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Mar. 26, 2014
Sufferfest with Alex Honnold & Cedar Wright

Last year you might recall that Team Bar Athletes Alex Honnold and Cedar Wright set off on an incredible cycling journey to climb all of California’s 14,000 ft peaks. Now, for the first time, CLIF Bar and Epic TV are proud to present the complete story in all its glory. Voted one of the best adventure films of 2013 by Outside Magazine and an official selection of the Banff Festival of Mountain Films World Tour, Sufferfest guarantees an entertaining and often hilarious experience for all! Watch the video as Alex and Cedar pedal themselves down the state and climb some…

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Mar. 5, 2014
Watch the Swatch Freeride World Tour Live!

The SWATCH Freeride World Tour makes its fourth stop on Wednesday, March 5th in Snowbird, Utah. CLIF Bar is proud to support the FWT once again, and this week’s competition at Snowbird, famous for its diverse terrain and copious amounts of snow, guarantees to be a great! The webcast is scheduled to start today at 9:45am MST with the live competition beginning at 10am MST. Tune in live and enjoy the ride! FWT14 LIVE HERE ! - SWATCH FREERIDE WORLD TOUR... by FreerideWorldTourTV CLIF Bar is a sponsor of the North American stops on the World Tour which this year…

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Dec. 3, 2013
Alex Honnold Live!

Join us tonight at 7 p.m. PST as we drop into the The North Face Speaker Series! Team CLIF Bar’s Alex Honnold & climbing legend Peter Croft talk Risk and Reward: Into The Free-Soloist's Mind Peter Croft is a legend and pioneer of free soloing, the much-storied pursuit of climbing without a rope. Over the past few decades Peter has carved his name into the history books in Yosemite and has been a hero figure for so many, including world-renowned free soloist, 28-year old Alex Honnold (Team CLIF Bar). Alex and Peter will connect live tonight and give a glimpse…

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Sep. 12, 2013
Sweetgrass Reflections with Molly Baker

As we ramp up for the WORLD Premier of VALHALLA tomorrow night, we thought it would be fun to take look behind the curtain and into the world of what goes into making this kind of creative magic. Team CLIF Bar's Molly Baker shares a bit about life on the road with the Sweetgrass crew below. Over the past two winters life has been weird. I’ve lived in a 112-square foot cabin on wheels with three to four boys, using hot springs to shower, eating quesadillas and CLIF Bars for every meal, having vehicles catch on fire, and car mechanics…

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Aug. 8, 2013
Join CLIF Bar LIVE at CRANKWORX August 9th-18th !

That’s right friends and fans of the two wheeled off-road wonder…CLIF Bar is back for our 4th year as a sponsor of the largest mountain bike event in the WORLD! Check out the schedule below and join us daily for the LIVE WEBCAST here on clifbar.com. Keep your eyes peeled for Team CLIF Bar athletes Graham Agassiz, Andrew Shandro, Matt Hunter, Kirt Voreis, Jeff Lenosky, Eric Porter, Carson Storch and more. The team will be there shredding and sending all that Crankworx has to offer. Come join us at the events in Whistler if you can, or join us live…

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Apr. 1, 2013
“Learning to Fly” by Team CLIF Bar Climber Steph Davis

Steph Davis is a long time Team CLIF Bar family member and a superstar in the climbing community. She’s ascended some of the world’s most awe-inspiring peaks and was the first woman to free climb the Salathé Wall in Yosemite and to free solo the Longs Peak Diamond. Following a time of great transition and change a number of years ago, Steph suddenly found herself without a partner, a career, a source of income…or a purpose. In the company of only her beloved dog Fletch, Davis sets off on a search for a new identity, and discovers skydiving. Though falling…

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Feb. 27, 2013
Watch Team CLIF Bar Riders Live at the SWATCH Freeride World Tour

The SWATCH Freeride World Tour makes its fourth stop at Kirkwood Mountain Resort Wednesday, February 27. CLIF Bar is proud to support the FWT once again, and this week’s competition guarantees to be a great one right here in our very own backyard high sierra venue. The competition and webcast are both scheduled to start today at 9am. Tune in Live and Enjoy the Ride! Keep an eye out for Team CLIF Bar’s Josh Daiek and get a taste for how local Truckee and tour hopeful Sean Collin prepares for his day of competition with the CLIF Bar Daily Feed!…

