Each year, in the fall, Exped distributors from around the world meet in Zurich for our innovations meeting. 

Most companies would call it a sales meeting, but at Exped we believe it is our innovative approach to design that makes our gear unique. So we spend our time discussing the gear itself and how we can make it better. But that's during the week - during the work day. On the weekends and in the evenings we find ourselves playing. This time we spent a very nice Saturday making chocolates at the Lindt factory and walking with tour guides in old Zurich. Delicious and fascinating, in that order! Another day found us hiking up the Grosser Mythen in the pre-Alps. A day later there was snow on the ground!

So when we are required to travel for "work" it's with great anticipation of the chocolate, cheese, culture and mountains.