WHAT ALPINE CLIMBING MEANS TO US
Alpine Climbing can be anything from a class historical rite of passage to bold, modern lines. Based in the heart of the Dolomites, Salewa has a long history of involvement in alpine climbing. However, we are not solely focused on grades and performance, it’s the adventure and the style of climbing that motivates us.
Salewa’s Alpine Climbing collection features strong and light, abrasion-resistant, and durable products made from robust stretch fabrics, such as our proprietary Durastretch softshell, with bodymapped patterning and ergonomic fits that are designed to move as you move to ensure full freedom of movement. The sleeves of our jackets allow full extension of the arms without pulling at the shoulders, or lifting the waistline, preventing hem lift on high moves. Our hoods either sit snug and rotate with the head for an unobstructed vision in all directions, or are cut for helmet compatibility. The knees and seat of our pants are articulated to allow high steps and full knee bends, without lifting the pant hem or exposing the back. We also reinforce critical wear points, for example at the elbows, under the harness and at the knees, seat and shoulders without needing to use additional patches.
STRONG AND LIGHT EQUIPMENT TO FOCUS PURELY ON THE ASCENT
“I challenge the status quo in alpine climbing by discovering, defining, and climbing new routes with traditional protection. I act globally but the dolomites are my heritage, they are basically in my backyard, they are my stadium to run riot.”
OUR ATHLETES’ STORIES
What road leads to the sublime? And what does “sublime” really mean? In Val Badia, between the Odle mountains and Sas Dla Crusc, there is a little church which is neat and tidy. Nearby, in a meadow, a Christ and the two wooden thieves gasping for ever, nailed down to their crosses. In front of those three sculptures two alpinists silently observe a route: their route, the one they have just freed, their own, very personal path towards the sublime.
Simon first came to the Edelweiß Valley in 2014; the valley and its cliffs made such an impression that he has been coming back ever since. During each visit, despite his focus and the beautiful climbing on dreamlike rock he kept glancing at another rock face, a big south-east facing yellow wall that had never been climbed before. One with a huge roof that he always questioned if there was a way through it or over it.
OUR LATEST RELEASE
FREEDOM OF MOVEMENT
Stretchable underarm gusset construction
Water-repellent & breathable Durastretch fabric