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Markus Bock rockin' Rocklands

28.07.2014

Marmot PRO Markus Bock just arrived back home after spending three weeks in Rocklands / Southafrica to finish off some undone business caused by a back injury there last summer. Before leaving Markus spent some weeks doing physiotherapy to make sure his trip would not end up like in 2013. And this obviously paid off as we can see from his impressive tick list:

8B+
Amandla

8B
The Quintessential
Fragile Steps

8A+
Barracuda sds
Green Mamba
Steak House
Oral Office
A Tea With Elmarie

8A
Royksopp
Herbie, flash
Desperado, flash
Au bord de l'eau
Shallow Cave

You'll find more info on Markus at www.markusbock.com

Photo: Markus in Amandla, 8B+; (c): Marianne Widder

Steve nails first British onsight of "Strawberries

23.06.2014

"Strawberries" (E7 6b) is truely one of the most famous routes in Britain. Located in the lovely crag of Tremadog, it has built a huge reputation since it was first climbed by Ron Fawcett back in the 80ies. The demanding trad route was first onsighted by no other than Stefan Glowacz in 1987, an effort which only Jorg Verhoeven (in 2011) and Hansjörg Auger (2012) could achieve since then. On June 12, Steve McClure could realize the first British onsight of this legendary route - a dream came true for this outstanding climber.

You can read a great interview as well as some more facts on the route here.

New top route for Markus Bock in Frankenjura

19.06.2014

On May 30th Markus opened a new route in his homearea Frankenjura which he describes as one of his hardest routes ever - if not the hardest. It was a long standing project by him which he bolted in 2011.

After a bouldery start around 10moves you join "The Elder Statesman" - a 9a he opened in 2011 - and then you have to climb most of the hard moves of it.

The route is located in a really nice area called "Burggrub" with some historical routes like "Kaum Zeit zum Atmen" 8a+ or "Kamasutra" 8b. The climbing in this area is really technical on slightly overhanging walls with bulletproof rock. The rocks are surrounded by a beautiful landscape dominated by beech trees.

Markus suggests 9a+ for "Becoming".

Photo: (c) Jochen Meyer

More info on Markus at: www.markusbock.com.




Marmot24 – A unique 24h Mountain Marathon

09.05.2014

Marmot’s home are the mountains! After the success of the night marathon Marmot Dark Mountains™ (MDM) 2013 and 2014 Marmot will be partner of yet another unique mountain running event. Marmot24™ combines the very best elements of the predominantly British mountain marathon phenomenon with aspects of the more international, 24-hour rogaining events.



True Team Work

With mountain running and navigation at the heart of the event competitors will have 24, 12 or 6-hours to visit as many checkpoints as possible on a score format course. Competitors will be able to compete in teams of two or four people with an array of trophies on offer for the leading teams in each category.

The location will be announced on the 2nd June 2014 but the event will be held in Northern England in the heart of a spectacular and remote mountain area.

With the 24-hour race starting at noon Saturday, the 12-hour race starting at midnight Saturday and the 6-hour race starting at 0600 on the Sund

Marmot becomes partner at the Melloblocco 2014

26.03.2014

Marmot PROs Stefan Glowacz, Steve McClure and Christian Core will attend the 10 Years Anniversary of the international bouldering meeting in Val di Mello on May 1-4, 2014.

Marmot has become Gold Sponsor of the well known international bouldering meeting Melloblocco.The event will take place in Val di Mello and Val Masino from May 1-4, 2014. Marmot athletes Steve McClure (UK), Christian Core (IT) and Stefan Glowacz (D) will talk about their projects and expeditions, and Leah Crane (UK), Lena Herrmann (D) and others will give it all at the boulder problems in the beautiful valley of Val di Mello.

About Melloblocco
Melloblocco is the largest outdoor bouldering meeting in the world. The idea was born in 2003 and in 2004 its first edition was organized by the Lombardy Mountain Guides, then by the Valmasino Municipality and recently by the Valmasino Tourist Association.
The meeting takes place on the many boulders scattered in Val di Mello and Val Masino (in the province of Sondrio,

Marmot UK Team part of Commonwealth Day Ceremony

11.03.2014

On Monday 10th May, Liam Lonsdale – Sales & Marketing UK and Leah Crane – Marmot PRO & technical training representative, were privileged to be able to support a team of Cancer Research UK fundraisers in their bid to summit the highest peak in England on behalf of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. The team were tasked with raising a flag at precisely 10am, coinciding with many similar events across the world to commemorate Commonwealth Day.
What was particularly special about the team, was that all of the team members were equipped with brand new Marmot Precip Jackets to protect them from the elements that the British Lake District can present.
The team, consisting of a vast range of ages and abilities, including Mount Everest summiteer Phil Purdy, were blessed with perfect conditions and despite their very early start were successful in reaching the peak of Scafell and raising the flag on time. Congratulations to everyone involved!

More information can be found at:
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Speed solo across Tatra mountain range

21.01.2014

72 kilometers, 134 peaks, 72 hours: Marmot PRO Dodo Kopold has speed-soloed the full Tatra mountain range, starting in the Belianske Tatras, crossing the High Tatras and finishing at the Western Tatras. The Belianske Tatras meant mostly easy walking, then the terrain changes: The part crossing the High Tatras is characterized by 26 kilometers of climbing on a technical rock ridge (graded around V). The Western Tatras are connected by a 42 kilometer long snow ridge. Dodo's idea was to manage a speed solo nonstop traverse without any support and with a minimum of gear.

"Conditions in Tatras during the early winter season in December and January 2013/14 were very dry. No avalanche risk, perfect weather and not cold. Temperatures around 0°C, during the day up to 3°C, light wind. Conditions what I was waiting for many many years." Dodo said.

On January 5, 2014, Dodo set off. "At 4.20 pm I started with easy running in Belianske Tatras with 11 peaks. It was a good warm up before the

Marmot is new bluesign® system partner

20.01.2014

System partnership since January 2014 – A further step towards sustainable production

Marmot’s environmental protection policy is based on a measured and consistent approach to achieving greater sustainability. With its system partnership with Swiss bluesign technologies ag the US outdoor manufacturer now takes another step towards an environmental friendly production.

The bluesign® system provides a international recognized standard for a sustainable production and consumer safety. bluesign® system partners are committed to applying the bluesign® system which unites the entire textile supply chain to jointly reduce its impact on people and the environment. The Input Stream Management ensures that approved chemical products and raw materials are used in all steps of the manufacturing process. Substances posing risks to people and the environment are hence eliminated from the very beginning. On-site inspections verify the proper application of such chemical products and ra

Robert Jasper: "The Black Death" (WI7/M8, E5)

09.01.2014

Extreme, difficult and dangerous: Marmot PRO Robert Jasper together with Wolfram Liebich makes the first ascent of "The Black Death" in Kandersteg / Switzerland, graded WI7/M8, E5. The route leads 250 meters through the north-east face of the Gällihorn (2284m). Read the full report at www.planetmountain.com/english/News/shownews1.lasso?l=2&keyid=41487.

Photo: Archives Jasper

Video: Marmot Rides (N)Iceland 2013

08.10.2013

Discover the land of the Vikings with the Marmot PRO Team! Iceland is famous for its stunning fjords, breathtaking waterfalls and unique landscapes. The team went on a road trip from South to North, in search of the best spots for skiing and ice climbing.

Duration: 10 minutes

Riders: Roman Rohrmoser, Gilles Sierro, Dani Regensburger, Alexander Hoffmann, Michi Trojer, Lisa Horst, Teresa Brenner, Christian Schlesener, Nina Schlesener, Basti Schuster.






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