Weekend Watch: Mountain of Storms

Catch a showing of this 50-year-old cult classic featuring the founders of Patagonia and The North Face.
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The year was 1968 in California. A group of five friends who called themselves the Fun Hogs—Yvon Chouinard, Doug Tompkins, Dick Dorworth, Chris Jones, and Lito Tejada-Flores—crammed into an old van and surfed, skied, and climbed their way south toward Patagonia in South America. There, the dirtbags put up the first ascent of Cerro Fitz Roy's South Buttress—fittingly now called the "California Route."

To celebrate the film’s 50th anniversary, Patagonia is showing it to audiences across the country as part of its first a wide release. It will also be available for digital purchase on Oct. 9.

Here’s what's left of the tour schedule:

10/5/18 - Rock Climb Fairfield – Fairfield, CT - 7 PM

10/5/18 – Vertical World Seattle – Seattle, WA – 6:30 p.m.*

10/5/18 – Old Depot Theatre – Dillon, MT – 6:30 p.m.

10/6/18 – Patagonia Haleiwa – Haleiwa, HI – 6:30 p.m.

10/7/18 – Patagonia Denver – Denver, CO – 5:30 p.m.*

10/8/18 – Patagonia Pasadena – Pasadena, CA – 7 p.m.

10/8/18 – Boulder Theater – Boulder, CO – 5 p.m.*

10/9/18 – Patagonia Freeport – Freeport, ME – 7:30 p.m.

10/9/18 – Patagonia Upper West Side – New York, NY – 7 p.m.

10/9/18 – Patagonia San Francisco – San Francisco, CA – 6:30 p.m.

10/11/18 – Patagonia Santa Cruz – Santa Cruz, CA – 7 p.m.

10/11/18 – Patagonia St. Paul – St. Paul, MN – 7 p.m.

10/11/18 – Patagonia Westport – Westport, CT – 7 p.m.

12/5/18 – Bozeman Ice Festival – Bozeman, MT

2/13/19 – Michigan Ice Festival – Munising, MI

*With special guest, Timmy O'Neill

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