From logging and poaching to adventure and biocultural diversity tourism, West Sumatra

Exped is a member of the European Outdoor Conservation Association eoca, which supports valuable conservation work by raising funds from within the European Outdoor sector and promoting care and respect for wild places. 

"We've been testing the DeepSleep System all summer long and unanimously agree it offers a great night's rest, at home or in the woods. For comfort, it's hard to beat." 

Graham Zimmerman leading the technical crux of the SW ridge of K6 W (photo credit Scott Bennett)

Graham Zimmerman: first ascents in the pakistani karakoram

Warning regarding the Hammock Suspension Kit LOT5110 and LOT5130. The Hammock Suspension Kit withstands the 200 kg weight limit specified, yet the safety margin is not high enough. Please return yours to the shop you purchased it from or send it in to us! 

This applies to the Lot Numbers 5110 and 5130. These Hammock Suspension Kits are easily visually identified: The webbing strap is black and the slit cord is grey. Other versions with black webbing/black slit cord or grey webbing/grey slit cord are not affected! View image.

Tests have shown that the bartacks of the Hammock Suspension Kit of lots 5110 and 5130 are not safe enough. While the Hammock Suspension Kit withstands the specified 200 kg, the safety margin is not high enough. The 6 bartacks (Nahte) should be sewn stronger to provide the additional safety margin. The Hammock Suspension Kit is available for purchase individually or is included in the Travel Hammock Plus with above Lot Numbers.

These Hammock Suspension Kits are easily visually identified (view image): the webbing strap is black and the slit cord is grey. Other versions with black webbing/black slit cord or grey webbing/grey slit cord are not affected!


Guido from "Outdoorshop-Magazin" has taken a close look at our new Thunder backpack, tested it thoroughly and published his review. His conclusion: "Exped has built a great, extremely lightweight pack with the Thunder 50. Despite reduction to the minimum, especially on the suspension system, it manages to carry serious loads comfortably."

Friedrichshafen - The Outdoor 2015 offered an extensive market overview and attracted all important decision makers to underscore its importance as the premier global outdoor trade show. 21,464 trade visitors from 85 countries congregated in Friedrichshafen Germany for the 22. Outdoor Show that ended on Saturday after 4 extremely hot summer days.

A 1000 km race from Salzburg to Monaco across the Alps, exclusively on foot or by flight using a paraglider has successfully come to an end. Although he had to fight with sickness and had to take a break, Swiss athlete Peter von Bergen (Team SUI4) hung in there and successfully crossed the finishing line in 13th place. Excellent, we congratulate him to this feat! We hope our Lightning pack served you well.

The winners:

1. C. Maurer, Team SUI1 (Winner of 4 consecutive races)

2. S. Huber, Team GER3

3. P. Guschlbauer, Team AUT1

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Marco Fuchs in the mystical Töss valley (Switzerland). While out there he produced this atmospheric video.

Photo: David Birri

The start of the 7. X-Alps takes place on July 5th in Salzburg. The route leads over the length of the Alps via the Zugspitze, Matterhorn and the Mont Blanc to Monaco. The 33 best athletes from 18 nations will cover the 1038 km distance to the Mediterranean Sea in the air or by foot with their pack paragliding gear. One of which is Team SUI4 with Peter von Bergen.

The new Mira II HL (and its companion tents the Mira I HL and Mira III HL) is designed specifically to be our lightest 2-person tent.