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Heading back to 🇺🇸 very soon. But where next...?

Faith Briggs, Directors of Toughness’lardan biri.
İzlanda’nın en büyük buzulu Vatnajokull’u gezerken kendini ‘mavi pırlantalar’ ile çevrilmiş hissediyordu.
Sence de öyle değil mi?

#ColumbiaDeneyimi #TestedTough #Iceland #directorsoftoughness

Get out and do something for the first time! #DirectorsOfToughness Faith Briggs and Mark Chase get into some icy territory in their #TestedTough gear!
Photo credit: Cam McCleod

I wonder what @columbia1938 has in store for 2017 then...? All I know is that it's going to hurt! #directorsoftoughness #testedtough #gopro

I've got a crazy month ahead of me... While everyone is starting up with school, I'll be in the Amazon filming a subject that is highly controversial in the western world we live in. Having a little going away party tomorrow if anyone's interested in joining; I'll be leaving this coming Sunday. Check out the link in my bio to watch a little video application for mine and @hunterjnelson entry for the #directorsoftoughness

Having fun with the Polaroid camera while working the #directorsoftoughness event over at the Columbia Sportswear store. Aweyaaaa. 🍂📹🌲 #selfie #polaroid

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Heading back to 🇺🇸 very soon. But where next...?

Zorlu koşullarda Columbia’yı test eden Directors of Toughness temsilcisi Faith’den ilk kez patikada dayanıklılık koşusuna çıkacaklar için 5 ip uçu: ⛰Araziyi tanıyın. Yarış sırasında kasların çalışma şeklini öğrenmek ve krampları engellemek için öncesinde yürüyüşe çıkın ve vücudunuzu araziye adapte edin. 🍫Yiyecek ve su takviyesini ihmal etmeyin. Uzun koşularda herkesin farklı ihtiyaçları vardır. Kaybettiğiniz kalorileri dengelemek ve enerji ihtiyacınızı karşılamak için şekerli yiyecekler/içecekler tüketebilir; kaybettiğiniz tuzu kazanmak için koşmaya başlamadan önce ve koşu sırasında tuz tabletleri kullanabilirsiniz. 🎯Koşu sırasında bir sonraki adımı atmak için ileri odaklanın. Böylece engebelerden minimum etkilenerek koşu performansınızı artırın. 🏃Temponuzu değiştirmekten korkmayın. 🔗Başkalarıyla konuşun. Böylece koşu daha keyifli geçecektir.
#ColumbiaDeneyimi #DirectorsofToughness #trail #koşu

Some windows are just better than others.

@Regrann from @faithevebee - "How can you know what you're capable of if you don't embrace the unknown?"
-Esmeralda Santiago
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definitely what i'm learning on this incredible journey with @columbia1938.
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check out @melaninbasecamp for fly inspiration daily. i love this platform! also if you haven't seen the dope videos from @REI's #ForceOfNature campaign, you must dig in. big ups to @heyflashfoxy for being such a strong dope lady crew. love seeing diverse folks in the outdoors telling their own stories and not being defined by narrow stereotypes and shallow expectations, their own or anyone else's. 🙌🏾⚡️
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happy Wednesday!
📸 @_cammcleod_
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#testedtough #outdoorafro #girltrek #melaninbasecamp #ForceOfNature #unlikelyhikers #trekking #colombia #directorsoftoughness #traveldifferent #beentrail #findyourtrail #esmeraldasantiago #outdoorwomen #mujeres #mtnchicks #womenwhoexplore #womenwhohike - #regrann

"How can you know what you're capable of if you don't embrace the unknown?"
-Esmeralda Santiago
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definitely what i'm learning on this incredible journey with @columbia1938.
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check out @melaninbasecamp for fly inspiration daily. i love this platform! also if you haven't seen the dope videos from @REI's #ForceOfNature campaign, you must dig in. big ups to @heyflashfoxy for being such a strong dope lady crew. love seeing diverse folks in the outdoors telling their own stories and not being defined by narrow stereotypes and shallow expectations, their own or anyone else's. 🙌🏾⚡️
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happy Wednesday!
📸 @_cammcleod_
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#testedtough #outdoorafro #girltrek #melaninbasecamp #ForceOfNature #unlikelyhikers #trekking #colombia #directorsoftoughness #traveldifferent #beentrail #findyourtrail #esmeraldasantiago #outdoorwomen #mujeres #mtnchicks #womenwhoexplore

"Let the rain kiss you. Let the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid drops. Let the rain sing you a lullaby. "
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Langston Hughes
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i see you PNW
i'm learning
here, we Do It Anyway
get outside!
ha and if you need rain gear discounts holler atcha girl. 😂✨
📸 @_cammcleod_
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#testedtough #directorsoftoughness #rainyday #colombia #rainforest #montañas #langstonhughes #optoutside #doitanyway #outdry #trekking #kogui #travelsouthamerica

“If you can’t be free, be a mystery.”
-Rita Dove
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the Kogui people can say yes or no to whether someone comes into their community and who then travels into the mountain range that they have taken on the responsibility to keep healthy. they call everyone who isn’t Kogui the little brothers, and many people don’t even know their hidden communities exist. everyone in the village wears white and it adds to the mystery that shrouds their story. at one point during an interview with the Mamo, a  village elder and spiritual leader, said (rough translation as this is the third language filter its gone through) “look what has happened to the rivers down there, that’s why we have to keep our sacred water safe here and can’t let everyone come up here.” couldn’t argue with him, he spoke of waters warming elsewhere and changes in rain patterns and when we left the village and asked if we could give them anything, they didn’t want anything new brought into the village. they want their lifestyle untouched, unrocked. the one thing they were okay with us doing was buying fabric so the children could have new clothing. we didn’t document it, its not part of the story, but it’s part of what makes me proud to be a part of this journey. 
#directorsoftoughness
@_cammcleod_
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#testedtough #colombia #kogui #traveldifferent #indigenousknowledge #myinstax #montañas #trekking #backpacking #ritadove #livefree #spreadlove #decolonize #indigenous #lifestyle #offthegrid #DOTjournals #myinstax #fotos #travel

This is the moment I found out that the desert floor was going to become my home for the next four days. You can't see it here but I was probably crying and smiling both at the same time.

