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ISPO 2011


999 – The combination for high-altitude terrain

The figures are rising. Over the coming winter season, the number of mountaineers who want to experience undisturbed nature on snowshoes will rise yet again. The special code that opens new doors for demanding climbers and ambitious snowboard tourers from autumn/winter 2011 is 999. This lightweight, stable and highly capable snowshoe comes directly from the snowshoe capital of Montebelluna. It was developed by the expert team of the Oberalp group, who have already captured the hearts of demanding tourers around the world with DYNAFIT designs and their expertise in ski touring.

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For mountain guides, by mountain guides. ABS included

Three different models; two different support systems; one unifying concept. The new Mountain Guide series of rucksacks from SALEWA is fast making an impression on professional mountaineers with its well-thought-out focus on the essentials. It's no wonder considering 30 years of mountain guide experience are distilled into each rucksack. The top of the range model Mountain Guide 38 ABS Carbon is the very first to feature an airbag system from ABS.

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Skiing for the soul

It was 10 years ago that Martin "McFly" Winkler first flew to Patagonia. The country appealed so much to his 'ski bum' side that he could not get it out of his thoughts. He was spellbound by the vast expanses of freedom. But it wasn't until autumn 2010 that he had a chance to return. This time he brought with him: one camera, two fellow team members, and three souls who wanted to experience something different to the "higher, faster, further" mantra. This is what free ski mountaineering can offer. It's off-piste skiing for the soul.

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A living legend in skiing and pioneer of free ski mountaineering, Glen Plake joined the international SALEWA alpineXtrem team a year ago. Selected retail partners will be looking forward to stocking "Glen Plake’s Choice" bang on time for the 2011/12 autumn/winter season. This comprises a jacket, pants and gloves which mountain sports specialists SALEWA have custom-designed to the requirements of the ski punk from California.

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Welcome on board: Max Zipser brings fresh talent to the international SALEWA alpineXtrem team

Freedom is a value which drives men to climb mountains. Professional mountaineers also appreciate freedom in their choice of equipment. Max Zipser is one such person. He climbs mountains to come down again on slopes of up to 55°. But unlike other members of the international SALEWA alpineXtrem team, he descends the snowy slopes on a snowboard rather than skis so he literally on board. Climb2Ski goes Climb2Ride.

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