The trail provides – the long path to happiness

The Trail provides: the long path to happiness 4,300 kilometres. 120,000 metres of height gain. 5 months. 1 pair of boots. The Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) is a long-distance trail that starts in the south-western corner of the United States at the border with Mexico and runs all the way to the border with Canada.…

Get the best out of your boots

Cleaning after every tour REMOVE FOOTBEDS AND LACES Outside: Brush off your boots after every tour. If there is really stubborn dirt, remove it under running water. Special leather cleaners should be only applied if nothing else helps. Avoid soap – it damages the waterproofing and most types of leather. Inside: Fabric linings (as in most…

AN UNFORGETTABLE EXPERIENCE

Good fortune and happiness don’t always go hand in hand. The forty lucky mountaineers from ten different countries who took part in the fifth Hanwag Alpine Experience got both. Although it looked like the weather might spoil everything… It’s the 30th September. The dark, jagged silhouette of the central Alps are lit up by the…

DON’T HANG LOOSE – HOW TO LACE YOUR BOOTS PROPERLY

Over the last few years, I’ve been to hiking and trekking events all over Europe with the Hanwag marketing team. We’ve talked to lots of retailers and hikers out there about how to lace their boots better. I thought this would be good to share with you… Fit of course is paramount, but lacing can…

FLUOROCHEMICAL-FREE SHOE DESIGN

LEAVE NOTHING BUT FOOTPRINTS with Hanwag Eco-Shell Footwear. The footwear in our Active Winter Collection all combine high functionality with a design suitable for everyday use. These high-quality and highly durable winter boots and shoes guarantee to keep your feet warm and dry in the cold and wet months. With Hanwag footwear, this already goes without saying.…

AUTUMN HIKING IN THE ALLGÄU, PART 3

Thumbs up for hiking on the Nebelhorn in Allgäu If you’re looking for mini-adventures, then the Allgäu is a good place to head for. This is exactly what this hike promises – a genuine adventure. Our goal is the Großer Daumen (German for “Big Thumb”), a mountain near the well-known Nebelhorn at Oberstdorf. We were…

AUTUMN HIKING IN THE ALLGÄU, PART 2

The green, rolling hills of Allgäu have plenty to offer Hiking does not always have to mean high mountains. There are lots of great hikes in less dramatic landscapes. The Allgäu has plenty of great hiking routes to offer. Today we’re on a nice hike heading up over a high ridge with a great view…

AUTUMN HIKING IN THE ALLGÄU, PART 1

The most beautiful mountain lake in the Northern Alps Today’s hike takes us to the most beautiful lake in the Northern Alps. It’s going to be tough. It’s our longest hike with the most height gain yet. However, the lake looks amazing and has been on our hit list for some time. Finally, we’ve decided…

ISLAND PEAK CLIMB

Island Peak is a 6,189m mountain in the Nepal Himalaya. It is situated in the Mahalangur Himal section of the Himalayas within the Khumbu region, and between Lhotse’s South Face and Ama Dablam. Island Peak is a trekking peak, but not in the conventional sense. In order to climb it, you must already have some…

#STAYFITGETHEALTHY

OUR PARTNERSHIP WITH OUTDOOR AGAINST CANCER. Living a full and healthy life is such a privilege. For the Hanwag team, we are incredibly lucky that our passion and profession are one and the same. We spend our weekends in the mountains, outdoors, hiking and climbing, and then we spend our weekdays working on developing products that…