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    The North Face launches campaign and collection celebrating women


    For International Women’s Day on March 8, The North Face (TNF) launches the Explore Everyday campaign, celebrating women who push boundaries, who move mountains big and small, who are proud to be different and lead the way so others can follow their example. In addition to ...

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    Ortovox introduces waterproof PFC-free backpacks


    Source: Ortovox Peak Dry (for high alpine activities) Ortovox is presenting the Dry series , a collection of weather-proof backpacks for high alpine touring, mountaineering and climbing that are also completely PFC-free, as part of its spring/summer 2021 releases. The outer material of ...

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    U.S. open-air outdoor trade show to debut in August in Park City


    The first edition of The Big Gear Show (BGS), the first open-air outdoor trade show in the U.S., will be held in the mountain resort town of Park City, Utah, with the support of the Utah state government. The organizers of this new show, which is a year late because ...

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    Scarpa introduces Green Manifesto


    Scarpa has announced the Green Manifesto , a comprehensive strategy that summarizes the company’s pledge and initiatives for sustainability. The spirit of the manifesto revolves around five principles that start with the letters that compose the name of the company: S for sustainability; C for ...

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    Vertical Pro trade show secures second important partner


    The umbrella organization for aerial adventure parks and high ropes courses, IAPA ( International Adventure Park Association ), is the second conceptual partner of Vertical Pro , the new annual trade show organized by Messe Friedrichshafen , alongside the German Alpine Association ( DAV ) and its well-established ...

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    Salewa France will reportedly have a new head and strategy


    According to an exclusive report by , Pierre-Jean Touchard will leave Salewa France , of which he is managing director, within a few weeks. Touchard has been with Salewa since 2003. Touchard’s departure has been confirmed by Stefan Rainer , director of sales at Salewa France, who told ...

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    Klättermusen announces distributors for Austria and Switzerland


    Shortly after announcing its new distributor for Japan , Swedish outdoor brand Klättermusen has announced two more new distributors, this time in Europe. In Austria, Markus Sailer ’s company Sport 2b will be representing the brand with immediate effect. Sport2b also has Stöckli , Klean Kanteen and Pret ...

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    Klättermusen announces Japanese distribution partnership


    Klättermusen , the Swedish brand best known for its sustainable mountaineering equipment, entered a new exclusive distribution partner in Japan with the company Sputnik inc. from Yokohama. Sputnik is already representing the Norwegian brands Sweet Protection and Northern Playground , Canada’s GoggleSoc , the U.S. brands Earthwell ...

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    Salewa processes hemp for new climbing collection


    Salewa is introducing a new mix of materials for its new Alpine Hemp climbing collection for summer 2021. The 13-piece collection combines hemp fibers with certified organic cotton, recycled polyester or spandex. For stretch and abrasion resistance of the styles for indoor and outdoor climbers, the brand relies ...

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    Europe helps drive VF Corp’s momentum


    After posting a loss for the first quarter of its financial year, ended June 30, VF Corp. bounced back in the second quarter, and the third fiscal quarter ended Dec. 31 confirmed this recovery, driven by Europe and China. The good progress, which was attributed in part to investments ...

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    ​U.S. brand Kahtoola expands to Europe


    Source: Kahtoola Ric Hatch Kahtoola , an Arizona-based manufacturer of spikes, lightweight crampons, and gaiters for runners and climbers, has sent Ric Hatch , previously a lead sales associate at the company’s Flagstaff headquarters, to southern Germany as its new international sales associate. Hatch is ...

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    Columbia pushes digitalization and omnichannel with new chief digital information officer


    Columbia Sportswear has named former Nike executive Skip Potter executive vice president, chief digital information officer, effective April 1. In this newly created position, Potter will be responsible for advancing the Portland, Oregon-based company’s digital capabilities as well as omnichannel and supply chain potential across the enterprise, ...

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    A petition to reopen indoor climbing gyms in Italy


    A petition has been created on suggesting that indoor climbing gyms should be reopened despite the pandemic. The petition was launched by Marco Paco dell’Aquila , the manager of Rockspot in Milan, which claims to be the largest climbing gym in Italy. The text of the petition ...

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    Luka Lindič joins Lowa Pro Team


    Source: Luka Lindič Slovenian alpinist Luka Lindič is the newest member of the Lowa Pro Team . The accomplished professional climber and husband of German climber Ines Papert has already recorded numerous highlights in his alpine career. Back in 2008, the young climber was ...

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    Karpos appoints Maximilian Hofbauer as new global sales manager


    Manifattura Valcismon (MVC), the mother company of Sportful , Karpos , and Castelli , has appointed Maximilian Hofbauer as Karpos’ new global sales manager. Hofbauer, a German national, has previously worked for several outdoor brands – Schöffel , The North Face, Icebreaker , Bergzeit and Norrøna ...

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    ​New River Gorge becomes newest U.S. National Park


    Source: West Virginia Tourism New River Gorge Rock Climbing The U.S. has a new national park: the New River Gorge in the state of West Virginia, about an hour’s drive from Charleston, is now considered the country’s 63rd national park, thanks to the latest ...

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    Sport climbing to make its Pan-Am Games debut in 2023


    The PanAm Sports General Assembly has approved the addition of sport climbing to the program of the Santiago 2023 Pan American Games . It will be the first time that the sport will be included in the Pan American Games, the largest multi-sport event for athletes from nations ...

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    ISPO Munich 2021: What to expect from the online show


    As reported earlier, for the first time in its 50-year history, ISPO Munich will be held purely digitally from Feb. 1 to 5, 2021. Last week, organizer Messe München reported that numerous international brands have already registered to present themselves and their products in the Expo Area and ...

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    The Petzl Legend Tour Italia explores the origins of Italian sport climbing


    The screening of the short docufilms of the Petzl Legend Tour Italia has just begun. It is a real and virtual journey that celebrates the origins of Italian sport climbing in the 1980s through the images of the crags and stories of its protagonists during this golden age. The ...

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    ​Oberalp Group postpones winter clearance sales


    As many retailers had to close their doors for a long time in 2020 due to the pandemic, the South Tyrolean Oberalp Group has decided to postpone the winter clearance sales in its own brand shops to Jan. 30. The management-led family business already approached Anna Ferrino , president ...