on Mont Blanc du Tacul, Chamonix.
The Crown Traverse
A tale of suffering, transcendence and two men (Mike Foote and Mike Wolfe) on their 600-mile run through sketchy solos, whiteouts, and utter exhaustion.
Adventure Not War
Adventure Not War is the story of three U.S. veterans traveling back into the mountains of Iraq on a mission to heal wounds and experience the country and its culture without the shadow of war.
Everest Research Expedition
In 2012, The North Face partnered with the Mayo Clinic on a Mt. Everest research expedition to better understand the physiologic impacts of altitude on the human body.
The two great risks are risking too much and risking too little. Photographer, filmmaker and longtime The North Face athlete Jimmy Chin’s pursuit of life’s most challenging balances are what motivates him to Never Stop.
July 14th, 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..
Olympic Gold Medalist Kaitlyn Farrington experienced a life-changing injury back in 2014 that forced her to retire from professional snowboarding at the age of 25. Since then, she has transitioned from half-pipe to the backcountry, motivated by her drive to continue growing as an athlete.
The Journey is the Reward
In the winter of 2014, mountaineers Simone Moro and David Göttler tried and failed to summit the unclimbed Nanga Parbat peak (8124m).
Tsirku Episode 1: No Man’s Land
In late March of 2016, the team arrived at a base camp in Haines Pass, a region straddling the borders of the Yukon, British Columbia and Alaska. While awaiting better conditions to venture onto the Tsirku Glacier, they took the opportunity to explore the terrain surrounding Haines Pass by helicopter.
Tsirku Episode 2: The Drop
Faced with a sixty-kilometer snowmobile route across a massive glacier marked by crevasses, seracs, severe wind, and avalanche terrain, the journey soon became as relevant to the story as the destination.
Tsirku Episode 3: Corrugated
One last thing stood in between the athletes and the face of Corrugated; mammoth cornices were blocking their access. Led by Mountain Guide Sam Anthamatten, the team works together to find their way onto the spine wall.
When conditions became unfavorable for a first ascent of Alaska’s Ruth Gorge, Alex Honnold turns the camera on Renan Ozturk for a strangely beautiful discussion about life’s big questions.
On The Job Training
From traveling the world shooting expeditions to spending time with his family, Jimmy Chin (photographer, filmmaker and longtime The North Face athlete) is always looking to find a balance that keeps him ready to go at a moment’s notice. Jimmy’s training plays a pivotal role in maintaining the focus and fitness needed to stay one step ahead.