Big Shots

Dec 6, 2010
Outside Magazine

Steve House on the south face of Nuptse, Nepal, in 2002    Photo: Marko Prezeli

Bivouac jam sessions. A young Yvon Chouinard at work in Yosemite. Topless climbing in Mexico in the eighties. A generation of Patagonia Inc.'s iconoclastic photography comes packaged in the new coffee-table thumper Unexpected: 30 Years of Patagonia Catalog Photography (Patagonia, $50). The highlights are too many to count, but Corey Rich's photo of climber Fred Beckey hitchhiking with a will belay for food sign is worth the price.