Patagonia: Notes from the Field

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Nora Gallagher
Chronicle Books, Sep 1, 1999 - Nature - 144 pages
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The people who use Patagonia gear have explored the furthest extremities of wildnessfrom the icy waters of the Labrador Sea to the baking hot, vertical granite of El Capitan. Patagonia: Notes from the Field delivers an intense glimpse of those front lines in a spectacular collection of essays and photographs commissioned for Patagonia. Authors such as Paul Theroux, Gretel Ehrlich, Russell Chatham, Rick Ridgeway, and Tom McGuane offer first-hand perspectivesoften off-beat and sometimes unsettlingon our relationship to the natural world. Their words capture life-threatening moments and sudden insights into the soul of a sport. The accompanying images may command silence (the tiny silhouettes of climbers on a distant snowy ridge) or elicit a whoop of joy (a kayaker dropping off a 20-foot waterfall). Editor Nora Gallagher has collected the best essays and images from Patagonia's award-winning catalog and melded them with newly commissioned material to create an intelligent, powerful, and vital portrait of "life out there." Patagonia: Notes from the Field will appeal to adventurers, travelers, and dreamers everywhere.
  

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Patagonia: Notes from the Field is a collection of photographs and essays that stir the senses. Commissioned for Patagonia, the outdoor clothing and gear company, and with an introduction from its legendary founder, Yvon Chouinard, Notes from the Field delivers in both image and word. Read full review

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The making of Patagonia...the business and design, risk taking behind the american company Read full review

Contents

INTRODUCTION Yvon Chouinard
Five Water Stories Susie Caldwell 39 Of Avalanches and Weddings Kitty Calhoun 42 One Salmon Russell Chatham 46 Opihi Man Claire Chouinard ...
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From the lyth Pitch of the North American Wall Yvon Chouinard
51
Rain Forest Wade Davis
52
Walking the River Michael Delp
55
Fiji Evening Daniel Duane
56
Ice Roses David James Duncan
58
Canoe Blessing John Dutton
61
Damage Control Doug Peacock
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Staying Dry in the Aleutians Mark Renneker M D
98
too A Jungle Mirror Rick Ridgeway 102 Backcountry Boogie Don Roberts
102
Nanga ParbatA Winter Attempt Victor Sounders
105
Sailing Alone David Scully
109
in Faith Anne Smith
111
Butterflies Jim Snyder
114
Angel on High John Sterling
117

Cornwallis Island Canada Gretel Ehrlich
63
Texas Larry Eisner
65
The Light at the Top of the World Sam George
66
Away from the Mountain Laurence Hasten
71
Shell Shocked Warren Hollinger and Lu Setnicka
72
The Secrets of the Night Sarah Malarkey
74
Waiting Row Matous
76
Drowning Bob McDougall
79
TwentyOne Beats Twenty Thomas McGuane
81
Feral Hunger Ellen Meloy
85
Opposed at the Equator Dave Olsen
87
Forty Yards of Separation Dave Parmenter
93
Ulua Rell Sunn
119
Big Rubber Pants Jennifer Foote Sweeney
122
Traditional Time Paul Theroux
125
Friendship Kristine McDivitt Tompkins
128
The Saddle Jack Turner
129
Springwater Ann Weiler Walka
133
Cezannes Carrot Alice Waters
135
The Dress Jean Weiss
136
Another Tricky Day Mark Wilford
138
AUTHOR BIOGRAPHIES
140
PHOTO CREDITS
144
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About the author (1999)

Yvon Chouinard is the founder of Patagonia, Inc. He started his career in the outdoor business selling hand-forged climbing gear from the back of his car. Since publishing his first one-page mimeographed catalog in 1964, he has built a company with a reput

Nora Gallagher has edited the Patagonia catalog for 15 years. Her essays have appeared in the New York Times Magazine, Mother Jones, and other publications. Author of the book Things Seen and Unseen, she lives in Santa Barbara, California.

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