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    One Run 2021 unites runners around the world


    With over 157,000 participants from 195 countries already signed up, the One Run 2021 will be a 24-hour celebration of global unity, humanity and sports. The event starts at 9 am (Kiribati time) on Oct. 16, where local runners will be lacing up their trainers for an hour of activity ...

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    Aerial tram crash in Italy kills 14


    A cabin on the Stresa-Mottarone aerial tramway, situated west of Lake Maggiore in Italy’s Piedmont region, crashed on May 23. Fourteen people, aged 2 to 82, were killed, and only a five-year-old child survived seriously injured. The two-section large-gondola lift was built in 1970 by Piemonte Funivie . ...

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    ​Nepal in humanitarian crisis, donations needed


    Source: Sherpa Adventure Gear Sherpa Adventure Gear ’s teams in England and Germany are receiving dramatic reports from the brand’s home country, Nepal. Medical care in the developing country is already at a very modest level under “normal” circumstances, now it is catastrophic, according to the ...

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    German banks launch unified digital payment service


    Banks and savings institutes in Germany are driving forward the standardization of their online payment processes. Since May 5, the institutions will gradually offer customers and retailers a bundled payment service for all aspects of checking accounts. The five major banking associations that make up the Deutsche Kreditwirtschaft ( ...

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    JanSport continues commitment to Gen Z and mental health in the U.S.


    JanSport , owned by VF Corp ., launched the second phase of its #LightenTheLoad campaign in the U.S., created to drive open conversations around Gen Z and mental health. Half of the brand’s target consumer, the Gen Z population, according to the American Psychology Association , feels they adequately ...

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    Bus 142 removed from the wild (Video)


    A team of national guardsmen of the Alaskan Army extracted the 1940s-era bus with the number 142 from Denali National Park , known from the book “ Into the Wild ” by Jon Krakauer . Bus 142 , also known as The Magic Bus , was the home of ...

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    Paris Surf & Skate Film Fest open for submissions


    The fifth edition of the Paris Surf and Skate Film Festival (Sept. 24-27) is open for submissions until July 14. This year, the organizers have announced a new category for music videos with a predominant surf or skate theme. Details and registration are available at .

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    The outdoor community supports Black Lives Matter


    It started last Tuesday, when large parts of Social Media turned dark: Companies, celebrities and private individuals darkened their posts and media feeds, placed solid black images or meaningful solidarity texts on black backgrounds, all connected by the hashtag #blacklivesmatter. And not only in the USA, the country where, after ...

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    Burton cancels 2021 U.S. Open


    Burton Snowboards announced that due to ongoing uncertainties around the Covid-19 pandemic, the company had canceled the 2021 Burton U.S. Open Snowboarding Championships scheduled for March 1-6, 2021 at Vail Mountain Resort in Colorado. Burton’s chief executive, John Lacy , explained that it was a difficult decision as ...

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    Haglöfs signs Maria Granberg as new ambassador


    Maria Granberg , the Swedish adventure sportswoman, has become the latest ambassador for the outdoor brand Haglöfs . Granberg, born and raised in the Swedish province of Värmland, had her first experience of high altitudes when she lived and worked as a volunteer in Tanzania and climbed Kilimanjaro in 2010. ...

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    Ortovox launches interactive, digital safety lab platform


    In close cooperation with the Verband Deutscher Berg- und Skiführer ( VDBS – German mountain and ski guide association), and its numerous professional mountain guides and athletes, the German brand Ortovox has launched an interactive multimedia training platform called “ Safety Academy Lab Ice .“ The program, ...

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    Lavaredo Ultra Trail canceled


    The 14th edition of La Sportiva Lavaredo Ultra Trail , which was scheduled to take place on June 25-28, has been canceled. In 2013, the organizers had been forced to modify the race route because of the snow, but the event had never been canceled before.

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    Tecnica activates a Covid-19 insurance policy


    The Tecnica Group announced on March 20 that it has activated a “Covid-19 risk insurance policy” for all its collaborators to help them in the current difficult situation, in addition to implementing all the required safety protocols. The policy, which has been subscribed with the Generali insurance company, ...

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    Keen gives away free shoes to frontline workers and families in need


    As part of its “ Together we can help ” initiative, the footwear brand Keen pledged to provide up to 100,000 pairs, about $10,000,000 in shoes, to the workers on the front lines and the families at home fighting through the Covid-19 crisis. On the website, the brand wrote: ...

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    Klättermusen partners with U.S. software developer


    Klättermusen , a Swedish outdoor brand best known for its efforts in sustainable apparel, reports that it has signed a long-term contract for a software called Centric SMB , a cloud-based product lifecycle management solution designed for small and medium-sized businesses. Sara Hult , global production manager at Klättermusen, said ...

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    ​Vibram suspends production in Italy, resumes it in China


    Vibram has decided to temporarily suspend production at its factory in Albizzate near Milan, Italy, for at least one week to allow all employees to stay safely at home. The Vibram stores in Milan, Boston and Montebelluna (Northern Italy) are also closed. In Asia, production and the headquarters in ...

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    Oros supports Covid-19 Solidarity Response Fund


    Oros Apparel , an outdoor brand from Portland, Oregon, is committing $5,000 to support the Covid-19 Solidarity Response Fund for the World Health Organization in the fight to develop a vaccine to combat Covid-19. The founders of the brand, Michael Markesbery and Rithvik Venna , announced that ...

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    How the industry is affected by (and dealing with) the Coronavirus


    We have already given you some information about the coronavirus situation on the websites of SGI Europe and the Compass in the past weeks, but of course there are new developments every day and hour. The explosion of the coronavirus pandemic, which now has Europe completely under control, ...

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    Vaude’s von Dewitz to publish motivational book


    Antje von Dewitz , managing director since 2009 of the German outdoor brand Vaude , which was founded by her father in 1974, has now joined the ranks of book authors. According to a foreword by Winfried Kretschmann , Minister President of Baden-Württemberg, her German book “ Mut steht uns ...

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    Patagonia proactively shuts down operations in Europe and the U.S.


    (Post updated March 13) Patagonia is temporarily closing its European headquarters in Amsterdam for at least one week. All employees – more than 100 – will continue to work from home. Ryan Gellert , general manager of Patagonia EMEA, said that the proactive closure was not an easy ...