Athletes

GORE-TEX Experience Tour: Exclusive Fan Meeting with Edurne Pasaban and Stefan Glowacz at the International Mountain Summit 2011

Within this year’s International Mountain Summit (IMS), which will take place from October 21st to 30th 2011, in Brixen, South Tyrol, the GORE-TEX brand has teamed up with the mountaineering icons Edurne Pasaban and Stefan Glowacz to offer a unique opportunity for intercultural exchange to the 20 winners of the GORE-TEX Outdoor Products Facebook page. read more »

The GORE-TEX Freeride Challenge: Seb Michauds INVITACION 2011 in Argentina

  26. August, 2011 , ,
Valle Hermoso 2011 will mark the start of the “Seb Michaud Invitacion III” After Chile in 2010, Seb and his friends will be returning to the “Argentinian Gauchos”. The base camp will set its sights a little higher this year, pitching at 2,200 metres near the small lake in the Valle Hermoso. A few changes to the riders this year, with 4 girls and 2 boys from the Freeride World Tour joining the existing team. Damian, the winner of the Gore-Tex® competition on Facebook, will have an opportunity to take part in this 3rd outing. read more »

GORE-TEX Experience Tour: Expedition Camp successfully completed!

After successful four days up in the mountains under the leadership of Ralf Dujmovits and Hajo Netzer, the “Gore Expedition Team” is now back home. The Expedition Camp was organised as part of the GORE-TEX Experience Tour and took place in an area of the Alps known as the Stubai Alps. Despite the wintry weather with rain and snow, all eight participants were able to complete the tour. Knee-deep snow provided a genuine expedition feeling although it also made the going extremely difficult – the ultimate test for the participants and their equipment! read more »

GORE-TEX Experience-Tour: An all women’s project – Share tips and tricks with Edurne Pasaban

We are looking for female outdoor enthusiasts from Europe to take part in an unforgettable weekend ascending Mount Aneto (3,404 m) in the company of Edurne Pasaban. This is the highest peak in the Spanish Pyrenees and is as legendary in the outdoor world as the mountaineer with whom they will ascend it. read more »

GORE-TEX Arctic Challenge: Interview with Andy Warrender

  14. June, 2011 ,
W.L. Gore Associate Andy Warrender is one of the members of an 8 person crew that will attempt to reach the Arctic Circle in a RIB (Rigid Inflatable Boat) this summer. This is a journey that has never been attempted in this sort of craft and will test the crew and its kit to the max. read more »

Expedition report part 4: Edurne Pasaban is back home

  08. June, 2011 , ,
The Endesa Everest without O2 expedition is home again. In fact, the expedition members have been in Spain since Friday June 3rd 2011. They packed up all their gear at base camp after taking the decision not to climb Mount Everest without O2 with the rest of the expedition team, and set off for Kathmandu a few days ago. It wasn’t an easy decision, but it was the only thing to do after everything they had gone through. read more »

Live Interview with Dave MacLeod on Facebook

  07. June, 2011 ,
Our aim is to bring together young outdoor enthusiasts with professional athletes, so they can share their common passion. This is also the motivation for the next step of the GORE-TEX Experience Tour. Therefore, we will arrange exclusive live interviews with our experts. Every month, you have the incredible chance to ask what you have always wanted to learn and to get the answers directly via our social networks. read more »

GORE-TEX Experience Tour: Expedition Camp participants have been announced

The Facebook community and professional alpinists Ralf Dujmovits and Hajo Netzer have made their decision: eight mountaineering enthusiasts from four European countries have been selected to attend the Expedition Camp that W.L. Gore & Associates is hosting over the Whitsun weekend high up in an area of the Alps known as the Stubai Alps, just south of Innsbruck. During the four-day camp the participants will gain a real sense of what scaling one of the world’s highest peaks is like! read more »

GORE-TEX Experience Tour: Daniel realizes his alpine dream with Robert Jasper

As part of the GORE-TEX Experience Tour, participants from all over Europe had applied to realize their own individual mountain dream with Robert Jasper, one of the world’s leading extreme climbers. The winner was Daniel Bouskila. At the beginning of May he realized his mountain dream with Robert Jasper. Read this report from Robert Jasper which describes what happened on the tour! read more »

Expedition report part 3: Edurne and team mates are awaiting wind to stop at Everest peak

  18. May, 2011 , ,
Spanish Mountaineer Edurne Pasaban is on her way to reach the summit of Mount Everest without carrying oxygen. Edurne and her expedition team have already been up at basecamp 2 and 3 for acclimatization and now they are awaiting wind to stop at Everest peak to be able to start climbing for their goal: “Everest without O2”. Read here another expedition report from Edurne about the last weeks and days at basecamp! read more »