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Chris Benchetler getting it good. photo - Peter Morning
Team Clif Bar Blog
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 of apple pie moonshine recently. As I tilted the half-full (or was it half-empty) mason jar to my lips, I was expecting an oral inferno of paint thinner injected crab apple juice but instead offered a surprised, "Delicious!" before belting another slug. Katie's sister made it. This fruity flavored hooch, more hobby than authentic bootlegging, brought to mind our nation's dip into Prohibition, (piously given the misnomer, The Noble Experiment) but also reminded me that I was still standing and sipping in a 'dry county'.

 

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B Cole
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Climbing
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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.

TCB's Chris and Kimmy surf before the snow hits - 1

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

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B Cole
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Surfing
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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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B Cole
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Mountain Biking
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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 some additional adventures of your own before the seasons start to turn. Big ups to Drew and Alex for sharing the Clif love along the way! Keep on sending boys. We'll see you upon your return.

TEAM CLIF BAR and 27Crags 1

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B Cole
Category: 
Climbing
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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 shares a bit of the adventure of her experience on this project below. Last season I was given an opportunity to work with the world famous Standard Films, one of the most highly respected snowboard film companies in the industry. The day I was asked to be part of this project I was speechless.

TEAM CLIF BAR's Kimmy Fasani 2

Photo Credit: Nate Christenson
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B Cole
Category: 
Winter Sports
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