Capell, Dauwalter Win 2019 Ultra-Trail du Mont Blanc

This past weekend, while we Americans relaxed and enjoyed a long holiday weekend, one of the biggest endurance events in the world was taking place on the trails around one of Europe’s most iconic mountains. That’s where the 2019 Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc took place, brining together some of the world’s top outdoor athletes … Read more

Ultrarunner Kilian Jornet Wins First Race After Recovering From Injury

It has been a rough year for Kilian Jornet so far. This past spring, the ultrarunner broke his leg while competing in a ski-mountaineering event in the French Alps, effetely putting him out of action for several months. But, this past weekend he returned to competition for the first time and it doesn’t seem like … Read more

Video: Patagonia Celebrates 30 Years in Chamonix

Back in 1987, Yvon and Malinda Chouinard decided to move the headquarters of the outdoor brand Patagonia to the French resort village of Chamonix. There, at the foot of Mt. Blanc, the company grew into the influential force that it is today. In this video, the company celebrates its 30th anniversary in Chamonix by saluting … Read more

Video: The Sights and Sounds of the UTMB

We’ve all seen plenty of flash, over-produced outdoor videos I’m sure. This clip does away with all of that to instead focus on the visceral experience of taking part in an event, in this case the Ultra-Trail du Mont Blanc. Gone is the jazzy music, special effects, and drone shots, and in their place you’ll … Read more

Video: Climber Avoids Almost Certain Death on Mont Blanc

This video was shot on the Aiguille du Midi Arete on Mont Blanc and captures a very scary moment in which a climber descending from the summit slips and nearly falls to his death on the knife-edge ridge. Thankfully he self arrests very quickly, but had he gone in either direction of the ridge, it … Read more

Video: Enduring the Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc Trail Run

The Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc is considered one of the toughest trail running events in the entire world, drawing hundreds of competitors from across the globe on an annual basis. In this fantastic short documentary we get an inside look at that race courtesy of our friends at Columbia Sportswear and Teton Gravity Research. As with … Read more