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
WINTER SOLO TRAVERSE
Whenever a new idea or project gets into my head, I feel this overwhelming rush of enthusiasm, a mix of elation and motivation – I’m on a mission. For a few years, I had been planning a solo winter link-up of the Tre Cime. Every time I saw a photo of those three distinctive peaks in a brochure, on Instagram, or in a magazine, I would consider my project again. My idea of tackling it alone and in winter needed time to mature.
If you look up from Antholz you can’t see it. It’s there, just north of the town, almost on the border with Austria. It is called Durrerspitze, a heap of light coloured granite, marked by a system of cracks and black streaks. A large rock face, enormous, impossible not to notice. Basically, a magnet, if you like dreaming new lines where there aren’t any, and painting them with invisible brush strokes of ropes and movements.
OUR LATEST RELEASE
ALPINE HEMP TECHNOLOGY
FREEDOM OF MOVEMENT
HIGH REACH UNDERARM GUSSET