Brad Rassler

Brad Rassler

Into the Heart of Patagonia’s Secret Archives

On the morning after the 2016 presidential election, I skirted the Hells Angels’ former Ventura, California, headquarters, and tapped on a barred door attached to a graffiti-tagged cinderblock...

Inside Patagonia’s Top-Secret Gear Archive

A 10,000-square-foot facility not far from the Hells Angels’ Ventura, California, headquarters—a former food canning operation, the address of which I am not to reveal—houses the Patagonia Archives,...

Rebelling Against the Void

David Roberts, a major figure in modern adventure literature, has explored risk, death, and loss for more than 50 years. Now he’s fighting cancer while producing new writing—including a series of...

Fiskars Machete Axe

It’s wildfire season in New Mexico and my tinder-choked yard needed clearing before a spark and gale-force westerlies did the job for me, taking my house along for the ride. To start hacking away, I...

A Bird’s Eye View of Ski Resorts from Space

Ski hills are major landforms, not just vertical playgrounds. New tools like Google Earth allow us to glimpse the entirety of the mountains on which ski resorts reside, and even zoom in, tilt, and...

The Iceland Expedition That Went Terribly Wrong

Adventure filmmakers Taylor Rees and Renan Ozturk thought it would be a mellow working vacation: they’d capture footage of four young Brits as they traversed 250 miles of Iceland’s fissured terrain,...

Van prepares to jump from the K120 hill during the U.S. National Championships at the Utah Olympic Park in Park City, Utah, July 30, 2011. She finished third.

The Fight to Fly

Lindsey Van talks about the new film Ready to Fly and her struggle to get women's ski jumping into the 21014 Winter Olympics

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