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Jan. 10, 2013
CLIF Bar Hosts the Freeride World Tour LIVE on the Mac Daddy Face

After four days of snowy British Columbia, Canada weather, the SWATCH Freeride World Tour by The North Face 2013 (FWT) officially announces its day of competition on Mackenzie Peak’s “Mac Daddy” face Friday, January 11, 2013. CLIF has proudly partnered with the event again in 2013, and the exciting first stop of the global big mountain freeriding comp can be witnessed from anywhere in the world via the live webcast below and is also available at freerideworldtour.com. Friday’s day of competition will start at 9:00am PST (6pm CET) and will begin with the men’s snowboarding, and then men’s freeskiing runs.…

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Nov. 6, 2012
Livin’ Tiny: Traveling in a 112-square-foot House

Where would you go if your house were portable? Would you spend each night in a new spot? Stay camped in a discovered utopia forever? Or would you leave life as a vagabond to the experts? The Outdoor Research (and CLIF Bar supported) Sidecountry skiers and snowboarders had to answer that question last year while traveling with their 112-square-foot tiny house in search of the ski bum’s dream—the perfect ski area parking lot. Where would the snow accumulate and who would welcome the tiny house with open arms? Colorado, Utah, Washington, Wyoming and British Columbia were just a few of…

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May. 3, 2012
CLIF Kit: Jeremy Jones’ Further Unplugged

With the constant physical demands of bottom-up approaches, Jeremy Jones (Team CLIF Bar) knows that reliable fuel is just as important as reliable equipment. When Jeremy sets off on another challenging ascent, CLIF SHOT Bloks and SHOT Gels are his go-to source for the full-force nutrition needed to top out, drop in, and get back to camp in one piece. Check out this episode of Further Unplugged and get a better sense for what's going into Jeremy's pack (and body) on his epicly long days deep in the backcountry. <br /> Further Unplugged takes you behind the scenes of Jeremy…

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Apr. 25, 2012
Headed for the High Point: Team CLIF Bar to the Top of the World

A couple of months back I got a call from Team CLIF Bar's Hilaree O'neill. Though we were set to talk about a couple of trips she had put in for with the North Face, that would be no small feats in themselves, our conversation quickly turned to something else that had come up and was quickly taking precedent. Everest! As the conversation unfolded, Hilaree shared with me the plan. 6 North Face athletes (Cory Richards and Hilarre O'Neill both being CLIF BAR Team members) were set to embark on the experience of a lifetime. Seeking to repeat the…

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Apr. 4, 2012
Catching Up with TCB FreeSport Athletes

It's been a busy time around these parts, and while you all have been getting out and getting after it, so too have a number of members of Team CLIF Bar's Free Sports roster.   In this post you’ll find some of the latest happenings across all four of our Free Sports from a handful of our fine athlete ambassadors in the field. Get stoked and then get back out there! Han’s “No Way” Rey Rides India - VIDEO Hans Rey (Team CLIF Bar), Richie Schley, and Joscha Forstreuter travelled to the Indian Himalayas. Their goal: to reach the mysterious Roopkund…

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Feb. 9, 2012
The SIDECOUNTRY SESSIONS: Tiny House Touring with Outdoor Research

It's not every day that the phone rings and we are given the chance to support a cadre of hard charging skiers and boarders in a totally fresh fashion. Well, maybe not entirely fresh, but certainly a way of embracing the winter that has all but died on the vine of how we look to get it done when the goods fall on the mountain towns that winter blesses with each changing season. Armed with one rattletrap truck, a handcrafted tiny house on the trailer behind it, and who knows how many CLIF BARs, changes of gear, and pairs of…

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Feb. 8, 2012
Kyle Thiermann: Surfing for Change

When Kyle Thiermann surfs, people watch… and when he talks, people listen. As one of our youngest and newest additions to Team CLIF Bar, we are honored to support Kyle and his ongoing project Surfing for Change. Not only does Kyle love to get out and get after when the waves are firing, but he is also an inspiration to us all when it comes to Protecting the Places We Play. Here at Clif Bar we like to measure success on a number of different levels, and Kyle’s way of being hits home at the heart of many of the…

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Oct. 27, 2011
Climber Cedar Wright on Clif Bar’s Day of Action

