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“She's the boss!” At least that’s the way Joe Vallone puts it. He’s referring to La Meije, the 3974 metre high mountain that governs the lives of everyone in the nearby village of La Grave and any skiing they may do. The small ski resort of La Grave cowers 2500 metres below the spectacularly rugged rock and ice of the north face of La Meije.
Hundreds of amateur and professional runners are exercising rigorously to get fit for 30th August 2014. This is when the starter pistol will be fired in Ruhpolding (Germany) for the jubilee edition of the GORE-TEX® Transalpine-Run: One of the most spectacular runs in the world is celebrating its 10th anniversary.
Both stunning and formidable – the Alps offer sports enthusiasts end-less opportunities for that unique experience. The latest GORE-TEX® Experience Tour is now inviting participants to join a very special out-door alpine event: its Alpine Quattrathlon. On four consecutive days the participants will make their way through four different countries – while engaging in four different sports disciplines. From March 1st, 2014 any-one who is looking for the adventure of a lifetime can register online at www.experience-tour.com.
Escape the crowds. Enjoy a ski experience away from the lifts and mayhem of the ski resorts. Get to where no one else has been. Enjoy breathtaking winter views at the top of a mountain and then float effortlessly through unspoiled powder back down to the valley. That’s one aspect of ski touring. The other is that it is hard work in a cold mountain environment where there are significant risks of avalanches. If you are thinking of taking up ski touring, here are some tips and suggestions on how to choose your gear and garments and what you should know about avalanche safety.
The mountains shine with a fresh coat of white and induce a hankering for action amongst the snow. Yet real snow lovers are not drawn to pistes but to untouched powder snow. The trend is undeniably towards the backcountry”, confirms Nico Zacek. The German freeski veteran and longstanding GORE-TEX® athlete explains everything you need in order to have the most fun on the ultimate powder trip during the 2013/14 winter.
W.L. Gore & Associates GmbH (Gore) announces three new additions to its customer portfolio: Ziener, Dakine and Black Diamond. These three prestigious outdoor apparel manufacturers will further diversify the GORE-TEX® and WINDSTOPPER® offerings in the ski and outdoor markets.
Feldkirchen-Westerham, 8 January 2014 – GORE successfully completed by the end of the year 2013 a project specifically set up to eliminate perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) from all raw materials used in the manufacture of its weatherproof functional fabrics.
Intuitive, user friendly and service oriented: W.L. Gore & Associates (Gore) is to offer its retailers, customers and consumer oriented fabrics (COF) partners a new online platform. The new business portal is to be officially launched at ISPO 2014. It provides useful information and services related to the GORE-TEX® and WINDSTOPPER® brands in ten different languages.
In its latest report, Greenpeace mentions “potential air pollution in rooms for consumers”. An assumption that this poses a risk for consumers or the environment has not been supported by scientific data.
Selected from over 600 candidates to fulfil the adventure of a lifetime, the first of the Henri Lloyd GORE-TEX® Experience Tour winners arrived in Albany, Western Australia last week after battling the 5,000 mile Southern Ocean ‘Sleigh Ride’ from Cape Town, South Africa.