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Team CLIF Bar's Winter Stoke Meter is HIGH!
Chris Benchetler getting it good. photo - Peter Morning
Team Clif Bar Blog
Dec 11, 2012
Winter Time Wonders in the Wide World of FreeSports

As the snow begins to fly so too do the fresh media morsels in the wide world of FreeSports!

With so much going on in so many places with so many off the hook individuals and CLIF partners in shredability, I figured it was high time to let them shine. Here's a look at the latest happening sport x sport in the land of the Free.


Sweetgrass Productions is back and CLIF is proud to again be supporting their creative vision in bringing us some of the best of what today’s top film makers have to offer. Valhalla coming soon….

Valhalla - Trailer

Valhalla, Sweetgrass' 4th feature film to date, is a film about the weightlessness of youth, about a wild tribe and one man's journey to rediscover the bright eyes of his childhood, the beauty and creativity of every moment.
Deep in the woods of British Columbia lies a place where people still bark at the moon. A place so wild and free that anything and everything goes. In between the hallowed pillow stacks and snow-caked trees of deep Canadian winter, our man is on a journey. Searching for what, he's not exactly sure. Without much more than a pen, a paper, and skis, he's out to find something he lost sometime long ago-- his freedom.
Shot entirely on the RED EPIC camera and backed by Sweetgrass' award-winning, face-melting, cinematography,Valhalla is a vivid explosion of color, snow, and soul.

Into the Mind-The next feature film from one of CLIF Bar’s award winning film partners Sherpas Cinema is coming soon!

Into the Mind - Trailer

Blur the lines between dream state and reality, as you perceive the world through the minds of many.  Into the Mind contemplates the experiences passed between mentors and peers to paint a philosophical portrait of human kind.  What drives us to overcome challenge? How do we justify risk?  What forces are at the core of a mountain addiction?
From the makers of All.I.Can., comes the next major story in human exploration; in the natural world and amongst our own silent thought. Creatively unique athlete segments over a multitude of mountain sport genres, window into never seen before moments.  Explore how we begin our perception of self, construct the foundations of confidence, and are ultimately led to the path of self-actualization.
Everything you’ve come to expect from Sherpas Cinema, but better! Fall 2013

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

Livin' Tiny

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 their stops. Truck fires, avalanches, overnight drives and snowy roads were just a few of their roadblocks, but the tiny house persisted into the unforgiving depths of winter and reached ultimate summits. With new friends, unforgettable powder days and warm, cozy evenings by the tiny house fire, the crew will undoubtedly never forget their expedition. Even though they were livin’ tiny, it was an adventure of epic proportions.
We invite you to experience their transportable abode through Sam Giffin’s Livin’ Tiny, an honest documentation of the epic road trip and plan your next great adventure, however tiny or large.

NIMBUS Independent - 2012 Releases featuring Team CLIF Bar's Eric Pollard and Chris Benchetler killing it in AK,BC and beyond! Check 'em out!!!

Team CLIF Bar’s HILAREE O’NEILL Talks training, women’s ski mountaineering and Everest!


Have you been watching?  The Van’s Triple Crown of Surfing is ON and CLIF Bar is proud to be back for its 3rd year of partnership. Tune in LIVE to check out the action. 

CLIF Bar compadre from the field Chris Burkard shares what INSPIRES him.
After a lot of early mornings, cold wetsuits, and epic fall conditions,he sends over
this new Inspiration reel created with the folks at Insivity.
Inspiration with Chris Burkard

...and some mighty fine work from Michael Kew featuring CLIF Bar's very own Team riders, Trevor Gordon and Chadd Konig - Triptych


For 20 years, Jailhouse Rock outside of Sonora, CA was an open secret. The cliff line held some of California’s hardest routes. Climbers like Beth Rodden (Team CLIF) and Alex Honnold (Team CLIF) cut their teeth there, but access was sensitive. The approach trail ran through private property. While the landowner was supportive of climbing, he also asked that Jailhouse remain a relative secret. No guidebooks. No Internet spray. In 2011, the Access Fund and local climbers negotiated an easement with the landowner that opened a whole new era in Jailhouse climbing.

 OPEN ACCESS  Video #1- Jailhouse Rock
CLIF Bar is proud to support the Open Access video project;  focusing on 3 iconic climbing locations, their access issues and the successes achievable through support and partnership with The Access

Alex Honnold featured in Esquire UK!

The REEL ROCK 7 DVD, Blu-ray and HD download is here. Buy it now!

PLUS- Sender does CBS!


Check out the Hans Rey coffee-table book of his greatest adventures: the bucket-list of places to ride for every mountain biker! And a great holiday gift idea. Preview or order the book here:

Team CLIF Bar’s Hans Rey and Danny MacAskill ride Italy!

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B Cole
Winter Sports, Mountain Biking, Climbing, Surfing, Other Sports
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