August 23, 2011 — Liberty Mountain, a leading independent distributor of technical outdoor products and climbing brands in the U.S., is pleased to announce its partnership with Valandré. Starting immediately, Liberty Mountain will offer Valandré’s line of high end technical down products.
The French company is a high-end manufacturer of down sleeping bags and outerwear for mountaineers and alpinists, such as the Austrian female climber, Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner, who has just become the first woman to successfully climb all fourteen 8,000-meter peaks without the use of bottled oxygen.
“Climbing to these heights without supplementary oxygen requires down gear that offers extreme warmth and better insulation due to reduced blood circulation. We are proud that Gerlinde has summitted K2 (North pillar – Japanese route), the second highest mountain in the world and her 14th 8,000er without supplemental oxygen, wearing our Valandré Combi,” said Niels Friisbol – President, Valandré.