Following Clif Bar’s Day of Action on October 1, Team CLIF Bar climber Cedar Wright submitted this video. Cedar was one of the participants in the Access Fund’s Day of Action event and created this piece based on his experience. As Ceedy puts it, “I had the pleasure of taking part in Clif Bar's Meet the Moment 'Day of Action,' which partnered with the Access Fund and their 2011 National Access and Stewardship Summit to do some trail work at North Table Mountain -- the local climbing area of Golden Colorado. Clif bar and The Access Fund are both committed…

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Jul. 5, 2011
Ridin’ and Ramblin’ with Team Clif Bar’s Chris Benchetler and Kimmy Fasani

Can you feel it? Summer is finally upon us, and just in time for some outdoor fun in the sun. To inspire some epic adventures of your own, I thought it might be apropos to share a little bit about what some of the good people we work with here at Team Clif HQ get themselves into this time of year. Have you ever wondered what professional snow sport athletes (who didn’t go south for the extended winter) find themselves doing to keep inspired? Well, if you’re Team Clif members Chris Benchetler and Kimmy Fasani, living the good life in…

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Jun. 22, 2011
Summer Solstice Stoke

Eric Porter is a guy who likes to ride bikes. In fact he likes to ride so much, that he spent his entire Summer Solstice getting after it in the mountains all around Utah. Like many of us, Eric likes to ride all kinds of bikes and on this extra long day he put together quite the bike adventure scramble for all those crazy enough to join the fun. Check out Eric’s account from the day below, and remember that even though the Solstice has come and gone, we still have some of the longest days of summer lingering in…

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Jun. 13, 2011
Santa Cruz Syndicate’s Greg Minnaar Makes His Move

Slicing and dicing along the journey to the top of the podium; Team Clif Bar sponsored Santa Cruz Syndicate’s very own Greg Minnaar has positioned himself nicely into the leader’s jersey. Check out the blow by blow (and some sweet pics from the adventures of late) from team manager extraordinaire Kathy Sessler! Santa Cruz Syndicate’s Greg Minnaar (SRAM/RockShox), moves into the leader’s jersey with his big win at the UCI Downhill World Cup in Fort William, Scotland. This was his fourth win at Fort William at the 10th running of the downhill classic on in the Nevis Range, and it…

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Jun. 13, 2011
Digging In and Going Big at UDUG 2011!

The second annual UpsideDown and UnderGround (UDUG) Bike Competition was off the hook this year! Jamie Goldman (Santa Cruz Syndicate/Team Clif Bar) worked tirelessly to ensure that his backyard creation for the UDUG2011 course was better than ever. Huge thanks to Jamie for the inspiration to gather the tribe, share his ride zone, and encourage the evolution of a mighty fine time for all. We here at Clif can’t wait to see what next year may bring!

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May. 25, 2011
On the Road with Solitaire Episode IV: Low Tide

In this episode, the Sweetgrass family lands in Las Lenas, Argentina, for several weeks of fending off women, beef, and various strains of the common cold in hopes of actually making some turns on snow. Settle in with some steak and Malbec, and join the team behind-the-scenes of their upcoming film Solitaire.

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May. 18, 2011
Boat is Always Half Full

You might recall seeing a phenomenal video posted here not long ago (and all over the internet for that matter) featuring Team Clif Bar surfer Pete Devries (as created by Jeremy Koreski). All photo credit to Jeremy Koreski. Or perhaps you caught a glimpse of this month’s cover of Surfer Magazine, featuring none other than Pete again. In case you missed both of those, look no further; for he’s gone out and posted up again. Not unlike the Pete we’ve come to know and love, this entry features a little look into the adventurous style that makes for an everyday…

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May. 11, 2011
Chris Davenport Drops the Lhotse Face

This just in from Team CLIF Bar athlete Chris Davenport… Namaste and greetings everyone! We are finally back down in Basecamp after our second rotation on the mountain. We did six nights at Camp II, which is at 21,400 feet and had excellent weather while we were up there acclimatizing. The great thing about Camp II is that you are right up under the Southwest Face and below the Lhotse Face as well, so the views are stunning and you really feel as if you are high on the mountain. While we were there Neal and I had some time…

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May. 5, 2011
Specialized ALLRIDE Academy Killing Vampires, Plus First Pro Gravity Tour Stop

