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Cult Classic: ‘Mountain of Storms’ Re-Release Hits Patagonia Stores Nationwide

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To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the iconic outdoor film — starring the founders of both Patagonia and The North Face — Patagonia will launch the first wide release of ‘Mountain of Storms’ at dozens of events.

Before they were magnates of the outdoors, Patagonia founder Yvon Chouinard and The North Face’s co-founder Doug Tompkins were true dirtbags.

And in 1968, they and three friends — now-famous rock climber Chris Jones, U.S. ski/snowboard Hall of Famer Dick Dorworth, and Mountainfilm founder Lito Tejada-Flores — set off on what became a legendary road trip.

The fated quintet set off from San Francisco in an old van with a then-obscure destination: the eponymous Patagonia region.

Along the way, these five friends stopped only to eat, sleep, ski, climb, and surf. To cap off the journey, the men put up a first ascent on Argentina’s Cerro Fitz Roy Southwest Buttress. Today, climbers know it as the “California Route.”

Best of all, they chronicled the entire adventure on a 16mm Bolex camera. “Mountain of Storms” has inspired and maintained a faithful fan base in the decades since. But Patagonia (the brand) will celebrate the movie’s 50th anniversary with a U.S. film tour and release it for purchase online. Check out the teaser trailer below.

Patagonia ‘Mountain of Storms’ Film Tour

Patagonia announced more than 30 tour events, all taking place at Patagonia stores across the nation. The tour begins Oct. 2, 2018, and the film will be available for digital purchase beginning Oct. 9, 2018.

Here’s the full tour rundown:

10/2/18 – Patagonia Vancouver – Vancouver, BC – 7 p.m.
10/2/18 – Patagonia Ventura – Ventura, CA – 7 p.m.
10/2/18 – Patagonia Salt Lake City – Salt Lake City, UT – 7 p.m.
10/3/18 – Patagonia Toronto – Toronto, ON – 7 p.m.
10/3/18 – Patagonia Washington DC – Washington DC – 7 p.m.
10/3/18 – Patagonia Atlanta – Atlanta, GA – 7 p.m.
10/3/18 – Patagonia Pittsburgh – Pittsburgh, PA – 7 p.m.
10/3/18 – The Logan Theater – Chicago, IL – 6 p.m.*
10/4/18 – Patagonia Austin – Austin, TX – 7 p.m.
10/4/18 – Patagonia Boston – Boston, MA – 7:30 p.m.
10/4/18 – Patagonia Honolulu – Honolulu, HI – 6 p.m.
10/4/18 – Patagonia Cardiff – Cardiff, CA – 6 p.m.
10/4/18 – Patagonia Portland – Portland, OR – 7 p.m.*
10/4/18 – Patagonia Reno – Reno, NV – 7 p.m.
10/4/18 – Patagonia Palo Alto – Palo Alto, CA – 6:30 p.m.
10/5/18 – Rocktober – Red River Gorge, KY
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

For more information, check out the Patagonia climbing page.

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Adam Ruggiero is an all-sport activity junkie - from biking, running, and (not enough) surfing, to ball sports, camping, and cattle farming. If it's outside, it's worth doing. Adam graduated from the University of Minnesota with a BA in journalism. Likes: unique beer, dogs, stories. Like nots: neckties, escalators, manicured lawns.
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