In the spirit of pure and innovative mountaineering, the 17th annual Piolets dOr awards ceremony was celebrated April 22-25. Piolets dOr has always given top priority to those who display ethical and passionate style while climbing Everest. Amongst the 57 A Lange & Sohne 702.025 Men's Watch achieved expeditions in 2008, six met the standard. Here are three examples.Spirit of Exploration: Kazuya Hiraide and Kei Taniguchi (the first woman to win a Piolets dOr) completed the first ascent of the Southeast face of Kamet in alpine stylemitment:
NAU Clothings Caitlin Murphy introduces the NAU Gust Jacket, one of the nicest technical lifestyle pieces weve seen. Its made out of 100% recycled polyester, and is durable and water repellent. Portland-based clothing company, NAU, A Lange & Sohne 315.032 Men's Watch develops products by three main principles: beauty, performance, and sustainability. --Erin Beresini Shannon Walton from Schoeller Textiles introduces black fabric thats specially treated so you can wear black on hot summer days.--Erin Beresini
Eighteen months in the , Patagonias P26 light hiking shoe is finally here. Alicia Carr breaks down the shoe that Patagonia developed with input from Appalachian Trail hikers. It retails for about $185.--Erin Beresini Courtesy of Kivanc Nis on Flickr.Laura Dekker, a 14-year-old Dutch girl, set sail from Den Osse in the Netherlands on the first leg of a A Lange & Sohne 315.026 Men's Watch global circumnavigation, the Associated Press reports. Dekker plans to sail her red, 38-foot twin-masted ketch, Guppy, to Portugal with her father and then continue alone. If she manages to circle the globe, she will be the youngest to ever have done so.Although Dekkers departure on Wednesday was met with enthusiasm from a crowd of about 100, her plan has come under broad scrutiny.