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somethin bout nothin: Kelly Cordes on Alpinism

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Climber, writer and Patagonia product tester Kelly Cordes takes us through his training strategy for alpine climbing and reflects on disaster style alpinism.

“The odds on very difficult alpine climbs are not in your favor. So there’s no excuse to show up unprepared, to show up out of shape.”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2g7DnGyYGnw

The Cleanest Line — Weblog for the employees, friends and customers of the outdoor clothing company Patagonia. Visit Patagonia.com to see what we do.

Footage by Tim Davis, Dan Gambino, Chris Thompson and Josh Thompson Stills by Kelly Cordes and Josh Wharton Edited by Stuart Bjornlie