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First free female ascent at Cerro Torre


Wow what an achievement! Marmot PRO Christina Huber and her partner Caroline North just made the first free and unsupported female team ascent of the Via dei Ragni at Cerro Torre. The only other female team ascent of Cerro Torre had been done by Monika Kambic and Tanja Grmovsek back in 2005, when they climbed the Compressor Route. During that ascent Kambic got hit by falling ice in the headwall and to reach the summit they jumared the crux pitch on a rope fixed by another party. Two years ago Caro had reached the base of the last pitch with Laure Batoz from France.

Christina just wrote from Patagonia “We are more than happy!!! A childhood dream came true… probably one of the best routes in my life!” Congrats to both athletes for this impressive effort!

Stay tuned for a more detailed report in a few weeks.

You can find more information on Marmot PRO Christina Huber here

Video Release “Stomping Grounds”


Stomping Grounds! We are very happy to finally present this cool clip of Marmot PROs Katharina Saurwein and Jorg Verhoeven bouldering in Colorado.

You can watch the video here.

About the trip: Marmot PROs Jorg Verhoeven and Katha Saurwein return to America for an adventure in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado as an escape from the traveling life on the World Cup circuit. The duo spent one month bouldering in the high alpine of Rocky Mountain National Park where Katha was able to claim her first V13 (8B) and Jorg ticks some of the hardest climbs the area has to offer. Film produced by: Louder Than Eleven (

You can find more info about Katha and Jorg here: and
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Jorg Verhoeven free-climbs the Nose


Congrats to Marmot PRO Jorg Verhoven who free-climbed "the Nose" of El Capitan as fourth person in history.

This is what Jorg wrote on his Facebook-page yesterday: "Yeeeaaaaah! I freeclimbed the Nose!!! In three days time I managed to grab the 4th ascent of this iconic route. I sent the Great Roof first burn on day #2 and Changing Corners after two falls the next morning. So incredibly glad I pulled it through. A lot of respect to Lynn Hill for freeclimbing this route 20 years ago! At least the male/female statistics are equalized now Feels like a big chapter has come to an end. PSYCHED!!!"

We are looking forward to a more detailed report on that!

Hard ascents for Jim Pope


Marmot PRO Jim Pope,15, is on an incredible run of form at the moment with some super impressive achievements over the last month. It started with his win at the British Lead Climbing Championships in the Junior category, it is the first time he has topped the podium at this competition. After his crowning as champion he then went on to make a quick repeat of the classic Jerry Moffat route, Revelations f8b at Raven Tor in the Peak District needing just four short sessions. Whilst most 15 year olds are busy playing computer games or chasing girls, Jim didn’t stop and this weekend he returned to Raven Tor to complete Mecca f8b+ which he did in fine style. What’s perhaps more impressive is that Raven Tor is around a three hour drive from his home in North London … that’s dedication. There is an interesting article and video on UKC here:

Congrats Jim, keep on rockin'!

Everest Deadliest Day 2014


On October 9th, a panel of the UK’s top mountaineers will be discussing the events leading up to the recent avalanche on the South face Mt. Everest that killed 16 climbing Sherpas, and what this means for the future of Himalayan climbing and the economy Nepal. This event will be a fundraiser for the dZi Foundation, and all proceeds will go to supporting remote communities near Mt. Everest.

The panel discussion will include multi-media presentations, and will be moderated by Ben Ayers – a resident of Nepal for the past 15 years, and pioneer of the labor rights movement for expedition workers through his work with the local NGO, Porters’ Progress. He is currently the Nepal Country Director for the dZi Foundation.

The panelists include Doug Scott, CBE – who, with Dougal Haston, became the first Brit to successfully summit Mt. Everest in 1975 and is considered the father of alpine-style mountaineering. Rebecca Stephens is the first British woman to summit Mt. Everest and is

Video "Marmot Rides Osttirol 2014" online!


