Salewa is the main commercial sponsor of the 2020 International Scottish Winter Climbing Meet, which sees 30 climbers from 22 different countries gathering in Aviemore in February.
Revived by Mountaineering Scotland after a four-year absence, the Meet will see international guests teaming up with UK climbers to get a taste of the unique delights of winter climbing in Scotland. All abilities are represented, with climbers from Israel and South Africa through to regular winter climbers from Europe, Scandinavia and North America.
The Meet, from February 22-29, is being run by Mountaineering Scotland in close partnership with the Alpine Club, the Scottish Mountaineering Club and the British Mountaineering Council, and is sponsored by Salewa.
Stuart Younie, Chief Executive Officer of Mountaineering Scotland, said: “The delivery of the 2020 Winter meet has been very much a partnership approach and its fantastic to welcome Salewa on board. With their brand reputation and heritage, it’s a great fit for the event and we are very grateful for the support they are providing.”
Mark McCarthy, Salewa’s UK Sales and Business Development Manager, added: “Salewa is delighted to be supporting the 2020 International Winter Mountaineering Meet as a grassroots event targeting the core mountaineer, and to allow some of the participants to experience, first hand, our technical mountaineering products. As an alpine brand, with a long and rich history rooted in the Dolomites, we are proud to have this opportunity to see our products tested to the limits in an environment they were designed for.”