Ferrino welcomes Alex Txikon to its team, the collaboration starts with the imminent AX Road Himalayas 19-20 expedition. The Italian outdoor company will supply backpacks, tents and mountain equipment to support him in the extreme conditions of the Antarctic and Everest expedition.
Ferrino, the leading Italian company in the outdoor sector, will be the sponsor of Alex Txicon and his team starting from the winter expedition of 2019/2020 in Antarctic and Himalaya, providing the required technical equipment to complete the challenge.
The XMT backpacks of the High Lab Ferrino mountaineering line, large and extremely robust, will be furnished to Alex and his team, together with several different models of expedition tents, each one carefully evaluated by Alex and selected to be used in the various base camps which will host the mountaineer and his team in their attempt to climb the Everest in the winter.
“We are happy and proud – affirms Anna Ferrino, Ferrino Ceo – to receive a great mountaineer such as Alex Txikon in our brand ambassador team, continuing with the tradition that has been linking our company to the most influential mountain names for 150 years, with which we have always worked side by side with great passion, providing them with tents designed to resist to the most extreme weather conditions and helping them to turn possible challenges never done before. This is not a debut for Ferrino in the world of winter Himalayan mountaineering, our material has been regularly used by some legendary Polish expeditions and in 2017 we supported the winter Polish expedition to the k2 leaded by Krzystof Wielicki. Today we are proud to be with Txikon and his team in the attempt to climb the Everest in winter, first step of a partnership we hope to be long and productive, also in consideration of the shared important values like: exploration, high quality standards, attention to the environment and an ethic and responsible approach”.
About Alex Txikon
Alex Txikon was born in Lemon (Basque Country) in 1981. He’s the youngest of 13 brothers. One of his brothers introduced him to the mountaineering as soon as he could walk: with only 3 years, Alex climbed the Gorbea in the Basque Country. Similarly, he was only 21 years old when he reached the peak of his first eight-thousand: the Broad Peak (8.051 m) in Pakistan. To the moment, with 38 years, Alex has been part of more than 30 expeditions, reaching 11 eight-thousand of the 14 mountains that exceed 8.000 meters in the world and. In the last decade, he specialized himself in high altitude expeditions during the hard Himalayan winter.
Currently, he’s the only mountaineer who leads winter expeditions every year since 2011. In 2016, with the Pakistani Ali Sapdara and the Italian Simone Moro, Alex Txikon accomplished the first winter climb to Nanga Parbat (8.126 m). Since then, he attempted to climb the Everest in winter in 2017 and 2018 and to the K2 in 2019. The 14th December of this year, Alex will be engaged for 3 week in a challenge with a sail boat, ski and mountaineering in the Antarctic peninsula. Therefore, in January 2020 he will be ready to go back to Himalaya in the middle of the winter.
Founded in 1870 in Turin, Italy, at the foot of the Alps, since almost 150 years close to professionals and outdoor lovers, Ferrino is specializes in the production of equipment (tents, backpacks, sleeping bags) and technical clothes.
Our R&D team work with passion to develop products able to transform the outdoor experience into something more and more pleasant and safe, offering performing products always suitable for the individual needs. Every product is developed in collaboration with mountain professionals, athletes, guides, testers and explorers supported by Ferrino in their personal challenges, designing thus unique articles that meet specific and real needs.
The quality product, looked after during the design with the support of our brand ambassador, is once more tested by our clients, at the High Lab base camps where it’s possible to try for free tents, sleeping bags and much more equipment, and living the emotion of sleeping for one night in a tent at high altitudes, becoming thus Ferrino tester for one day.
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FERRINO PRODUCTS USED BY ALEX TXIKON
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