AllRide filmer Gunnar Oliphant gives a firsthand account of the vampire action and shares a freakishly fun video of the experience. The first Pro GRT Race of the season was in Port Angeles, Washington and I was lucky enough to go to it with the Specialized AllRide Academy. With AllRide, we always try to come up with creative videos that are different from the standard bike edits to try to set the program apart from others. When we arrived in Port Angeles we saw a Twilight store (which we laughed at) and were later informed that Twilight was based near…

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May. 3, 2011
Santa Cruz Syndicate Kicks Off the Season in Style

Team Clif Bar sponsored Santa Cruz Syndicate was firing on all cylinders this weekend as Steve Peat, Greg Minnaar and Josh Bryceland all finished in the top ten and took top team honors at the UCI World Cup season opener in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa. With his hometown oneLife crew and family watching, Minnaar dug deep and pedaled his brains out to attempt a repeat of his win in PMB two years ago, but Aaron Gwin just edged him out for the win by a quarter of a second. After warming the hotseat for 25 riders, Peat had a big grin…

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Apr. 28, 2011
Defying Gravity: Team Clif Bar Athletes Sending to All-New Heights in Yosemite!

As if the history and evolution of Yosemite Valley climbing wasn’t enough to inspire awe amongst the masses, Team CLIF BAR Climbers Alex Honnold, Dean Potter and Cedar Wright are amidst a small handful or progressive climbers truly pushing the limits well beyond what was ever thought possible in the vertical realm. *ALL PHOTOS COURTESY OF JIMMY CHIN. Go behind the scenes with Jimmy in this video!* No strangers to these iconic California walls of wonder, these fine gents find themselves featured as the climbing leaders of today in this May’s issue of National Geographic magazine. For a sweet video…

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Apr. 27, 2011
On the Road with Solitaire Episode III: The Raptor

Just as I was starting to wonder when the next episode of On the Road with Solitaire would bless us with its presence… BAM! It blows onto my desktop like a breath of fresh Andean air! Here’s another amazing installment from our fine friends at Sweetgrass Productions. With 12 shorts coming our way in this kind of quality, I can only imagine what the full-length film is going to deliver! Enjoy On the Road with Solitaire III: The Raptor.

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Apr. 26, 2011
Benchetler and the Boys Killing it in AK

It's no secret -- AK can either make or break your career...and your wallet. You either get to sit for weeks throwing money into the rotor blades, not skiing and learning a lot about patience and solitude, or in this case you fly up and score the minute you step off the plane. There's no denying how lucky we just got it up there. Eric Pollard, myself (Chris Benchetler), and Bryce Phillips just returned home from an epic trip to Haines, Alaska. We went up on an open ended ticket with hopes to fly with Alaska Heli Skiing out at…

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Apr. 14, 2011
High Times on Big Spring Lines

You might recall the last time that Team CLIF BAR ski mountaineer John Morrison and Christian Pondella came to life together on the Team CLIF site. For a tiny refresher, it was the INCREDIBLE HULK story. No small feat in itself; skiing both couloirs of the Incredible Hulk back to back with Team Clif Telemark skier Lorenzo Worster and Nate Greenberg. With the inspiration that only another great day in the sierra high country can bring, this dynamic duo teamed up once again, this time with their sights set on the ever illusive Split Couloir on Split Mountain 14,058’. Read…

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Mar. 30, 2011
Team Clif Bar Welcomes a New Surfer to the Mix - Meet Pete Devries

This year Clif Bar & Company has been proud to be one of a few founding supporters of Innersection, a project created by surf film legend Taylor Steele and Surfing Magazine editor Nathan Myers. Chances are that if you surf and like to watch incredibly beautiful footage of people totally ripping, then you probably already know about Innersection. If you haven’t heard of it (or simply don’t fancy yourself a surfer), it’s high time you treat yourself to a visual feast and get your finger on the pulse of today’s most inspiring and progressive competitive surfing platform. Thanks to our…

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Mar. 23, 2011
This is Skiing!

