At Patagonia, Trying New Outdoor Adventures Is a Job Requirement

March 10, 2015 12:40 AM

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At Patagonia, Trying New Outdoor Adventures Is a Job Requirement

Being ready for outdoor adventure is part of the job when you work for the outdoor-clothing company Patagonia Inc. When Joy Howard joined the company in 2013, she immediately received a hands-on education in Patagonia’s active culture.

Within her first year on the job, Ms. Howard found herself fly-fishing in the Grand Tetons with Yvon Chouinard, the company’s founder, surfing in Hawaii and snowboarding in Japan. She also went on her first rock-climbing expedition in the Shawangunk Mountains, or the Gunks, near New Paltz, N.Y., wit...

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