Our Athletes

We have a long tradition of sponsoring professional athletes and selected projects.

One of our first endeavors was to support Reinhold Messner in the late seventies with a product engineered with GORE-TEX product technology on an expedition in the Himalayas. Since then, we’ve been working with numerous athletes around the world and have supported hundreds of projects. We especially value their input and support during field tests of prototype garments and new materials in order to develop garments that are fit for use.


Athletes and brand ambassadors

  • Janelle Smiley

    Janelle Smiley is probably one of the best and most capable female ski mountaineers in the world. In addition to that, she is also an accomplished alpine climber and all around endurance athlete.

  • Greg Hill

    Greg Hill, "the fittest ski mountaineer of all time". Having tackled a total elevation gain of more than 600,000 meters – spread over 71 mountains - within 266 days (in a calendar year), he is in a league of his own.

  • David Lama

    After thirteen years in competition climbing David Lama uses his exceptional climbing talents in alpine adventures and climbing expeditions.

  • Stefan Glowacz

    Even though he has spent 30 years competing in climbing events and taking part in expeditions, Stefan Glowacz is still considered one of the best climbers in the world. 

  • Tamara Lunger

    Tamara Lunger’s approach is always the same: light & fast - and she always gives 120% to whatever she does. In 2010, at the age of 23, she became the youngest woman to reach the summit of Lhotse (8516m).

  • Robert Jasper

    Robert Jasper is one of the world’s leading extreme mountain climbers and has set new international standards in extreme alpine climbing and on ice and mixed terrain.


Sponsorship is an integral part of our business. We value the dedication and commitment of professional athletes and outdoor enthusiasts who set out every day on exceptional projects around the world. We’re proud to be a partner in their endeavors through garments, footwear and accessories engineered with GORE-TEX or WINDSTOPPER® product technology produced by our partners, which protect them and keep them comfortable in situations when they really need it.

Our sponsorship philosophy is based around specific professional athletes and specific international events. We support projects of athletes who are experts in mountaineering, mountain running, free skiing or ski touring. Through our partnerships we help them to accomplish their projects and our athletes value us as a reliable and trusted partner.