Legendary climber, environmentalist, and Patagonia founder Yvon Chouinard has a free-wheeling conversation with journalist, Ed Douglas on his latest film, DamNation, US politics, and his dirt bag days of climbing. Q and A with DamNation filmmakers Ben Knight, Travis Rummel, and Matt Stoecker follows.
This interview was filmed in 2015 after the release of the film DamNation funded by Patagonia. With the current focus in the U.S. on rolling back natural areas like Bears Ears National Monument and the relaxation of environmental regulations, conservation efforts are becoming even more important. Yvon Chouinard brings an unwavering environmental ethic to preserving the planet.