Patag­o­nia alpine ambas­sador and author, Steve House, had a lot of time to think about his life, his achieve­ments, and his regrets as he lay on a ridge on the north face of Mount Tem­ple. He’d just fall­en 80 feet, break­ing his ribs in 20 places and his pelvis twice. Res­cue was two hours away, and as his chest cav­i­ty filled with blood, his mind filled with all he’d done and still want­ed to do – at the top of that list was con­tribut­ing more to his community.

That was almost two years ago and from that life assess­ment, Alpine Men­tors was born. Alpine Men­tors helps to train the next gen­er­a­tion of alpin­ists by part­ner­ing them with expe­ri­enced climbers. The men­tors coach and encour­age the young climbers so that one day they can ascend the world’s great­est moun­tains in a light­weight, low-impact style.

We felt com­pelled to help spread the word about such an inspir­ing orga­ni­za­tion. If you know of a young alpin­ist who would ben­e­fit from their efforts, Alpine Men­tors is accept­ing appli­ca­tions until April 1st. Click here for more information.

Pro­grams like Alpine Men­tors is just one of many rea­sons we’re proud to fea­ture Patag­o­nia on The Clymb. Today we’re offer­ing their high-qual­i­ty footwear for men and women includ­ing select styles in casu­al shoes to win­ter boots.

Cred­it: Patagonia.com

Also, shop men’s and women’s gog­gles from a leader in the eye­wear indus­try, Optic Nerve. Plus a Men’s Out­er­wear event fea­tur­ing Cloud­veil, Sier­ra Designs, GoLite, and more! 

You can still take advan­tage of our lim­it­ed time $4.98 ship­ping or get free ship­ping when you add a The Clymb t‑shirt to your order.

Also Fea­tured This Week:

Get Out­side All Year Long with Merrell

Ride Like You Want to With Timbuk2, Plus Alpine Charm with SKEA and Neve