Stand Up Paddleboard – the extreme version.

Outdoor, Canada
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Part 2 of the adventure to SUP from Bella Coola across 250kms to find untouched snow to ski and lonely waves to surf. By Chris Christie After a couple of days out in the wilderness, Chris Christie, JF Plouffe and team mates Jimmy Martinello, Jon Burak and Dennis Flett continue their adventures in their Bella Coola SUP Expedition. “We committed to long hours and made the Bella Coola inlet late on the 2nd day. The inflow winds hammered us for the final 20km and pulling up to the dock was a bit of a relief. The original idea ...

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Published May 26

Stand Up Paddleboard – the extreme version.

Outdoor, Canada
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Part 1 of the adventure to SUP from Bella Coola across 250kms to find untouched snow to ski and lonely waves to surf. By Chris Christie What would it be like to go on a 250km, 16 day Standup Paddle Board expedition? Read about HH ambassador JF Plouffe, photographer Chris Christie and their partners on their most recent expedition to Bella Coola. “Our goal was to Ski Mountaineer, River paddle, ocean Tour and finally surf. The idea was to use the spring runoff as an artery to the ocean where we would paddle out the long Fjord of the ...

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Published May 25

Let The Ocean Be Your Safety Net

Outdoor, Canada
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18 years ago, on a sandy shore in Thailand, HH Ambassador JF Plouffe and a few of his friends rented a guide and the use of his long-tail boat for the day. “Take us to the rocks”, they asked. Encouraging the guide to get as close to the rocks as he could, JF stepped off the boat and onto the vertical surface that emerged from the sea and he simply started to climb. It was this moment that launched his adventures of deep water soloing. Deep water soloing (aka, solo rock climbing) is an activity practiced on sea cliffs at ...

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Published May 19

Our Elevation Shell Jacket wins the Red Dot Design award

Skiing, Norway
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Oslo, Norway (March 22, 2016) Helly Hansen’s Elevation Shell Jacket has become the 139-year-old brand’s most award-winning product with recent accolades coming from the Red Dot design jury in Essen, Germany. This month the Elevation Shell Jacket was recognized as a leader among 5,214 new products in the competition reviewed by a jury of 41 design experts, including ICE and Transrapid designer Alexander Neumeister, fashion icon Jimmy Choo and automotive design legend Chris Bangle. The professional-grade Elevation Jacket received the award based on its functionality, degree of innovation and recognized quality. Built for big mountain skiers, the jacket features ...

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Published March 22

Helly Hansen partners with the only Norwegian skier in the FWT

Skiing, Norway
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Dennis Risvoll (28) has signed a clothing deal with active wear supplier Helly Hansen. Risvoll is the first Norwegian skier in three years taking part in the Freeride World Tour, and is aiming high. He is now gearing up for success wearing Helly Hansen’s ULLR collection from top to bottom. Dennis Risvoll started his professional career at the age of 18. Growing up in Vågå, in the western part of Norway, with perfect skiing conditions right outside his doorsteps, Risvoll has become one of Norway’s finest freeride skiers. Spending hours in the snow throughout his life has yielded strong results, ...

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Published January 11

Helly Hansen is the Choice of Professionals at Aspen Snowmass

Skiing, United States
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Aspen Snowmass and Helly Hansen extend their long-term strategic partnership through 2019 ASPEN, Colo. (Jan. 7, 2016) – Aspen Snowmass today extended a four-year agreement on its strategic partnership with Helly Hansen that tasks the ski apparel and workwear manufacturer with designing uniforms for more than 3,400 mountain professionals at four premium mountain resorts in Colorado. The relationship that started during the 2008 ski season will now extend through 2019. Trusted by professionals since 1877, Helly Hansen, the world’s premier uniform provider for more than 100 winter resorts and guiding operations, has worked with Aspen Snowmass over the past eight ...

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Published January 8

Helly Hansen is the apparel of choice for Sailing World’s NOOD Regattas

Sailing, United States
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Newport, RI (January 6, 2016) – Sailing World is pleased to announce that Helly Hansen, a global leader in technical sailing apparel with more than 135 years of experience protecting professionals on the water, will continue as title sponsor for the brand’s elite sailing series, the NOOD Regattas. In its 28th consecutive year after beginning in 1988, the National Offshore One Design Regattas, also known as the “NOODs,” are the longest-running and most popular sailboat racing series in North America. The national regatta series kicks off with its first event in February, at the St. Petersburg Yacht Club in Florida. ...

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Published January 6

Catching up with HH Ambassador Mats Grimsæth

Sailing, Norway
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After three months of sailing we asked HH Ambassador Mats Grimsæth to give us an update from his journey sailing the Norwegian coastline. "I have been living and sailing in my sailboat for three months now, and it’s still unreal that my biggest dream has become a reality. I started my journey from my hometown Larvik, sailed the first leg of 332 nautical iles from Larvik-Bergen all on my own. I felt like a champion when I arrived in Bergen, and was proud knowing that I could handle the sailboat all by myself in different conditions. When I was planning ...

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Published November 23

Meet “Chasing Shadows" athlete and HH Ambassador Øystein Aasheim

Skiing, Norway
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As part of this year’s Warren Miller production “Chasing Shadows" we asked HH ambassador Øystein Aasheim to share some memories from filming in Alaska; “Just as we arrived in Cordova, it started snowing, and did so for almost two days straight. I don´t think I´ve ever been as excited as I was at that point; on my first trip to Alaska, and it seemed to never stop snowing. Eventually, the weather cleared, and we flew up into the Chugach to set up camp. The whole day went by walking around with powder to our waists, stamping out places and setting ...

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Published October 29

Sailing for life with Segelrebellen

Sailing, Germany
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Cancer patients fight to have their normal lives back. The German non-profit organization “Segelrebellen”, or “Sailing Rebel”, makes it their goal to support young adults who suffer from cancer - with sailing. These sailing adventures, organized by Segelrebellen, are not pleasant onboard holidays. The participants endure several challenges throughout the duration of the trip to develop strength and motivation, both critical attributes on their paths to recovery. At Helly Hansen, we believe that the Segelrebellen sailing enterprises are a great way to encourage young adults suffering from cancer, and we are pleased that we can provide them with Helly ...

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Published October 7

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