HANWAG ALPINE EXPERIENCE 2021
No two mountains are the same. And no two routes are the same. This is why mountaineering requires experience. The kind of experience you can only acquire by spending time in the mountains. Or rather, by being lucky enough to spend time in the mountains. Because any time we spend in them is nothing less than a privilege. Welcome to the Hanwag Alpine Experience!
We’ve been inviting people to come and climb the Zugspitze together with us every year since 2014. OK, so there may be a fair few kilometres and some decent hills between Vierkirchen, where Hanwag is based, and Grainau, the village at the foot of the Zugspitze. However, we think of it as our Hausberg (our local mountain). There might be other mountains that are higher, more difficult to climb or more interesting from a mountaineering perspective, but they are not right here on our doorstep. So, as Bavarian bootmakers, we’re proud of Germany’s highest summit.
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The Zugspitze spans the border between Bavaria and Austria, and at 2,962 metres is Germany’s highest mountain.
No matter which route you take to the top, Germany’s highest mountain is Germany’s highest mountain. And this is why the Zugspitze has such a strong pull. That means us at Hanwag too.
It was therefore a great honour to be able to give something back to the mountain and those who climb it on the occasion of our 90th anniversary, in 2011.
We wanted to do something to serve mountaineering. What greater service could there be, for a company, than to be able to replace the popular mountain shelter that had been well used for years, but that had become unsafe?
So, we installed a new, bright red bivouac shelter on the Jubi Arête. It was a labour of love for us at Hanwag, and serves as a permanent emergency refuge for mountaineers that is always there, to use when needed.
Why are we telling you this? Because it’s important to us. And because we still love climbing the Zugspitze and sharing the experience with other mountaineers – like on the Hanwag Alpine Experience.
lead to the summit of the Zugspitze?
On each of these routes, participants will be accompanied by mountain guides from Mountain Elements.
We have been working together with the owners Benno Keil and Michael “Staxi” Stacheder for many years now, on the Hanwag Alpine Experience days, but also throughout the year, as they provide important feedback on our footwear.
And of course, the Hanwag team will also be there. After all, the Hanwag Alpine Experience is a great opportunity for us to get away from our desks and pull our own mountain boots on.