Over the course of the last year, I have had the pleasure of getting to know Nick Waggoner and his partners at Sweetgrass Productions. They are truly incredible individuals with a vision unlike any others in the world of film today. It’s an honor to be in involved with helping them to bring this project to life…from the desk Clif Bar where I sit, working for this one of a kind organization that aims to share the love right back through bringing beauty and vision full circle to feed the stoke for all. I am grateful for the connections that…

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Mar. 21, 2011
Fantastic Foursome Take on the Incredible Hulk

Team CLIF BAR member Lorenzo Worster and Mammoth based Telemark ski mountaineer Nate Greenberg (co-author of Backcountry Skiing California's Eastern Sierra) have been long time friends. Though they have traveled and skied throughout the US, the reality is that they have done very little skiing in Sierra together. So when Lorenzo called Nate and proposed putting together a day of skiing in the Bridgeport area, Nate jumped on it. In the flow of their planning process, they managed to grab another Mammoth local (and world renowned adventure photographer) Christian Pondella and Tahoe based Team CLIF ski mountaineer John Morrison. The…

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Mar. 7, 2011
Bouldering in France: Fontainebleau Cheese and Slopers

When you live in Yosemite year round like Team CLIF BAR climber Beth Rodden, the winter season can get a little tough to say the least. With 2 storms in the past 3 weeks bringing over 10 feet of snow to the Sierra, it’s no wonder that Beth and her crew of climbing partners up and left town in search of some more suitable climbing conditions. Below Beth gives a firsthand account of some of her travels in France, exploration of some of the culinary delights, and time well spent with friends in the forest of Fontainebleau. A month in…

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Mar. 3, 2011
John Morrison Touches Base Between Summits

There are very few people that get after it in the backcountry like Team CLIF BAR member John Morrison. Though now up to ears in powder again, here is a first-hand account from some of his January excursions into the great Eastern Sierra. January's run of high pressure in California has made it a month to remember for back country skiing and ski mountaineering in the High Sierra. Clear skies and stable weather made tagging peaks and skiing amazing lines a breeze. The incredible powder conditions early in the month were replaced by equally enjoyable corn snow conditions. Coverage is…

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Feb. 23, 2011
On The Road with Solitaire: The Making of the Ski and Snowboard Film

On The Road with Solitaire is a 12-part webisode series following Sweetgrass Productions in the making of their new 2-year project, the South American backcountry ski and snowboarding film "Solitaire." New episodes will be released on the 21st of every month, and as a proud supporter of this beautiful work, we at Clif Bar & Company are excited to bring them to you here. Episode One introduces Solitaire and some of the landscapes the crew encountered in their first season of filming in the snowbound badlands of the Southern Hemisphere. In the high desert of South America, winter takes hold,…

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Feb. 15, 2011
How do you Mountain?

Check out this video blog from Team CLIF BAR skier Caroline Gleich. Caroline recently submitted this as an entry for a contest asking, “How do you Mountain?” And because Caroline is one of our newest additions to the Team Clif Bar roster, we thought you might like to get a sense for who she is and how she likes to play in the high country. You can also keep up on Caroline’s latest adventures by checking out her personal blog at carolinegleich.com.

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Feb. 14, 2011
The Guinness World Record for Longest Surf Session for Bill Laity

First Kelly's tenth world title and now this! 2010 is literally one for the books, because Bill Laity, Swell.com's eternal grom, has just received the official word from the good people at Guinness World Records that he is now the current world record holder for the longest, continuous surf session. Clif Bar is proud to have been able to provide Bill with the nutrition he needed over the course of his 26-hour adventure. Cheers Bill! And in case you missed the video documenting Bill’s epic, check it out!

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Feb. 10, 2011
VIDEO: All Ride Winter Shred Featuring Kurt Voreis

Check out this fresh video from the crew at All Ride. Team CLIF BAR rider Kirt Voreis and the gang have made lemonade from the amazing lemons of the recent spring like conditions of late. No need to put away the skis for good yet, but it's not a bad idea to pump some air into the tires and go see what it’s like out there. Judging from this video, conditions are not too shabby. Enjoy the ride!

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Jan. 26, 2011
VIDEO: Chris Del Moro Surfs his Way into Action

When Team CLIF BAR surfer Chris Del Moro reached out a couple of months back to tell us about a backyard road trip that he’d be taking up the California coastline, it seemed like a natural opportunity to join forces and share a bit of adventure and advocacy from along the way. Teamed up with Saltwater Collective’s Justin Krumb, the dynamic duo created this little gem to tell a few of the tales from their journey north. Here at Clif Bar, we are thrilled to work with the likes of athletes, activists and artists like Chris and the organizations that…

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Jan. 10, 2011
Team CLIF BAR Athlete Mike Libecki’s Photo Journal from Afghanistan

Here's a tremendous expedition and an inspiring story of Team CLIF BAR Athlete Mike Libecki -- a photo journal of his experience looking for new routes and cultural connection/understanding in the far reaches of Afghanistan. It's definitely a great read, paired with some amazing photos. Enjoy!

