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, but, 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. This Durastretch softshell was designed with bodymapped patterning and an ergonomic fit in mind that allows it to move as you move to ensure full freedom of movement when climbing! 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 un-obstructed 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 at the elbows, under the harness and at the knees, seat and shoulders, so you don't need to use additional patches.
STRONG AND LIGHT EQUIPMENT
“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
"Vitto!" Simon asks curiously and full of expectations "listen, can you ride a bike?"
Sometimes it happens that exceptional things start in a simple, almost trivial way. With a question that you could listen to at the playground, for example. But Simon is Simon Gietl, and he's not thinking about a stroll around the block when he asks Vittorio Messini.
CLIMB AND FLY AT THE END OF THE WORLD
Patagonia, with its terrible and legendary wind is by no means a popular paragliding destination. In fact nobody has ever flown in Patagonia.
That is why on the 31st December Aaron Durogati, all round paraglider and explorer with a mania for climbing and flying decided to head over there and have a look, together with Daniel Ladurner.
OUR LATEST RELEASE
AIR FLOW LASER CUT PERFORATIONS FOR EXTENDED BREATHABILITY
FREEDOM OF MOVEMENT
HIGH REACH UNDERARM GUSSET CONSTRUCTION