WHAT SKI MOUNTAINEERING MEANS TO US
When the season comes you can smell it in the air: that acute scent of white and cold joy is something unmistakable. Yes, because ski-mountaineering is more than a sport. It’s an expression of freedom.
Ski mountaineering means to pay a price in sweat and effort, skinning up to conquer meter by meter that nice and fresh powder, and then enjoying it turn after turn, centimeter after centimeter. You need to be fit, for ski mountaineering, but you also need the right equipment. So why don’t you take a look at our specific technical products: all our equipment is conceived to be not only reliable and durable, in order to accompany you in countless days, but also and above all to guarantee your safety. Our specific ski mountaineering apparel is light and strong, engineered to keep you warm, dry and comfortable for hours and hours of intense activity. All our products, from harnesses to shovels, from ice axes to probes, are also as light as possible, and employ state of the art, cutting edge technologies in order to offer you the best possible experience while exploring the fresh snow in your favorite mountains.
Time to get ready. Time to go savoring infinite slopes of untouched, pure and deep powder, something worth living for.
WHAT SPEED HIKING MEANS TO US
Speed hiking: rapid hiking, moving quickly for long distances over technical, rocky terrain both on and off trail means improved physical fitness, increased energy, and inspiration for living a healthier life. Travelling fast means that you can cover greater distances and see more the same time period. It’s all about the inherent joys and freedoms of going fast and light and broadening your horizons. The Dolomites, with their majestic summits and beautiful valleys are an amazing environment to train in. They inspire us to produce the highest performing products.
Speed hiking footwear is built for fast-paced, rapid activities. Their lightweight designs mean that there is less weight to for your legs to lift, but they still offer good grip, traction and support. Along with footwear, a comfortable pack is your most important kit choice. The lower the volume and the less it weighs before you put your kit in it, the better. Our speed hiking packs are built with split shoulder straps and ventilated carry systems to keep your back dry. Exploring new trails, training for winter or just getting out there to see how far you can go means that you need lightweight breathable clothing and sufficient weather protection. Our speed hiking styles are engineered for dynamic movement to support you when you are moving fast. They feature wicking fabrics and active insulation making them ideal for highly aerobic done-in-a-day activities, even in bad weather.
EQUIPMENT YOU MIGHT NEED FOR SAVORING UNTOUCHED, PURE AND DEEP POWDER.
“STEEP SKIING IS AN ART OF SEEKING OUT THE BEST CONDITIONS, ALLOWING YOU TO SKI A LINE IN PURE ENJOYMENT ON EVERY TURN. BECAUSE, IN THE END, IT MATTERS LESS ABOUT WHAT YOU SKI BUT ALWAYS ABOUT HOW YOU SKI IT.”
OUR ATHLETES’ STORIES
It is early in the morning. The sunshine, which has just popped out above the plateau is beginning to caress the Pale’s tips. Some rays slice the terse air; crampons, clipped onto boots which hardly weight a kilo and a half, spurt up blue, minuscule fragments of ice. The sandwich built skis, light and performing, stand out above the three heads. The sharp edges capture the pure morning light, biting only into the air, for now. Silence. Only the delicate sound of increasingly narrow turns cut out by three pairs of skis slices through the air with regular harmony.
GET VERTICAL: THRILLS AT OVER 3,000 METRES
Obergurgl, a town whose name is literally unpronounceable. Especially if you are Italian, don’t know any German and have the French ''r''. You say it in your head again and again, and then even out loud, but it’s pointless: it just won’t come out! Then you put it on the navigator and there it is, at last, located on the map. Austria, Tyrol, Ötztal. Obergurgl is right there. The Get Vertical competition organised by Salewa gave me the opportunity to visit this beautiful resort town and its mountains whose peaks, in many cases, soar over 3000 metres.
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