Aurelien Ducroz invited to infamous Adrenaline Challenge

Event, France
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Still between snow and water, Helly Hansen ambassador and double freeride world champion Aurélien Ducroz took part 21-22 April in the second edition of the “Adrenaline Challenge” during which L’Equipe TV gathered 27 of the best riders (men and women) for 3 days of extreme events in 3 different universes: Snow, Water and Earth, between the Annecy Lake and La Clusaz. Aurélien is the winner of the Derby and gets robbed of victory for the boardercross by Jean-Pierre Vidal! With a first place in paddleboard Aurélien’s team made up of Seb Michaud, Julien Lopez, and Sarah Hebert finished fourth overall. ...

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Published April 27

Helly Hansen official supplier of 470 World Championships in Barcelona

Sailing, Spain
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Helly Hansen has initiated in Spain collaboration with the Federacio Catalana de Vela. As a first result, Helly Hansen will be the Official Partner of the 470 Class World Championships – ISAF 2012 to be held 12-19th May at The Marina Forum Barcelona. In May, Barcelona itself is going to be the capital of the sailing community in Europe, as the city will host as well on 20th of May the start of the IMOCA 60 Tour of Europe 2012 and the celebration of the prestigious 39th Trofeo Conde de Godo de Vela 2012 at the Real Club Náutico de ...

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Published April 27

Turnover wins first stop of 2012 Audi Melges 20 Sailing Cup

Sailing, Italy
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Last weekend (21-22 April) Helly Hansen partner crew Turnover totally dominated the first series of the season in Marino di Loano. Despite changing weather conditions, Turnover, helmed by Marco Perazzo, made great result in the first day's races (5th, 8th, and 1st) to jump on top of the ranking. On Sunday Turnover sealed the leadership with a first, a second and third place. Marco Perazzo, Tunover helmsman - nicknamed "Pavone" (which means "peacock") in the Melges community - is also Helly Hansen South Europe's Watersport Technical Sales Manager, was obviously overjoyed for the result: “I am really happy that we ...

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Published April 27

Helly Hansen’s crews shine at first event of Audi Melges 32 Sailing Cup

Sailing, Italy
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In the first series of the Audi Melges 32 Sailing Cup in Marina di Loano on April 13th-15th, Helly Hansen was proud to be the partner of four crews: Rush Diletta, Torpyone, Bribon-Movistar and Brontolo HH. With good weather conditions and a great organization from B-Plan Sports & Events, in collaboration with Melges Europe, Club Nautico Loano and Yacht Club Marina di Loano, the Helly Hansen supported boats got nice results with a 3rd placed podium in addition to a 4th, 5th and 6th final ranking. Besides these results, Brontolo HH, helmed by Filippo Pacinotti, unveiled a new amazing graphic ...

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Published April 27

Ski Touring in Sylarna with Jackie Paaso

Skiing, United States
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I've been spending that last month in Are, Sweden and there has been this one area that I've been wanting to go to ever since I noticed it. It's called Sylarna, and it's located in the Jamtland region of Sweden. On a clear day you can see Sylarna from the top of Are. After doing some more research and convincing Reine Barkered to join me I discovered that this part of Jamtland has a mountain lodge system that makes this trip a little more comfortable.The plan was to wait for a good weather window, which in the part of Sweden ...

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Published April 26

Intelligent clothing for fishermen

General news, Norway

Together with Norwegian scientists (SINTEF) and other partners, Helly Hansen is developing a new generation of fishermen’s workwear with built-in life-saving electronics. Watch Euronews tonight at 18.45 CET. Helly Hansen is one of 12 partners in the Safe@sea project – a European project sponsored by the European Commission. The objective of the project is to develop a new generation of advanced fishermen’s work-wear with built-in life-saving electronics - for improved safety and performance for the fishing industry. Fishing is among the most dangerous of all professions. Thousands of fishermen around the world loose their lives every year – mostly by ...

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Published April 19

Samson Danniels lands Double Gold in the WSF World Cup

Skiing, Canada
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Continuing in his already amazing season, Samson Danniels headed to Nakiska, Alberta for the World Snowboard Federation Para Snowboard World Cup on April 3rd. Competing in Mono X, Samson dominated with back-to-back Golds in the best of two race format at the World Cup, another huge win to add to his season! The Canadaian Snowboard Federation said of the event, "In the men’s sitting category, Sam Danniels, the 2012 Winter X-Games champ from Whistler, BC, won back-to-back Para World Cup gold medals. The victories leave no doubt that he is the best ...

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Published April 13

The Expedition Team arrives at Base Camp

Outdoor, Norway
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Walking With The Wounded Everest 2012 Expedition just arrived at Everest Base Camp after a gruelling 10-day trek through the Himalayan mountains. The expedition team will now spend the next week acclimatising to Base Camp’s altitude, which stands at 5,364 meters above sea level. Helly Hansen has provided the team with a wide range of gear, including the full outfit for the summit, to make sure the team stays warm and comfortable at all times.

Published April 12

Skiing Hokkaido through the Eyes of Miles Clark

Skiing, United States
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Filling us in on the last leg of his trip to the skiing mecca of Japan - HH Ambassador Miles Clark is now back and still dreaming of the unbelievable powder he found in Japan. Here is the final portion of his trip: Japan’s north island of Hokkaido is more than just a bit of magical place. It’s covered in deciduous trees, vines, deep snow, and more pillows than you can shake a stick at. You’ve all seen the hype of the north islands deep snows in the ski movies. Well, it’s true. The north ...

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Published April 8

Helly Hansen Triyaiza team wins Lavatrail race in Lanzarote

Outdoor, Spain
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Last weekend the Helly Hansen Triyaiza team won the Lavatrail race, a unique trail running competition that cross the vulcanic scenario of the island of Lanzarote, in the Canary Islands.The team composed by Mark Thorn, Angel Lakes and Jubal Hernandez got first place overall thanks to Mark Thorn's win in the marathon distance (42 km), Angel Lakes' second place in the half marathon distance running (27 km) and Jubal Hernandez - owner of the Helly Hansen store in Lanzarote - contributing with a great sixth place . After the Lavatrail edition of last year, the Helly Hansen Triyaiza team was ...

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Published April 3

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