Mountain Attack

Ok–so this is looong overdue. But it was a super cool event, so I wanted to share a small blurb.  The Mountain Attack event in Saalbach, Austria is part of an alpine tour in Europe–one of the largest events on the tour.  KEEN was one of the sponsors at this event.  The goal: skin up and ski down 3 of the tallest peaks in Europe as fast as you can. CRAZY!

start of the race...almost 1,000 racers

start of the race...almost 1,000 racers

the first checkpoint at the top of the 1st ascent-over 2,000m

the first checkpoint at the top of the 1st ascent-over 2,000m

This was the first checkpoint.  The racers eased through like they were taking Grandma for her Sunday stroll..check out the beautiful scenery!  The winner of the race finished in less than 3 hours!

The day after the race, I was forced to work pretty hard..see below.  Seriously, can I ever get a break?

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Sport Schuster crew: Batine, myself and Markos

A few of the buyers from Schuster, a key account in Munich, Germany and I were out enjoying the sun and snow on Saturday after the Mountain Attack.  It was pretty rad!

board view

board view

And one of the incredible views from a super piste!  All in all, a great event for KEEN Europe..great exposure for our growing brand over there..and much fun of course too.