Everyday is Earth Day, especially when you consider these two men: Yvon Chouinard and Doug Tompkins. Their approach to business and conservation (often blending the two) is wholly unique and unprecedented. The impact they've had is immeasurable. To learn more go to @conservacionpatagonica and @tompkins_conservation Photo: Yvon and Doug during the first ascent of Cerro Kristine, Patagonia, Chile, 2008. During the filming of 180 South. #earthday#dougtompkins#yvonchouinard#180south
Big wall tactics in the Sespe Gorge above Ojai, CA. Ending Crack (VI 5.7 M3 A0+, 100m, Malloy-Johnson-Ridgeway, 2007). I had just received a portaledge from @metoliusclimbing and had never set one up before. So I conned Chris Malloy into going up to the Sespe with me. We bought an entire chicken and a twelve pack of Tecate but forgot about water. Chris hung out at the base for over an hour while I fumbled and clanged away trying to get the thing together. I finally got it sorted and belayed Chris up and talked him into sitting in it first, which he did begrudgingly, and the whole thing shifted, almost dumping him overboard. Rick Ridgeway showed up, shouting from the road. He climbed up and joined us on the portalegde for the sunset, greasy chicken and lukewarm beers. A big day in the mountains. #sespewall
Today, as the new president takes his Oath of Office, I am taking an #oathofaction for the environment. I vow to be more mindful of politics and to get involved. For me, politics have always been an easy way to ruin a great dinner or a sure way of putting distance between friends. So I've always kept my distance. But this last election got under my skin. Our options were dire. Now, as America stumbles into what has to be the most bizarre and uncertain administration in our history, it's time to take action. Check out this campaign from @1percentftp and click the link in my profile to learn more. What will be your #oathofaction?
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Hidetaka Suzuki nabs a session between surfs. North Shore, Oahu, early 2000's. The Malloy bros. and I lived in this house on Ke Nui road for 10 years. It was a little paradise, like Never Never Land. We were right on the beach at Gas Chambers; Rocky Point to the right, the Pipeline to the left, and Sunset Beach around to the corner. There were countless surfboards strewn about the yard, assorted outrigger canoes, paddleboards, and a climbing wall in the garage- friends coming and going all the time. Miss that place. Photo shot with Provia slide film. #hidetakasuzuki#provia#northshore
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Aloha Friday! Hidetaka Suzuki, North Shore, Oahu, around 2002. This unassuming legend showed up on the North Shore as a Kiteboarder, of all things. No longer obsessed with climbing hard lines around the world, it was now all about wind. But that didn't stop him from cruising the hardest routes at Waimea Bay and Mokuleia. Hidetaka stayed at my house for a bit and was the resident route setter for my climbing wall in the garage. He's the ultimate Jedi-stylemaster and one of the sweetest, most humble people I've ever met. Photo shot with Provia slide film. #alohafriday#hidetakasuzuki#hawaii#provia
So stoked for tonight! Come and hang at @thinktankdtla for the #27frames Art Show and Silent Auction benefiting @surfrider. It's starts at 6pm. Click the link in my profile.
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Join us this Thursday for the @Indoek#27Frames art show at @ThinkTankDTLA in downtown LA from 6pm-12pm. There will be beer wine, liquor and live music. Our photos will be auctioned off with all proceeds going to @Surfrider Foundation. RSVP via link in my profile. Photo: Joshua Tree shot with disposable camera for #27frames.
An outtake from a session with @shawnstussy for @playboy. December issue, 2016. "Nowadays, we're force-fed visuals. We download so much visual activity in any given day that it has become nearly impossible to find images we're passionate about. You just cruise through all these pictures with one flick of your hand. We all do it. It's a ton of information, but in the end, we're all looking at the same things. Originality gets harder....You used to have to go and physically find your influences; you had a real sense of discovery." -Stussy. Interview by @thelast3days•
The coolest part of being an ambassador for @saintarcherbrew is when a new, limited release brew shows up on my doorstep. Mosaic Double IPA in cans. It's gonna be a great weekend. #saintarcher#mosaicipa
My heroes Doug Tompkins, Rick Ridgeway and Yvon Chouinard on the summit of Cerro Kristine. Patagonia, Chile, 2008. Another hero of mine, @jimmy_chin, is just out of frame. Talk about a stacked deck! So fortunate to spend time with these guys, especially a semi-casual first ascent in the region where it all began for them. Forever Rest In Peace Doug. #180south#dougtompkins#yvonchouinard#rickridgeway
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Doug Tompkins passed away a year ago today. We will forever be celebrating his life and life's work. Thank you Doug, the bar you set is high! @conservacionpatagonica •
Photo: Doug on the first ascent of Cerro Kristine, named after his lovely wife Kris. During the making of the film 180 South. Patagonia, Chile, 2008. #conservation #dougtompkins #180south
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