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Dec. 13, 2010
Moonlight Dreams: Cedar Wright Stands atop Moonlight Buttress

Team CLIF BAR is comprised of some of the most impressive and personable people in outdoor sport today, and Cedar Wright is no exception. We are proud to welcome Cedar to the team and look forward to feeding his dreams on adventures to come.   Below is an account from Cedar’s recent (and extremely impressive) onsight of Moonlight Buttress. I’m about 800 feet up Moonlight Buttress, one of the most classic and iconic big wall free climbs in the world, at the crossroads between a dream and disappointment. This world famous route has been climbed no falls, first try only…

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Dec. 3, 2010
VIDEO: Chris Benchetler: Gettin’ it Done

For the past few years Team CLIF BAR skier Chris Benchetler has dedicated a majority of his seasons to Nimbus Independent: A film company that releases free webisodes online at Nimbus Independent. This video is a new installment from "The Rider Edited Series" that will showcase each individual’s entire season's worth of footage. Skied, produced and edited by the rider himself! Chris has played an integral part in pushing the limits of skiing in the backcountry, and this past season he focused primarily on skiing natural terrain, chasing storms and hitting backcountry jumps. This encompasses all those things put together…

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Nov. 30, 2010
World Record Surf Session: 26 Hours and 147 Waves

It’s very rare when a day goes by that the phone doesn’t ring with somebody on the other end of the line gearing up for what guarantees to be an incredible adventure. And in order for that adventure to take place, that somebody is going to need food. Not just any food, but the kind of food that they can count on to help them through what’s to come. They love that we’re organic. They love that we’re employee owned. They love that we care about the planet and the future of the places where we like to play. They…

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Nov. 29, 2010
Rolling the Ancient Wonders with Hans “No Way” Rey

Team CLIF BAR athlete Hans Rey ventured to Jordan for...biking? If you've never thought of the middle-east as a riding destination, think again. When I received a phone call from the producer of the popular TV series, ‘Ride Guide’ asking me if I would like to go with them to Jordan in the Middle East, I was pretty excited. Jordan has been on my “Places to ride” list for a long time. Who wouldn’t want the chance to explore this ancient land as a biking destination? Most people have seen pictures of the sandstone city of Petra, I wanted to…

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Nov. 19, 2010
All.I.Can: A Film that Fuses Riding and the Environment

We at Clif Bar & Company love to support great people doing great work. And this particular project is no exception. Thanks to a ton of hard work and countless hours, we get to enjoy phenomenal footage from some amazing athletes in some outrageous locations; and all the while with a perspective on what it takes to respect and protect the places where we all love to play. Have a look below at what to expect from All.I.Can, and check the trailer for some stoke on the winter to come. Big ups to all who are doing their part and…

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Nov. 3, 2010
Three Men, Three Histories, One Goal

Timmy O’Neill is America's most outrageous climber. He has set "gob-smacking" speed climbing records from Yosemite to Patagonia. He partners with leading amputee and spinal injury athletes in ascension and technology development, stating, "Seeing my friends overcome their disabilities and achieve the seemingly impossible feeds my soul, forces me to reach even further!" He is a leading speaker on the adaptive process in climbing and travels the world sharing stories and inspiration. Timmy also enjoys playing rock and roll drums, mountain biking, slack lining, white water kayaking and scarfing CLIF SHOT BLOKS by the handful. I had my first taste…

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Oct. 28, 2010
TEAM CLIF BAR’s Chris Benchetler and Kimmy Fasani Surf before Snowfall

What to do when the seasons begin to change but the snow has yet to fall? Here’s a look at what TEAM CLIF BAR athletes Chris Benchetler and Kimmy Fasani did with some of their “idle” time. Thanks for the inspiration! Take it away, Chris. Last week I received a call from my friend Julien (thanks for the pics!) telling me that there was a good west-northwest swell heading towards the coast. Because I was long overdue for some surf, Kimmy Fasani and I packed up the truck super last minute and headed South for a surf and camping trip.…

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Oct. 25, 2010
VIDEO: TEAM CLIF BAR’s Eric Porter Rides Alaska

You've read some tales and seen some stills, but nothing quite illustrates the adventure that Eric Porter took to Alaska a couple of months back like this short video created by Don Hampton of DH productions. Big thanks to Eric and Don for going big and sharing this gem with the good people of Clif Bar and beyond.

