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Marmot becomes partner at the Melloblocco 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


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!

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Speed solo across Tatra mountain range


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


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)


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

Photo: Archives Jasper

Video: Marmot Rides (N)Iceland 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.

New Marmot Partnership Store in Lake District (UK


August 2013 saw US outdoor manufacturer Marmot launch its first UK partnership store in Ambleside, in collaboration with Adventure Peaks, the technical outdoor retailer and expedition company. Situated in the heart of the Lake District National Park, Ambleside is one of the busiest and most important focal points for specialty outdoor retail in the UK.

The new Marmot store occupies a highly visible location at the corner of Lake Road and Kelsick Road adjacent to Adventure Peaks’ main store. There has been significant investment by both Marmot and Adventure Peaks over the last two months to completely upgrade the property to provide a high quality retail environment over two floors, and includes locally sourced slate floors, bespoke shop fit, and state of the art low energy lighting system.
Above the Marmot Store will be situated another first: The Ambleside Cave. Also run by Adventure Peaks, this will be the Lake District’s first indoor caving experience with 70m of purpose bu

Zillertaler Hauptkamm for Jorg Verhoeven


7 days, 50 kilometers, 20 peaks from 3000 to 3500 meters, with long and steep rocky ridges in between up to grade V - Jorg Verhoeven walked the line! To be precise, he walked and climbed the complete Zillertaler Hauptkamm. Not too bad for someone who just finished 3rd at the European Championships in sport climbing! Enjoy this spectacular video!

Zillertaler Hauptkamm from jorg verhoeven on Vimeo.

Marmot Girls looking strong!


Congratulations on excellent performances from three strong ladies!

Moni Retschy stormed the German Bouldering Chmapionships in Friedrichshafen a couple of weeks ago in front of an enthusiastic home crowd. Retschy looks to be in the best form of her competition career flashing almost all of the final blocs, leaving the other finalists behind to battle for podium places.

Leah Crane from the British athlete team put in a super strong performance at the British Bouldering Championships in Sheffield at the beginning of July. Leah, who was treating the competition as training for her world cups and also European Championships topped several blocs and only just missed out on a podium place due to count-backs in the final.

Lena Herrmann, a promising young athlete both indoors and outdoors, won the European Youth Bouldering Championships title this summer, with a strong performance in at the competition in Sofia, Bulgaria.

All three girls will be competing in the final round of t

8b+ Flash for Steve McClure


Great news from the Verdon gorge: Marmot PRO Steve McClure has flashed the mystic "Tom et Je Ris" (8b+), an amazing and stunning 60 meters tufa line. Congrats, Steve!

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Foto: (c) Tim Glasby

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