Helly Hansen Commits to #ResponsibleDown

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Leading International Brands Commit to More Responsible Down Through a global certification standard, brands drive the effort to help ensure humane treatment of animals used for feather and down-based products October 21, 2014 – Textile Exchange, a global nonprofit dedicated to sustainability in the apparel and textile industry, today announced that H&M, Eddie Bauer, The North Face, Marmot, Mammut, Helly Hansen, Outdoor Research, DownLinens, Down & Feather Co. and other leading international fashion, bedding and outdoor brands have adopted its Responsible Down Standard (RDS) – a third-party certification standard that can be applied to any waterfowl-based supply chain to help ...

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Published 5 hours ago

Project Denali: The Trek Home

Skiing, United States
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Joel Bettner set out in June on a trip that he had dreamt of for most of his life. Riding the high of summit and skiing Denali, Joel reflects on the last part of the trip, packing up and getting home. If you are in the Colorado area, head out to attend Joel's presentation at REI on Denali and the challenge of summiting and skiing the tallest peak in the US: REI Denver, CO - 10/29 - http://www.rei.com/event/61089/session/99872/11062014 REI Boulder, CO - 11/5 - http://www.rei.com/event/61073/session/99907/11062014 We had done it. The years of planning, preparation, learning and ...

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Published 13 hours ago

Peak Seasons

Skiing, United States
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The tough part of being a skiing enthusiast is you only get to indulge your passion half the year. That is, of course, if you confine yourself to a single hemisphere. Cross the Equator, and you could ski through the calendar. And that’s exactly what two lucky people will soon be able to do. Whoever wins the Grand Prize of the Peak Seasons sweepstakes (and a guest) will get to spend one week this winter skiing at Vail, and one week this summer skiing at Chile’s Ski Portillo. And as if that weren’t enough, the winner and guest will each ...

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Published 1 day ago

The all new Helly Hansen Watersports Centre

Sailing, United Kingdom
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We are proud to annouce our Sponsorship of the Helly Hansen Watersports Centre in Salford Quays, Manchester (UK) The centre has recently undergone a 'Helly Hansen Facelift,' with eyecatching graphic wraps surrounding the building and an attractive lick of red paint to ensure that the outside of the centre is as exciting as the activities offered within! The Helly Hansen Watersports Centre offers a whole host of exciting on water activities, including dinghy sailing, wake boarding and open water swimming - as well as land based challenges, like the dry climbing wall and weekly running clubs. The Centre employs some ...

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Published October 14

Project Denali: Summit Success and Skiing the Messner Couloir

Skiing, United States
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Joel Bettner set out in June on a trip that he had dreamt of for most of his life. The moment is finally here, Joel goes after what he has dreamed about his entire life, summiting Denali and then skiing the Messner Couloir. This is Part 4 of 5, with the finale next Tuesday: This was it - summit day. We had been on the mountain for 18 days and most of those were spent waiting in storms. So far, all the clear weather windows had been short, and today's was no exception. After talking with ...

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Published October 13

Introducing Sugar Mountain

Skiing, United States
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Today Lightbox Pictures released the trailer to their third adventure film - Sugar Mountain - ahead of its November 25th release in association with Helly Hansen.Sugar Mountain, by director Richard James of the acclaimed White Silk Road on snowboarding in Afghanistan, is the story of eight friends who leave behind their urban latte-lives to exist - alone and unassisted - for a month on a remote glacier in the Chugach Range of Alaska. The film follows them as they climb, ride and explore the surrounding “peaks of possibility.” It’s a cinematic exploration of the excitement, struggle and success of a ...

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Published October 11

Team SCA, the First All-Women Team in More Than a Decade to Take on The Volvo Ocean Race, Departs Alicante

Sailing, Spain
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The all-women crew will depend on Helly Hansen to stay warm, dry, and visible at sea OSLO, Norway (October 11, 2013) — Team SCA, the first all-women’s team in a decade to tackle the Volvo Ocean Race, departs Alicante, Spain today for the prestigious ocean race’s first leg—with only their Helly Hansen apparel, professional skills, and sailboat to depend on for the next nine months. Since the inception of the Volvo Ocean Race in 1973, Helly Hansen, the Norwegian manufacturer of premium performance apparel and footwear, has outfitted the brave sailors who have taken on a race so challenging it’s ...

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Published October 11

Helly Hansen Killarney Adventure Race 2014

Outdoor, Ireland
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October 2014 saw the Helly Hansen Killarney Adventure Race take it’s rightful place as the largest single day adventure race in the world. The western Irish town of Killarney saw 2,300 people descend upon it to tackle one of the three course lengths involving trail running, cycling and kayaking. The race has three length options to choose from - the 27km sport course, the 60km pro course or the 70km expert course. All three courses involve brutal climbs on both bike and on foot, muddy trails and if you aren’t wet from the rain then the kayak across the lake ...

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Published October 7

Project Denali: Skiing Powder in Rescue Gully

Skiing, United States
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Joel Bettner set out in June on a trip that he had dreamt of for most of his life. In this edition we follow Joel as he waits out weather days and has some of the most amazing skiing Denali has seen. This is Part 3 of 5, with a new post every Tuesday: Planning and patience - key elements for a successful ski-mountaineering expedition. Up to this point, our entire time climbing Denali had involved storms with short windows of clear weather. This pattern only continued upon our arrival at Camp 14. The storminess was a ...

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Published October 7

Volvo Ocean Race Countdown: Gear Check!

Sailing, Spain
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With the offshore start of the Volvo Ocean Race rapidly approaching, all gear needs to be in place. We spent the last week in Alicante making the final adjustments with the team, like applying names to the back of all outerwear and making sure the sailors are 100% confident with all the gear. Our technical developer Kari Andersen, rigged up the sewing machine onsite to adjust leg lengths and made some small personal adjustments to some of the pieces within the kit. With the final gear check, our team's part of the Volvo Ocean Race is now complete and we ...

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Published October 3

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