Roger Schäli visiting Exped headquarters in Zurich. 

Six spectacular north faces, three countries and a lot of pasta - the North6 project will certainly remain in Roger Schäli's and Simon Gietl's memories for a long time. Two weeks after the last summit attempt, Roger talked to us about challenges, highlights and his friendship with Simon, among other things. 

Happy ending: The two friends Simon and Roger after climbing the Grandes Jorasses, the sixth classic north face of the Alps. Roger takes the last North6 summit picture in beautiful weather. Photo: Roger Schäli

Exped friend and brand ambassador Roger Schäli has once again achieved a spectacular feat with his North6 project, together with Tyrolean alpinist Simon Gietl! Roger comments: "For me, this was probably my most beautiful mountaineering experience"!

After Exped revolutionised the sleeping mat market years ago with the DownMat, we are now setting an example in terms of sustainable production. From 2021 onwards, all mats will be CO2 offset with Myclimate. This makes our mats the only and first climate-neutral ones on the market.

Photo: ©KontraPixel Miriam Mayer | #she is outdoors

On 31 July, She is outdoors presented awards for the first time – specifically for outdoor sports products for women. Among the winners is an Exped product, the new Ultra 3R Mat.

(Photo: Frank Kretschmann)

His passion is the mountains and he has climbed the famous Eiger North Face more than 50 times - now the well-known professional mountaineer Roger Schäli is Exped brand ambassador. As a Swiss all-round alpinist and above all as a person, Roger has been a friend to the Exped team for a long time. It's only logical that this has now finally led to a closer collaboration.

02.09.2020

Tsering Dolma Gurung (54) and her husband Silnon live primarily off their own agricultural activities. Three daughters attend the local school; the eldest daughter, however, is needed to help run the household. The family's most important possessions: sheep, yaks and horses - and now a greenhouse. A meaningful project, we believe and have financed 1 of 12 greenhouses and donated an ORION II EXTREME

13.05.2020

Etant donné que le COVID-19 (Coronavirus) se propage de plus en plus – et pas seulement en Suisse – chez EXPED, nous avons également introduit des mesures de sécurité pour protéger nos collaborateurs/trices et nos client-e-s. Bien qu’il soit difficile pour nous toutes et nous tous d’analyser finement cette situation inédite, il est important de veiller à faire tout ce qui est en notre pouvoir pour conserver la santé de nos familles, de nos proches et de nous-mêmes.

2001: A Sleeping Mat Odyssey: Through the end of the last century, outdoor enthusiasts relied on one of two types of sleeping pads: thin closed-cell foam mats or slightly thicker self-inflating mats. Both provided some level of comfort and insulation from the cold hard ground, but neither did so with great effect. In 2001, EXPED introduced a revolutionary product - the DownMat – which created an entirely new category of sleeping mats – much warmer, lighter and more compact than previous mats. This new category necessitated a means of measuring and comparing the efficiency of the insulation, so we pioneered the use of R-value testing to determine the “warmth” of a sleeping mat. Almost 20 years later the outdoor gear companies have agreed upon an international standard method for testing the R-value of sleeping mats, based heavily on EXPED’s previous work with EMPA, the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology. 

What happens to a couple when the go on expedition together? Love!

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