Nuestros aventureros de Director of Toughness se embarcaron en la misión de observar uno de los paisajes más maravillosos de Colombia a 10.000 mts de altura en la sierra nevada de Santa Marta! Pronto más detalles de esta gran aventura 🏃💪
#sierranevada #colombia #aventures #outdoor #outdoors #directorsoftoughness #testedtough

After 4 exhausting days bike packing through Death Valley we decided to make the last few miles a little more interesting.

"If you’re someone who believes in the protection and preservation of a natural space, who’s going to do that? It’s going to be people. The changing demographics in this country mean that those people aren’t going to look like the people from 60 or 70 years ago who were doing it. If you’re going to engage people in terms of stewardship and protecting natural spaces, boy, there has to be a big overhaul. You can’t talk about conservation without talking about people and difference and access. And making that connection is part of the big challenge."
-Carolyn Finney
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big thank you to @columbia1938, my incredible crew behind the #directorsoftoughness campaign especially @tylerwr and @_cammcleod_ for all the background work and to @iamspecialized for the most amazing bikepacking trip this week in Nevada. What an amazing way to see our country. ✨
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#valleyoffire #cycling #directorsoftoughness #testedtough #carolynfinney #outdoorafro #unlikelyhikers #fujifilm #myinstax #optoutside #conservation #wanderingit #nevada #bikelife #bikestyle #bikepacking #findyourpark #FYPx #sheexplores

Back on the grid after an amazing week bike packing in the Desert with @columbia1938 - thank you for the brand new bike @iamspecialized 👌 #testedtough

"It looks like Star Wars"
"They actually filmed Star Wars here"
"Ooooohhhhhh!!"
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#nerdlife #deathvalley #directorsoftoughness #starwars #behindthescenes #dunes #hotAF

"Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us, or we find it not."
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Ralph Waldo Emerson
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Mark and I are off to our next adventure mañana!
we're not sure all the details yet, but it involves the desert!
can't wait to keep you posted. 😊
📷⚡️ @_cammcleod_
#directorsoftoughness
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#colombia #testedtough #traveldifferent #trekking #wanderlust #outdoorafro #mountains #awesomeearth #offthegrid #wanderingit #outdoors #vibras #ralphwaldoemerson #mtnchicks #womenwhoexplore

these mules wanted nothing to do with foreigners
but when i started helping unpack
they calmed down and finally let me get close. 😊
nature is a great equalizer
there's no time to be stubborn
especially not when dealing with the elements.
i learned that while vomiting back up everything i tried to eat or drink the last 48 hours of this trip. without the energy to keep going at times, my relationship with the mules came in handy, whether i liked it or not.
full Colombia stories via link in bio
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thanks for capturing my trekking vibes 📷😂✨ @julianmanrique
(p.s. the man is currently in India capturing some beautiful images, check him out!)
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#directorsoftoughness #colombia #testedtough #lasmulas #wanderlust #trekking #wherenext #travelstoke #mountains

"That's very important about stories. They touch something that is human in us and is probably unchanging. Perhaps this is why the important knowledge is passed through stories. It's what holds a culture together. Culture has a story, and every person in it participates in that story. They world is made up of stories; it's not made up of facts."
-Krista Tippett
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this past experience with Columbia Sportswear in Colombia reminded me how lucky we are to be storytellers. being entrusted with people's stories is such a privilege. i hope you'll check out our story from the Kogi village we visited, including an essay and minidoc by me about some of the lessons we learned speaking to a Kogi spiritual leader, El Mamo.
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#directorsoftoughness #colombia #indigenousknowledge #testedtough #familyportrait #myinstax #kristatippett #traveljournal #documentary #kogi #sierranevada

"Travel brings power and love back into your life."
-Jalaluddin Rumi
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i remain at a loss for the words to describe this incredible journey. a weeklong trek into beautiful mountains and being welcomed in by a widely unknown indigenous community. the cultural change was incredible and i left different than i came. more stories to come, full link in bio. so happy to share with you!
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big ups to our incredible crew @tylerwr @_cammcleod_ @nate.st @greggbleakney @julianmanrique y muchas muchas gracias a ti @perezmoscote ✨ check them out to tag along as they share stories from around the world. •


#testedtough #colombia #directorsoftoughness #lasmontañas #rumi #wherenext #travel #trekking #outdoorafro #ForceOfNature #indigenousknowledge #greenliving #mountaingirls

When a #testedtough #mission turns into an #opportunity to meet new people and enjoy the #outdoors together... Our Directors of Toughness couldn't ask for more! What's more, it made their Argentinian experience a true #paradise! 🌈☀️⠀
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"accept-then act. whatever the present moment contains, accept it as if you had chosen it. always work with it, not against it. this will miraculously transform your life."
-eckardt tolle
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this one is a big one to me
it's embedded in my first tattoo
accepting every moment as if it was our choice, as if everything in life is unfolding exactly as we want it. what a powerful way to transform your day, everyday.
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isn't it wonderful that it's monday 😜
go get it.
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📷 @_cammcleod_
#columbiamontrail #trailrunning #testedtough #directorsoftoughness #morningmeditation #argentina🇦🇷 #patagonia #andes #garmin #stravarun #thepowerofnow #eckhardttolle #outdoorwomen #wordsofwisdom #mindfulness

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