Valandre Blog

Billi Bierling Germany summits Manaslu. Her first without O2 and her first with Valandre!

Billi Bierling summits Manaslu. Her first without O2, and her first with Valandre

Billi Bierling - Germany

 

“Billli, where exactly are you?” Russell called me over the radio. “I am about 10 minutes away from the real summit,” I replied from the point everyone calls the “rock tower”. I had been climbing for exactly eight hours and as Russell was determined that I should make it back down to Camp II after the summit, he wanted me to hurry up. Most of my climbing mates, who had been using supplementary oxygen, had already made it back down to Camp IV, where they were re-hydrating and getting ready to descend to the safer altitudes of Camp II. “I am already on my way down to base camp,” I heard Herbert say over the radio, who probably could not wait to get some proper food after hardly having eaten for three days.

 

Continue reading “Billi Bierling Germany summits Manaslu. Her first without O2 and her first with Valandre!” »

Bookmark and Share

NORIKO NAKANO from Chamonix Mont Blanc integrates the Team

 

NORIKO NAKANO

NORIKO NAKANO

 I have been waiting for her return from Japan after 6 years. Nolik is a born professional from Chamonix, daughter of TORU NAKANO. Japanese Himalayan climber and photographer.

Some of the most difficult and the most dangerous routes was opened by Japanese in the alpes and in the Himalayas…..so one can only sit and waite, to see the dimention She will break into now.

Valandre is on belay…..Nolik!

中野 則子 | Mrs Noriko Nakano
営業アシスタント – ジャポン | Japan Sales Assistant
nolik@valandre.com
www.valandre.com

Bookmark and Share

Intégrale du pilier du fou en solo

Industrie Valandré débarque aux USA

Fabricant de sacs de couchage en duvet des Pyrénées, Valandré (Belcaire) signe un accord avec «Un important distributeur américain, qui va distribuer nos produits aux USA à partir de février 2012, annonce Michel Bostvironnois, dirigeant associé (50 salariés). Le potentiel escompté est équivalent aumarché français et pourrait nous permettre de doubler le CA à moyen terme ».

Le CA 2011, en croissance, s’élève à 1,6M€. «Nos marchés historiques, la Corée et le Japon (15% du CA) ont retrouvé le niveau d’avant la crise », se réjouit le dirigeant. L’entreprise a reçu pour la 2e fois la médaille d’or Innovation pour sa veste d’alpinisme au salon professionnel des vêtements Outdoor à Friedrischshafen (Allemagne).

+ sur www.lalettrem.fr

La médaille dor Innovation

La médaille d’or Innovation

Bookmark and Share

Traversée Rochefort Jorasses

Traversée Rochefort Jorasses

Traversée Rochefort Jorasses

 

Le beau temps est de la partie pour ce WE de septembre. Coup de fil avec Fred pour papoter projets de courses…

…Ce sera, sur le fil des 4000 entre France et Italie…

Quels mots pour qualifier cette course : magnifique itinéraire,  d’ampleur, engagée, élégant, où l’on peut jouer au funambule, avançant sur un fil se découpant sur l’azur, arête arienne, vertigineuse et très effilée après la pointe Marguerite, panorama exceptionnel vers les cimes et glaciers du massif,  ambiance majestueuse et austère, solitude, descente sauvage … Bref, parcours tantôt sur un fil de neige vertigineux (le vent a sculpté ici de magnifiques œuvres d’art…), tantôt le long de lignes rocheuses aériennes (les lignes fuient de tous côtés…) tantôt en face nord….

Continue reading “Traversée Rochefort Jorasses” »

Bookmark and Share

Liberty Mountain and Valandré Form US Partnership.

 

Liberty Mountain and Valandré Form US Partnership

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.

 

Continue reading “Liberty Mountain and Valandré Form US Partnership.” »

Bookmark and Share