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More and more wintersports enthusiasts are seeking a balance to their everyday lives by heading to the mountains and into the backcountry. Particularly striking is the trend to head off groomed pistes and trails for wintersports experiences. Ski touring and backcountry skiing are continuing to boom. With all of the enthusiasm, there’s also a need to reflect upon the dangers that exist in the wilderness. SALEWA, the South Tyrol mountain sport specialist that provides ski tourers with the correct gear, is also particularly concerned with preparing them with targeted safety training to be ready for possible risks.
In high-alpine terrain and extreme conditions, your apparel has to be truly functional and totally reliable. Products in the Mountaineering Line guarantee safety on the mountain at all times and in any situation, no matter whether alpine climbing, on a high-mountain tour, or on a Big Wall. The line reliably protects mountain professionals from wind, water, heat and abrasion, while still maintaining a well-regulated body temperature. Additional details of the collection include light weight and a precision fit, both taken from the wish lists of experienced alpinists. Rugged characteristics, perfection, and high performance down to the tiniest detail transform this line into one that our athletes trust on all of their expeditions.
Wild Country is now part of the SALEWA Group. The move sees the mountain sports specialist from South Tyrol and the UK’s leading rock climbing equipment manufacturer put the seal on a synergy of rock climbing expertise. The SALEWA name has been synonymous with alpine expertise for over 75 years. Acquiring Wild Country enables the mountain sports brand to add the UK company’s in-depth specialist climbing knowledge to its own many years of mountain sport experience.
Glen Plake has long been a stalwart of the freeride scene and is a living legend in the world of skiing. More than anything else, however, he is someone who strives to share this enthusiasm for his sport with others. This makes him a valuable member of the international SALEWA alpineXtrem Free Ski Mountaineering Team. It is no wonder that our working relationship is so good, or that our results are so outstanding. This is the second time that mountain sports specialists SALEWA are presenting a selection of products which bear a very special seal of approval: “Glen Plake’s Choice” – tailor-made and developed in accordance with the specifications of this Californian ski professional.
Delivering the best: from mountain pro to mountain pro
What transpires when professional alpinists and mountain athletes spend two years working side by side on development with product designers and lab technicians? The answer is products which add up to something a whole lot more than just another new collection. For SALEWA, the mountain sports specialist from South Tyrol, the alpineXtrem pro range represents the realisation of a long-held desire: supporting professionals who spend over 300 days a year in the mountains by providing them with the perfect apparel.