I love Splitboarding

Filmmaker: Sam Giffin

Duration: 4 min 31 sec

Filmmaker Sam Giffin’s ode to splitboarding.

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Always Above Us

Sherpas Cinema

Duration: 12 min 48 sec

A tale of life, loss, achievement and perseverance, told by climbing legends Conrad Anker and Kris Erickson as they swing leads up Montana’s most famous mixed climb, adding new pitches along the way.

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55 Hours in Mexico

Filmmaker: Joey Schusler

Duration: 9 min 10 sec

For those with 9 to 5 office jobs, the weekend is a source of freedom and balance. How adventurous can one get in a single weekend and 55 hours away from home? We headed to Mexico with our favorite working stiff Karl Thompson to explore the limits of the weekend warrior.

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Japan by Van

Director: Nick Waggoner

Duration: 4 min 47 sec

There are no ski areas on the peaks above the historic village of Shirakawa-go, but it’s surrounded by great skiing—as long as you’re willing to hike for it. Join Carston Oliver, Eliel Hindert, Pep Fujas and Makoto Takeishi as they take to the hills to discover the meaning of “Deep” in the Shirakawa backcountry. This Sweetgrass Productions short is Episode Two in Patagonia’s Find Away series.

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shared lines

Shared Lines

T-Bar Films

Duration: 6 min 58 sec

The Vermont Backcountry Alliance (VTBC) is taking strides toward increasing access to terrain through the clearing and opening of the Braintree Mountain Forest in Braintree, Vermont. And in their latest film, Shared Lines, Vermont-based T-Bar films matches VTBC’s story with stoke from last year’s deep Vermont winter.

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