Taking cues from the needs of ski mountaineering racers but wanting a lightweight pack better…
For Spring ’16, Mammut gets set to release a couple cool new pieces for climbers, including the world’s most fantastic chalk bag and a lighter, protective-where-you-need-it helmet.
Smack dab in the middle of show season—the marathon series of outdoor product conventions that include the Outdoor Retailer Winter Market, the Ski Industry Association, and ISPO, the Euro equivalent of Winter OR—I had the good fortune of going to Telluride to check out the operations at Wagner Skis, a custom ski maker that specializes in crafting skis that are tailored exactly to you, and to play with some of the latest and greatest hard and soft goods from Swiss-based Mammut.
Traditionally not updated that often, a couple new climbing boots for Fall 2015 revealed themselves at Outdoor Retailer. La Sportiva adds breadth to its winter collection, while Mammut continues to improve upon its Eiger Extreme boot collection, this time built in close cooperation with Mammut Pro team member David Lama.