Our partners in the outdoor industry are very carefully chosen. All of the companies listed below (in alphabetical order) share the same values when it comes to products and services:
– Protection of our Environment
– Respect of the Outdoor Community
We proudly wear their products, which are made for us, their staff, and you, our hiking guests.
GEAR & EQUIPMENT COMPANIES:
We use gear from these companies every day in the mountains and hills, be it water- and windproof jackets and pants or the layers underneath them, or rucksacks, or socks.
Icebreaker Merino – merino wool garments / layers
“The merino sheep that grow wool for our garments are farmed in some of the most fragile ecosystems in New Zealand. Our growing methods respect these ecosystems and ensure long-term sustainability.
Low intensity farming – often at less than one sheep per acre – minimises the impact of farming on the environment and gives grazed pasture time to regenerate.
Want to know where your Icebreaker came from? Now you can. Our Barcode program lets you trace the merino wool in your Icebreaker right back to the sheep station where it was grown.”
Osprey – backpacks
“Osprey is, in large part, about exceptional relationships,” says Mike Pfotenhauer, founder of Osprey. “Between the pack and its wearer. The pack and its makers. The company and its staff.” He continues, “So many of our staff have been with the company for decades. It shows how fervently we believe in our process and products. The All Mighty Guarantee proves it.” No wonder there’s such a close relationship between the words “Osprey” and “quality”. You could say it’s a lifetime commitment.
Outdoor Research – technical clothing: jackets, pants, thermal layers
“At Outdoor Research ®, we built a company from a feeling: the urge to get out. It’s what drives us. We love coming to work every day and inventing ever better solutions to what nature throws our way. But we’re more than just the gear we build. We’re part of a community of friends whose lives are connected by our common need to be outside. Our tribe is devoted to exploring our outdoor passions and challenging ourselves in the mountains, water and deserts of the planet we love so much. ”
The owners of the companies we recommend have been friends and colleagues for a very long time, are all certified, carry the respective insurances necessary to call themselves outdoor professionals, and have the necessary expertise to give you the best advise possible.
Mountaineering, trekking and backcountry skiing in Europe, Canada and the US is where most of our expertise lies – the Alps and the mountains of the North American West are our home turf!
However, on a custom-trip basis, we offer trips to any mountaineering destination in the world.