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Oct. 12, 2010
TEAM CLIF BAR Climber Dean Potter Recounts Free Solo Climb of Yosemite’s Half Dome

As the light of the seasons begins to change, days are shorter, shadows grow longer, and the prime time to climb comes to life! Here is an historic personal account by TEAM CLIF BAR's Dean Potter and his 1998 Speed Solo of Half Dome. Though this climb is one of the past, the imagery, the sentiments and the sensations awakened are truly timeless. Climb on Dean! Entranced by the flight of a raven, I watch its shadow move effortlessly against golden, shimmering granite. I long to be that free, flying above the cluttered world of normalcy, where so many are…

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B Cole
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Team Clif Bar

Oct. 5, 2010
Clif Bar and the Climbing Bum Adventure

When Drew LaPlante and Alex Biale reached out to Clif Bar back in the late spring, we here at Clif had no idea about what kind of summer style adventure they were soon to be embarking on. Judging from the adventures they have along their journey to date, it sounds like it’s been a great one; and never shy for food or frivolity to keep the routes a flowing. Chalked full of fun and endless enthusiasm, this dynamic duo has had one heck of road trip. Check out their tales from the road and look to these cats to inspire…

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B Cole
Category:
Team Clif Bar

Oct. 4, 2010
TEAM CLIF BAR Snowboarder Kimmy Fasani Shreds in The Storming

When TEAM CLIF BAR snowboarder extraordinaire Kimmy Fasani recently reached out to share a bit of what she was up to last winter (and the results of all her incredible hard work hiking, shoveling, filming, riding and flying) we here at Clif Bar HQ could not believe our eyes. Not only is Kimmy going bigger than most of the guys out there, but she's doing it in mad style with her great big, contagious smile along the way. Kimmy’s most recent work comes to life as one of the featured female riders in this year’s release from Standard Films. Kimmy…

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B Cole
Category:
Team Clif Bar

Sep. 21, 2010
TEAM CLIF BAR’s Forrest Shearer Films New Production in Argentina

It’s not as though most of us think of summer as a time to sharpen the edges and pack up the winter back-country gear, but when you are Forrest Shearer and part of the crew running with Sweetgrass Productions, that’s exactly what you do. Forrest recently had a chance to join the Sweetgrass (who took the amazing photos in this post) posse down in Argentina to work on the next highly anticipated release from the creators of Signatures. Clif Bar couldn’t be more stoked to have Forrest as part of TEAM CLIF BAR and to be working in partnership with…

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B Cole
Category:
Team Clif Bar

Sep. 14, 2010
TEAM CLIF BAR’s Eric Porter and Friends Ride Alaska

This just in from TEAM CLIF BAR rider Eric Porter: Eric spent what sounds like an epic couple of weeks in Alaska riding some big lines and boosting off of bar tops. Check out the stories below from one of Eric’s greatest trips of all time. Well I'm home again from another amazing two-wheeled adventure, this time in Alaska! I went there with Kelly McGarry and Chris Van Dine, and we spent two weeks camping and riding. We also had Harookz (who took all the images in this post) shooting stills, Don Hampton on video, Alec Cattarin on POV, and…

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B Cole
Category:
Team Clif Bar

Sep. 3, 2010
VIDEO: Jeremy Jones’ Deeper Trailer

Clif Bar & Company is a supporting sponsor of Teton Gravity Research, and their newest release is -- titled Deeper -- features the likes of none other than TEAM CLIF BAR riders Jeremy Jones and Forrest Shearer. If you haven’t heard the buzz or know the back story, you must check out the trailer below. Deeper, "follows Jeremy, Forrest and other top freeriders as they travel to the world's snowboarding meccas and venture past the boundaries of helicopters, snowmobiles and lifts to explore an untouched realm." Looks truly spectacular...and utterly insane. The WORLD premier hits next Friday, September 10 at…

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B Cole
Category:
Events, Team Clif Bar

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