THIS WEEK at The Mission:

We dropped our collective jaws at the landscape, the wrestling jockstraps and the people of Mongolia as captured by Joe Caldwell in the two week, 1500 mile journey depicted in The Rally for Rangers.

We lusted after the monstrously large, new Citizen Eco-Drive dive watch.

After catching the FT3SA films at the Cape Town event, we were particularly impressed by the humour, story-telling, music and detail in Rolf Nylinder’s work and got stuck into the rest of it here.

We read ‘The North Face and Patagonia: saving the world – one puffer jacket at a time” a great long read about the rivalry and friendships between these two outdoor retail juggernauts. Then we watched ‘180° South: Conquerors of the Useless,’ a documentary about a legendary trip taken in 1968 by Patagonia founder Yves Chouinard and North Face founder Doug Tompkins.

“The hardest thing in the world is to simplify your life. It’s so easy to make it complex.” Yves Chouinard

We read about the last of the Atlantic Salmon runs in Spanish rivers.

We started following the seasonal playlists of John Pienaar.

Being fans of all things new and shiny, we considered trading in any older Sage rods we’ve got for the latest models with Frontier Fly Fishing’s trade in program.