A Sampling of Patagonia Books:
Surf is Where You Find It: Gerry Lopez tells through a collection of stories the lessons he’s gleaned from a lifetime of surfing. (Revised and Updated April 2014)
Beyond the Mountain: Steve House, whom Reinhold Messner calls “the best high-altitude climber in the world today,” recounts his coming of age as an alpinist and why climbing “is more about process than achievement.”
Doug Chadwick’s The Wolverine Way is a tale of adventure that immerses the reader in what it takes to unravel the mysteries and threats to an animal that can climb harder and longer than the best human winter mountaineer.
The Responsible Company, by Yvon Chouinard and Vincent Stanley, offers our insights into the process of reducing the impact of our own company.
Glen Denny’s Yosemite in the Sixties: a collection of black-and-white photographs that celebrate the golden age of big wall climbing in America, the wellspring of our company’s most foundational principles.
180° South is a companion volume to Chris Malloy’s film about a six-month long climbing, surfing, and sailing trip in the southern latitudes, inspired by Doug Tomkins’ and Yvon Chouinard’s 1968 Los Angles to Patagonia road trip and film, Mountain of Storms.
Patagonia’s brand is built in part on the images we use in our catalogs, Unexpected: 30 Years of Patagonia Catalog Photography is a celebration of those images.
In the wake of the success of Gerry Lopez’s book we offer No Bad Waves: Talking Story with Mickey Muñoz, which is chock full of rare photos and even rarer stories documenting the genesis of the modern era of surfing.
Paddling North is a tale of a solo kayak journey in Southeast Alaska by Audrey Sutherland that is remarkable for her self sufficiency and powers of observation.
Christian Beamish tells of what happens when vision meets reality in his book The Voyage of the Cormorant about his building an open sailing boat and then taking it in search of surf down the Pacific Coast of Baja.
In Dylan Tomine’s Closer to the Ground, the author describes a year of foraging in the Pacific Northwest and how living close to the earth enriches ones own life and that of one’s children.
Climbing Fitz Roy, 1968: Reflections on the Lost Photos of the Third Ascent by Yvon Chouinard, Dick Dorworth, Chris Jones, Lito Tejada-Flores, and Doug Tompkins. Photos and essays about the seminal trip to Patagonia that is the foundation of not only Patagonia, but also The North Face and Esprit.
Training for the New Alpinism: The Climber Athlete’s Manual by Steve House and Scott Johnston (Spring 2014)
Simple Fly Fishing: Techniques for Tenkara and Rod & Reel by Yvon Chouinard, Craig Mathews, and Mauro Mazzo (Spring 2014)