Anybody aspiring to ski all year round in the world must really like their sport. Much as we do ourselves at MARKER, TECNICA and VÖLKL. For ourselves - and for all those that share our passion - we spend each year developing even higher performance winter sports equipment.
VÖLKL is one of the top brands in winter sport - and this just does not
simply mean for the racer, but also for the individual who seeks greater
challenges. For the "Vertical Way Around" the choice falls on KURO. The new
powder weapon from Völkl is not just unique for its enormous width
(164_132_139), the negative camber or the drawn-out nose and tail to give
extra float. No, it‚s the fact that this ski won't get nervous even out on
the harder terrain, where things can get precarious when speeds are high.
MARKER is supporting the “Vertical Way Around” project with its brand new and prize-winning DUKE bindings – the purest freeride binding out there. Combined with a real walking function and tailored for the highest freeride demands.
TECNICA is synonymous with ski boots offering the highest level of performance. By providing its top of the range DIABLO the Italian ski school manufacturer is contributing to the success of the mission “Vertical Way Around”.
There never was any hesitation whatsoever from Hestra to be the glove partner of the Vertical Way Around project. Hestra and the project have a great fit and we think it's an exciting project to be part of. To equip people who put high demands on their gear is Hestra's everyday work. We wish the boys good luck on their journey.
A back country journey like “Vertical Way Around” is putting extreme pressure on the clothes 24 hours a day.

Patagonia fully handles this pressure with the support of top quality, simplistic and functional skiing/casual clothes. Patagonia with the best products and as well a strong environmental involvement is without doubt the choice of “Vertical Way Around”.
Osprey is supporting with it’s totally inside out re-designed Switch 36 back pack. Switch is providing a clear edge for “Vertical Way Around” with the functional design, clear organization for snow safety gear and quick easy access to the different compartments. Switch is the perfect fit for “Vertical Way Around”.
VASQUE works very closely with athletes on the cutting edge of adventure sports. In return VASQUE get direct feedback – straight talk from the mountains, trails, rivers, etc. This relationship insures that VASQUE boots and shoes perform in real conditions and time after time. “Vertical Way Around” needs something that really perform in the variety of extreme conditions and the clear choice is VASQUE.
ByamSys is proud to partner the Vertical Way Around team as they embark on their exciting journey. As a successful startup business, ByamSys is all too familiar with regular ‘ups and downs’ – we wish the team every success as they tackle their many ups and downs over the next year.
Ãka Skidor is Scandinavia's leading ski magazine since 1976. We have
always been at the forefront of discovering new and exiting places to ski.
The Vertical Way Around is made up of a great crew of core skiers and an
exciting journey in the spirit of ski bumming that we will be pleased to
bring to our readers, both in the magazine and on our web site.
I have known Jocke/Richard for a long time and I also met Janne this winter. I must say that these guys are the dream team. A crash course in photography and they are definitely ready to shoot the world. I am happy to be of assistance in a big project like this and I wish them all the best!