There were some questions raised when the phrase ‘through-hike-spear-rafting’ was read out to The North Face Adventure Grant panel – one of the latter being, how can we get involved? This year The North Face Adventure Grant has been awarded to an eclectic group of everyday adventurers who have big plans to explore the Fiordland in New Zealand, by means of their own new multi-sport discipline. And they’re still open to name suggestions.
With the release of Method Movie 2, we chat to team snowboarder Roland Morley-Brown about his experience filming in the backcountry of Revelstoke, British Columbia, Canada. Though he says island life in Bali is playing with his memory and sense of time, he certainly won't forget the pillow stacks and pow days in BC, spent with one of his snowboarding idols, DCP, any time soon.
Currently living in a Homestead Roomy 2 on an island in the middle of the Hawea River, Hank Bilous is filling his time between ski seasons with odd jobs from mulching gardens to beekeeping. In early January, he'll pack up his home and head to Verbier, Switzerland to start his campaign on the Freeride World Qualifier tour. In his downtime, while reminiscing in his Roomy 2, Hank penned a few words on his experience of Treble Cone closing day, as he passes time before he can get off his lonely island in the river, and back on the snow again.
It was an expedition that lasted 102 days through the Australian Outback. It was the Jonesys' first family expedition. It won't be the last. We speak to Justin Jones and Lauren Jones about their return from the Outback and how this journey, now in their past, will shape their future.
As Justin and Lauren enter a new stage of life together, that one called parenthood, they are determined to settle down differently. And they’re off to a good start. Together, The North Face explorer Justin Jones, partner Lauren, and one-year old daughter Morgan, have set off on an 1800km journey from the centre of Australia to the coast, their end point being Port Augusta, South Australia.
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