Partners & Friends
I couldn't do what I do without the support of some of the nicest folks on Earth. Some of them have been my sponsors for as long as I can remember and some of them are quite new.
But it doesn't matter whether they're old or new sponsors. These people are making it all possible and for that I'm very grateful to them:
Leading name in luxury wristwatches, Rolex has been the pre-eminent symbol of performance and prestige for over a century. Headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, with 23 affiliates worldwide and relying on 4 000 watchmakers in over 100 countries, Rolex continues to expand its long history of achievement and innovation
"Since the birth of Toyota, the company’s philosophy has always been to 'contribute to society'. The first article of the Toyoda Precepts, our original statement of purpose as a company in 1935, states that we must contribute to the development and welfare of each country we operate in by working together - regardless of individual position-in faithfully fulfilling our duties." Extracts from the speech given by Akio Toyoda at Press conference held in June 25, 2009.
Haglöfs is the largest supplier of outdoor equipment in Scandinavia. It specializes in rucksacks, sleeping bags, tents, footwear and quality outdoor clothing, jackets and fleecewear designed to withstand extreme conditions. A select group of extreme climbers, certified mountain guides, pole explorers and multisport athletes who get to do preliminary testing of our products under the toughest possible conditions. Alain Hubert is one of them.
Garmin doesn’t just design and sell products, it embraces the lifestyles. From aviation to marine, automotive to fitness, wireless solutions to outdoor recreation, Garmin employees are in the air, on the water, in the woods, behind the wheel and on the run. And they’re always thinking of ways to adapt and improve. At Garmin, you never know how the next great idea will be born. But you know it’s coming soon.
Since 1888, Julbo has pushed the limits of technological innovation and optical quality. Julbo has emerged as a manufacturer of multi-sport eyewear for elite outdoor athletes as well as mainstream users – eyewear that incorporates world-renowned optical quality with a new, bold sense of style. Thanks to the strategy to offer the very best design, quality and innovation for a reasonable price, Julbo became leader in Europe for multi-sport Eyewear. This is possible because Julbo has its own designers team, moulds conception and production facilities and develop its products with the most renowned partners (ENSA – the French ski and alpinism school in Chamonix - for the Explorer for example or Intercast for its lenses, etc.)
In 1985 a small company from Navarra set out on a global venture starting from just socks. Then 10 years ago, in 1997, the company made a clear shift towards the specialized world of the technical sports sock. In the Basque language LORPEN means achievement, and is known throughout 50 countries and across 5 continents. An evident bet on technical and technological advancement in the field of sports socks has allowed LORPEN to manufacture the most well know technical socks on the market.
Other People I want to Thank
Other people and companies have been with me all along the way and I want to thank them here
Michel Brent, René Robert, Michel de Wouters Productions, ALCI (Antarctic Logisitcs Centre International (PTY) Ltd , Lestra S.A. (Sleeping Bags), Misty Meadows (translations), ALE (Antarctic Logistic & Expedition), Julbo Eyewear, Energizer (Batteries), Starpole (Outdoor Equipment), Khumbi Ila (Voyage Travel & Tours in Nepal), Hunza Guides Pakistan (Tours Trekking & Expeditions)
Become a Partner
If you are interested by becoming one of my partners, please get in touch and I will arrange an appointment as soon as possible.