After the climbing gym boom, the market seems saturated. Increased competition and new target groups present gym operators with new challenges. Creative concepts and orientation to user needs are in demand.
Columbia Sportswear has appointed a new brand president for Mountain Hardwear. Effective March 7, the position will be filled by John Christian Walbrecht, a seasoned executive in the outdoor and snowsports industry.
Andy Holzer is a professional alpinist and blind. In his childhood the Austrian-born climber sped through his village on his bike; as an adult he climbs the highest peaks. His message: take advantage of your opportunities