Let’s be honest, when we hear statements like “freeriders’ top tip“, we find it hard to believe it will really live up to our expectations. Untracked slopes, even after a lengthy period of fine weather? Guaranteed snow well into spring? A range of terrain, from sweeping big mountain lines to claustrophobic chutes and playful tree runs? A pristine natural environment far away from any concrete hotel blocks? Endless possibilities, from short boot-packing ascents to lengthy ski tours for endurance athletes? The tranquil Defereggen Valley in Austria’s East Tyrol truly has everything you could hope for.
The video "Marmot Rides Osttirol 2014" has captures the Defereggental's beauty - watch & enjoy!

Neil Mawson does FA of "Choronzon" E10/8b+


After several years of work, Neil Mawson recently could make the first ascent of "Choronzon", Pembroke's hardest route to date. Neil suggests the grade E10 or 8b+ sport grade. Read Neil's report about this truely amazing route:

"Choronzon climbs straight up the middle of roughly a 30 degree overhanging wall for about 30 metres, around the same angle and length as the North buttress at Kilnsey. I tried it on and off over the next few years but never got on it regularly enough to go for a lead. It was so hard with the conditions, British Summer weather and the fact it's five hours drive from where I live! The route breaks down into a cruxy 7c+/8a that's bold to a shake-out and a cluster of gear. Then it's a 9 move font 7b+ to some pumpy to place gear. It's by far the hardest trad route I've ever done or tried, so I think it's E10 but only repeat ascents will confirm that. It's certainly the hardest route in Pembroke with a sport grade of 8b+ just to top rope it! I've redpointed 3 8b+

Full report of GS Trophy 2014


After seven tough and demanding stages, the GS Trophy 2014 has successfully finished. The legendary GS Trophy takes place every two years and can only be described as a true adventure in motorcycling; In 2014, it took place in Western Canada's vast forests, endless dirt roads and adventurous trails. At the end, the team from CEEU could win ahead of South Africa and France.

As partner, Marmot was responsible for the riders' equipment - with low temepratures and rough weather conditions, the right clothing plaid a crucial role. Artemis Jacket and Variant Jacket provided the necessary weather protection, and our tent Limelight 2P and sleeping bag Cloudbreak 20 hosted the riders during the nights.

Peter Musch who participated at the trophy as photographer, reports: "This years edition of the BMW GS Trophy definitely was the one of the hardest. We had it all. First off all sun, awesome off road tracks, incredible landscapes and nice folks all along our way, but also heavy rain, freeze

Marmot is partner of the GS Trophy 2014


The legendary GS Trophy will start soon. From September 6-13, 64 riders in sixteen teams face a constant stream of new challenges to be overcome in the fascinating wilderness of Western Canada.
The GS Trophy, which takes place every two years, can only be described as an adventure in motorcycling; it is being held for the fourth time in 2014. Western Canada's vast forests, endless dirt roads, adventurous trails and its stunning wildlife provides everything a true adventure needs. Currently, the last preparations are being done. Race director Tomm Wolf, former Canadian cross country champion Pat Horan and Peter Musch, motorcycle and outdoor photographer, are finishing the last stage of scouting of the race tracks through the Canadian Rockies.
As partner, Marmot will be responsible for the riders' equipment - with possible low temepratures and rough weather conditions coming up in September, the right clothing plays a crucial role. Artemis Jacket and Variant Jacket will provide the nec

Marmot24: Success of UK's first 24h mountain marat


Earlier this month a new mountain running event was launched by Ourea Events Ltd in association with Marmot. Marmot24 is a 24-hour mountain marathon which utilises a rogaining format.

Just under 100 competitors entered the inaugural event, which took place in the fells of the English Lake District – not too far from our UK headquarters. There were many strong and experienced teams as well as first-timers from across the UK, including teams from Spain and France.

Conditions were challenging to say the least, even for the strongest local teams with low cloud, poor visibility, torrential downpours and high winds throughout the race. All this makes the win from Spanish competitors, Aurelio Antonio Olivar & Angel Garcia all the more impressive.

For a full report of the race, including a video of the event and photos from Ian Corless from Talk Ultra and Liam Lonsdale (Marmot UK) click here:

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