Hilaree Nelson: Mourning the Champion of Extremes

Now it is a sad certainty: Hilaree Nelson died in a fatal accident while descending Manaslu in the Himalayas. The U.S. ski mountaineer made mountain sports history with her expeditions and inspired as the head of the She Moves Mountains campaign with The North Face. remembers Hilaree Nelson. Her you can also find the interview with Hilaree Nelson and her husband Jim Morrison from their visit to ISPO Munich 2019 about their life as extreme athletes.

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ISPO Collaborators Club - Current Project Highlights

35,000 passionate athletes who test and develop new innovative products together with exciting brands from the sports industry - that's the ISPO Collaborators Club!

Exciting new highlight projects are currently waiting for you: Elan is looking for 100 experienced piste skiers who want to test the prototype of the next generation of skis! Elan invented the carving ski - now the brand is on a new mission: they want to revolutionise the piste ski. Be part of it and shape the future of winter sports.

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Heroes & Athletes: These Role Models Inspire Us

Heroes can make us dream, push us forward and reveal previously unknown perspectives. That's what we're aiming for with our portrait series on the heroes of sport.

These role models inspire us

Alex Megos: Strong on the rock

He is one of the best rock climbers in the world and, with his ambition and discipline, was the first climber to climb an on-sight climbing route with a grade of 9a - so in the first attempt: Alex Megos.

Get to know Alex Megos

Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner: The Extreme Mountaineer

As a high-altitude mountaineer who was the first woman to climb all 14 eight-thousanders without bottled oxygen, Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner is an exceptional athlete. However, her passion is not only for the eight-thousanders. The Austrian is also inspired by exchange and cooperation with other people. Above all, gratitude, inner passion and a respectful approach to nature are at the centre of her life.

Get to know Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner

Marc Pinsach: From ski mountaineering to trail running

As a ski mountaineer, Spaniard Marc Pinsach has celebrated successes in classics such as the Pierra Menta, Patrouille des Glaciers and Mezzalana. With his career in ski mountaineering coming to an end in 2021, Marc is now concentrating fully on trail running and living out his love of nature on long runs in the mountains. 

Get to know Marc Pinsach

Denisa Dragomir: World champion in skyrunning

Higher and faster, better: This is the trend for exceptional skyrunner Denisa Dragomir. The Romanian runner won the Skyrunning World Series in 2021 and her success curve is just as steep as her mountain runs.

Get to know Denisa Dragomir