LÉ BENT TURNS 10 - A LETTER FROM THE FOUNDERS
  LÉ BENT is 10 years old this year. At least, it is on paper. In truth, it was born a long time before that. Our story as co-founders goes back to the early 80’s. Two toddlers stoked and throwing sand at each other in a sand pit behind a semi detached house in Sydney’s beachside suburbia. We grew up together by the beach and in the mountains and our paths crossed as we travelled the world and...
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LÉ BENT WELCOMES MICHELE GRAGLIA TO THE TEAM
  Michele Graglia competes in the gnarliest running races on the planet. When he’s not competing against others, he’s setting records and racing himself. To that end, he’s set Guinness World Records for running across the Atacama Desert in Chile (600 miles in 8 days) and after that, the Gobi Desert in Mongolia (1100 miles in 23 days).  Mickey won the Yukon Arctic Ultra in temperatures below -4...
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WOMEN’S WEEK AT BALDFACE LODGE WITH LEONIE WOHL
  Leonie Wohl had the pleasure of skiing up north this winter despite living down here in Australia. We’d be lying if we said we weren’t a little jealous of her last-minute trip when she pitched it to us, but we also wanted to hear all about it when she got back. If you also feel like a vicarious shred at a world-class lodge with a bunch of ripping women, read on!     WOMEN'S WEEK AT A BACKCOUN...
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TRAIL RUNNER TOM BATROUNEY'S AMBITIOUS PROJECT TO RUN FOREVER
  Can you run forever in a few pairs of socks? Team Runner Tom Batrouney wanted to find out, so we slung him a bunch of fresh socks from our New Trail Collection, and cheered from the bushes as he literally ran laps around us at a local trail at Manly Dam in Sydney. Tom planned to run 10km laps around the Dam, for as long as he possibly could, maybe even forever. Three pairs of socks and 140km ...
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Michael Wirth's Mission To Ski The 59 peaks above 13,000 Feet In The Elks
  A recent addition to the team, Michael Wirth is a 23yo ski mountaineer from Aspen, Colorado. Michael had an epic goal last season, and we wanted to tell you about it, but we didn't even know how to put the feat into words. Instead, we thought it should come straight from the horses (or Elk's) mouth.     The below was written by Michael. Expect plenty more to come from him.   The Beauty and C...
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LÉ BENT WELCOMES XAVIER DE LE RUE TO THE TEAM
  The acronym G.O.A.T gets thrown around a lot in professional sports. So, perhaps adding the word ‘Mountain’ as a prefix more accurately represents what Xavier De Le Rue is to modern professional snowboarding. A 3 x Freeride World Tour champion and 4 x World Boardercross Champion, Xavier has seen, and probably ridden, it all. Xavier joins Pro Team riders Cody Townsend, Sammy Carlson and Elyse ...
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10 Years of SAFE AS Avalanche Clinics With Elyse Saugstad And Friends
  In 2012, five icons of backcountry skiing, Ingrid Backstrom, Jackie Paaso, Michelle Parker,  Elyse Saugstad, Lel Tone and philanthropist and yogi Sherry McConkey, decided to start a new approach to teaching avalanche courses. Founded on the premise of female-specific snow safety events that were frictionless and affordable, SAFE AS clinics came to fruition and has since educated over 140...
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Lucy Bartholomew on Running The Larapinta Trail - Watch Now
  Lucy Bartholomew ran the Larapinta Trail and has the crazy stats and a new film to prove it. Those stats include, 231km of Larapinta trail. 20km of wrong turns and dead ends. 54 hours of running. 5 minutes of sleeping. 2 pairs of shoes. And of 5 pairs of Le Bent socks on rotation.  In total Lucy ran 250km. It’s safe to say she learnt a few things about socks, shoes and about herself in the pr...
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Cody Townsend’s The Fifty Project is Back - Behind The Scenes of Season 3
  Cody Townsend is a skier of international renown. At one time most known perhaps for his “line of the year” in 2014, he’s now turned his attention to a self-produced film series “The Fifty Project”, inspired by the book, ‘The 50 Classic Ski Descents of North America.’ He’s less known, but equally defined in his mind by an, “undying love of fart jokes, abhorrence of math and curious infatuatio...
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