Patagonia Celebrates 50th Anniversary Of Iconic Outdoor Film ‘Mountain of Storms’

Patagonia is celebrating the 50th anniversary of its founder Yvon Chauinard and co-founder of The North Face, Doug Tompkins 8,000 mile road-trip from the surf of California to the mountains of Argentina in 1968. The film its self is called Mountain of Storms and Patagonia will be hosting free screenings across their stores throughout Europe. See below for more details.

Press Release: They called themselves Fun Hogs. In 1968, whilst San Francisco raved through the summer of love, five friends took an 8,000-mile road trip from the surf and sun of California to climb Cerro Fitz Roy in Patagonia, Argentina – documenting the whole thing on a 16mm Bolex camera. Along the way they surfed undiscovered breaks, skied on sand and snow, spent 31-days in a snow cave and made a first ascent on the southwest buttress of the mountain.

Fifty years later the film, which defined a lifestyle and became an underground classic, welcomes its first wide release. Starring –

  • Yvon Chouinard – Founder / Owner of Patagonia
  • Doug Thompkins – Co-founder of The North Face
  • Chris Jones – U.S. climbing icon
  • Dick Dorworth – U.S. Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame
  • Directed by Lito Tejada-Flores – Mountainfilm Festival U.S.A. founder


Patagonia ‘Mountain of Storms’ EU Film Tour:

Patagonia have announced a number of free public screenings, all taking place at Patagonia stores across Europe. The tour begins Oct. 4, 2018, at Patagonia Manchester & Patagonia Munich respectively with the film available for digital purchase beginning 9th October viaiTunes

The full EU tour rundown:

4/10/18 – Patagonia Manchester. UK
4/10/18 – Patagonia Munich. DE
7/10/18 – Patagonia Prague. CZ
10/10/18 – Patagonia Dublin. IRE
20/10/18 – Patagonia Chamonix. FR
22/10/18 – Patagonia Montebelluna. IT


On the cover: Pukas’ Adur Letamendia surfing the Pukas Pegaso by Chris Christenson. Photo by Carles Medina.


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