Sports & Active

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 »

“My GORE-TEX jacket has turned into a lamp!” Up-cycling made easy

Not only is the GORE-TEX brand presenting its new styles for the coming 2014/2015 autumn/winter ranges, it is also encouraging people to rethink how they view creativity. Using the motto “Up-cycle your GORE-TEX jacket. Be creative with your hands” it is unveiling five design objects and initiating an Instagram campaign. As long as you like […] 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 »

Ten years of sweat, exertion and elation – the GORE-TEX Transalpine-Run celebrates its anniversary

Hundreds of amateur and professional runners are exercising rigorously to get fit for 30th August 2014. This is when the starter pistol will be fired in Ruhpolding (Germany) for the jubilee edition of the GORE-TEX Transalpine-Run: One of the most spectacular runs in the world is celebrating its 10th anniversary. read more »

Head up the mountain under your own steam: ski touring, a new trend in sport. The GORE-TEX brand provides tips on how to choose gear and what you should know about avalanches

  12. February, 2014 , , , ,
Escape the crowds. Enjoy a ski experience away from the lifts and mayhem of the ski resorts. Get to where no one else has been. Enjoy breathtaking winter views at the top of a mountain and then float effortlessly through unspoiled powder back down to the valley. That’s one aspect of ski touring. The other is that it is hard work in a cold mountain environment where there are significant risks of avalanches. If you are thinking of taking up ski touring, here are some tips and suggestions on how to choose your gear and garments and what you should know about avalanche safety. 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 »

Gore to launch new business portal for customers and retailers at ISPO 2014

  17. December, 2013 , , ,
Intuitive, user friendly and service oriented: W.L. Gore & Associates (Gore) is to offer its retailers, customers and consumer oriented fabrics (COF) partners a new online platform. The new business portal is to be officially launched at ISPO 2014. It provides useful information and services related to the GORE-TEX and WINDSTOPPER® brands in ten different languages. read more »

GORE-TEX Experience Tour entitled “Make your own Bestard Boots and try them out in Majorca with GORE-TEX” gets an excellent reception

From 5th to 7th November, the 16 participants selected, all of them mountain, adventure and outdoor enthusiasts, took part in a unique 3 day programme of activities. read more »

“Rainy Day Essentials” contest with the GORE-TEX brand

We’ve all experienced it: Two sunny summer days only to be followed by dismal drizzle. However, that’s still no reason for doom and gloom. After all, most people have their own personal must haves for rainy days and now’s the time to chalk up a win with your must haves. read more »

Nine and three half peaks

  02. April, 2013 , ,
The GORE-TEX Experience Tour challenge was to complete the Fourteen 3000ft peaks of the Snowdonia National Park. The real challenge turned out to be the weather, with the most severe conditions in living memory for this time of year. read more »