GORE-TEX® SURROUND™ Footwear – innovative technology for happy hiking feet

  10. July, 2015 , ,
Following its successful launch, the first technology for all-around breathable and waterproof hiking shoes is stepping into the 2016 season with new partners and a complete range of different styles. These new partners include Italian brand suppliers Aku, Asolo and Garmont, Viking from Norway and Kamik from USA. One of the highlights of the season […] read more »

Gore Fabrics reports on social and environmental topics in its “Responsibility Update 2015”

Mountaineer Stefan Glowacz considers Gore Fabrics as “role model for the textile industry in China” Life Cycle Assessment data for GORE-TEX® hiking boots published Gore Fabrics recognized as “company of the month” by OEKO-TEX® Percentage of bluesign® certified consumer garment laminate volume raised to approx. 60% Gore Production site in Livingston certified to ISO 14001 […] read more »

Protecting the environment in China like in Europe

Alpinist Stefan Glowacz’s visit focuses on working environments, responsible manufacturing and sustainability in China  In September 2014, Stefan Glowacz, extreme alpinist, and Bernhard Kiehl, sustainability leader at Gore Fabrics, toured the manufacturing plant of W. L. Gore & Associates (“Gore”) in Shenzhen, China. The purpose of the trip was to better understand the local situation […] read more »

You have to fight for quality

  07. November, 2014 , , ,
The panel discussion consisted of high-calibre participants. The best mountaineers worldwide came together at the Kiku. International Mountain Summit, meeting at the Messner Mountain Museum Firmian in Sigmundskron Castle. Under the motto “Mountain ex.change”, those in charge of the IMS together with journalists analyzed the prospects for better quality reporting of mountaineering related news. With […] read more »

Beaming victors at the end of the 10th Anniversary Edition of the GORE-TEX® Transalpine-Run

An Alpine Cross event is the supreme challenge for runners from around the globe in their discipline. For around 600 athletes, who started in teams of two, participation in the 10th Anniversary Edition of the GORE-TEX® Transalpine-Run represented the fulfilment of a dream. Exhausted by the challenges of covering 293 kilometres and tackling 13,700 metres of elevation […] read more »

The Mountain Festival IMS shows willpower

  13. August, 2014 , , ,
The Kiku. International Mountain Summit has completely set up the program for the event’s sixth edition. Starting from October 16th the motto “willpower” runs like a common thread through the event in Brixen(South Tyrol-Italy), where mountaineers, climbers, doctors, experts, tour operators, together more than 60 speakers, will be on the IMS stage. Ticket sales are open. read more »

Famed Alpinist Tours Gore Facility

Extreme alpinist Stefan Glowacz and Bernhard Kiehl, sustainability leader at Gore Fabrics, recently visited the GORE-TEX® laminates manufacturing facility of W. L. Gore & Associates GmbH in Putzbrunn, Germany,to tour the manufacturing plant and share their thoughts about environmental influences and sustainability. read more »

GORE-TEX® Athletes and Event-Sponsoring

We have a long tradition of sponsoring professional athletes and selected projects. One of our first endeavours 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 […] read more »

Freeski Mountaineering Camp 2014 (28.3.-30.3.2014)

“She’s the boss!” At least that’s the way Joe Vallone puts it. He’s referring to La Meije, the 3974 metre high mountain that governs the lives of everyone in the nearby village of La Grave and any skiing they may do. The small ski resort of La Grave cowers 2500 metres below the spectacularly rugged rock and ice of the north face of La Meije. Joe is originally from America. As an avid freeskier he came to La Grave many years ago and has stayed on ever since. He was one of the participants in the Freeski Mountaineering Camp, an event that was organised as part of the GORE TEX Experience Tour. The participants were accompanied by legendary freeriders Seb Michaud and Bruno Compagnet and professional alpine mountaineer Christophe Dumarest. Joe and five other ambitious freeskiing enthusiasts from all over Europe were chosen to take part in the event which involved GORE-TEX® athletes Seb Michaud, Bruno Compagnet and Christophe Dumarest guiding them down the spectacular descents and steep couloirs of La Meije. read more »

Freeriding with perfect gear: GORE-TEX® athlete Nico Zacek explains the hottest ski trends for the 2013/14 winter

  24. January, 2014 ,
The mountains shine with a fresh coat of white and induce a hankering for action amongst the snow. Yet real snow lovers are not drawn to pistes but to untouched powder snow. The trend is undeniably towards the backcountry”, confirms Nico Zacek. The German freeski veteran and longstanding GORE-TEX® athlete explains everything you need in order to have the most fun on the ultimate powder trip during the 2013/14 winter. read more »