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Marmot is part of Everest's 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

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:

Markus Bock rockin' Rocklands


Marmot PRO Markus Bock just arrived back home after spending three weeks in Rocklands / Southafrica to finish off some undone business caused by a back injury there last summer. Before leaving Markus spent some weeks doing physiotherapy to make sure his trip would not end up like in 2013. And this obviously paid off as we can see from his impressive tick list:


The Quintessential
Fragile Steps

Barracuda sds
Green Mamba
Steak House
Oral Office
A Tea With Elmarie

Herbie, flash
Desperado, flash
Au bord de l'eau
Shallow Cave

You'll find more info on Markus at

Photo: Markus in Amandla, 8B+; (c): Marianne Widder

Steve nails first British onsight of "Strawberries


"Strawberries" (E7 6b) is truely one of the most famous routes in Britain. Located in the lovely crag of Tremadog, it has built a huge reputation since it was first climbed by Ron Fawcett back in the 80ies. The demanding trad route was first onsighted by no other than Stefan Glowacz in 1987, an effort which only Jorg Verhoeven (in 2011) and Hansjörg Auger (2012) could achieve since then. On June 12, Steve McClure could realize the first British onsight of this legendary route - a dream came true for this outstanding climber.

You can read a great interview as well as some more facts on the route here.

New top route for Markus Bock in Frankenjura


On May 30th Markus opened a new route in his homearea Frankenjura which he describes as one of his hardest routes ever - if not the hardest. It was a long standing project by him which he bolted in 2011.

After a bouldery start around 10moves you join "The Elder Statesman" - a 9a he opened in 2011 - and then you have to climb most of the hard moves of it.

The route is located in a really nice area called "Burggrub" with some historical routes like "Kaum Zeit zum Atmen" 8a+ or "Kamasutra" 8b. The climbing in this area is really technical on slightly overhanging walls with bulletproof rock. The rocks are surrounded by a beautiful landscape dominated by beech trees.

Markus suggests 9a+ for "Becoming".

Photo: (c) Jochen Meyer

More info on Markus at:

Marmot24 – A unique 24h Mountain Marathon


Marmot’s home are the mountains! After the success of the night marathon Marmot Dark Mountains™ (MDM) 2013 and 2014 Marmot will be partner of yet another unique mountain running event. Marmot24™ combines the very best elements of the predominantly British mountain marathon phenomenon with aspects of the more international, 24-hour rogaining events.

True Team Work

With mountain running and navigation at the heart of the event competitors will have 24, 12 or 6-hours to visit as many checkpoints as possible on a score format course. Competitors will be able to compete in teams of two or four people with an array of trophies on offer for the leading teams in each category.

The location will be announced on the 2nd June 2014 but the event will be held in Northern England in the heart of a spectacular and remote mountain area.

With the 24-hour race starting at noon Saturday, the 12-hour race starting at midnight Saturday and the 6-hour race starting at 0600 on the Sund

Marmot becomes partner at the Melloblocco 2014


Marmot PROs Stefan Glowacz, Steve McClure and Christian Core will attend the 10 Years Anniversary of the international bouldering meeting in Val di Mello on May 1-4, 2014.

Marmot has become Gold Sponsor of the well known international bouldering meeting Melloblocco.The event will take place in Val di Mello and Val Masino from May 1-4, 2014. Marmot athletes Steve McClure (UK), Christian Core (IT) and Stefan Glowacz (D) will talk about their projects and expeditions, and Leah Crane (UK), Lena Herrmann (D) and others will give it all at the boulder problems in the beautiful valley of Val di Mello.

About Melloblocco
Melloblocco is the largest outdoor bouldering meeting in the world. The idea was born in 2003 and in 2004 its first edition was organized by the Lombardy Mountain Guides, then by the Valmasino Municipality and recently by the Valmasino Tourist Association.
The meeting takes place on the many boulders scattered in Val di Mello and Val Masino (in the province of Sondrio,

Marmot UK Team part of Commonwealth Day Ceremony


On Monday 10th May, Liam Lonsdale – Sales & Marketing UK and Leah Crane – Marmot PRO & technical training representative, were privileged to be able to support a team of Cancer Research UK fundraisers in their bid to summit the highest peak in England on behalf of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. The team were tasked with raising a flag at precisely 10am, coinciding with many similar events across the world to commemorate Commonwealth Day.
What was particularly special about the team, was that all of the team members were equipped with brand new Marmot Precip Jackets to protect them from the elements that the British Lake District can present.
The team, consisting of a vast range of ages and abilities, including Mount Everest summiteer Phil Purdy, were blessed with perfect conditions and despite their very early start were successful in reaching the peak of Scafell and raising the flag on time. Congratulations to everyone involved!

More information can be found at:

Speed solo across Tatra mountain range


72 kilometers, 134 peaks, 72 hours: Marmot PRO Dodo Kopold has speed-soloed the full Tatra mountain range, starting in the Belianske Tatras, crossing the High Tatras and finishing at the Western Tatras. The Belianske Tatras meant mostly easy walking, then the terrain changes: The part crossing the High Tatras is characterized by 26 kilometers of climbing on a technical rock ridge (graded around V). The Western Tatras are connected by a 42 kilometer long snow ridge. Dodo's idea was to manage a speed solo nonstop traverse without any support and with a minimum of gear.

"Conditions in Tatras during the early winter season in December and January 2013/14 were very dry. No avalanche risk, perfect weather and not cold. Temperatures around 0°C, during the day up to 3°C, light wind. Conditions what I was waiting for many many years." Dodo said.

On January 5, 2014, Dodo set off. "At 4.20 pm I started with easy running in Belianske Tatras with 11 peaks. It was a good warm up before the

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