Our best help

Being our biggest sponsor, The North Face is as well our best help.

A lot of the adventures that we have lived, and will live, wouldn’t be possible without the trust of The North Face.

James’ best memory, if you ask him, is his Chad travel, where he had the chance to be mentored by Mark Synnott, an older athlete of the North Face, and a proper adventurer. Along with them, came Alex Honnold, grumpy and passionate Honnold, so detached, nearly indifferent to fear, and always reading books.

I won’t even mention the filmmakers, Jimmy Chin, Renan Ozturk, and Tim Kemple.

As a young athlete, you learn a lot on a trip like that. A trip that had been proposed by Mark, and in which The North Face believed. Why? Because as long as your motivation is about exploring, they will have your back.

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My best trip? Reunion island

The North Face athlete means that you will always get a great quality on every item of your clothes, bags, shoes, and that failure won’t come from them. Materiel so confortable that you forget about it. Because this is what it all should be about: “never stop exploring”.

 Why?

Because I got to boss around 4 guys J (Jacopo Larcher, James Pearson, Sam Elias and Yuji Hirayama), 4 giants, and all together we opened my dream line, on my childhood island.

It wasn’t just about climbing, it was about my evolution as a climber.

North Face has defined us both as athletes

So yes, North Face has defined us both as athletes. They taught us how to create better projects, communicate about them, and every day, our manager keeps on pushing us towards excellence.

We could both talk about our favourite pieces of gear. The unbreakable duffel bags, the Himalaya jackets, the Nuptse jackets…. But more realistically, in your everyday life, being a North Face athlete means that you will always get a great quality on every item of your clothes, bags, shoes, and that failure won’t come from them. Materiel so confortable that you forget about it. Because this is what it all should be about: “Never stop exploring”.

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