X-Bionic partners up with mountaineering legend Stephan Siegrist
Swiss extreme mountaineer and mountain guide
Wollerau, June 21, 2022 - X-Bionic announces a partnership with Swiss extreme mountaineer and mountain guide Stephan Siegrist. Effective immediately, the sports technology company from Wollerau, Switzerland will support the professional mountaineer on his expeditions with highly functional products and award-winning technologies.
Bernese Stephan Siegrist (1972) has been a professional mountaineer and mountain guide since the age of 26. Among the most outstanding achievements of his mountaineering career to date are first ascents on all seven continents, climbs of the great north faces of the Alps, expeditions, and projects in northern India and Nepal, North America, Antarctica, South Africa, and Patagonia. Stephan Siegrist has climbed the Eiger North Face over 40 times. In addition to these highlights, Stephan Siegrist impresses again and again with his versatile climbing projects. Thus, he is not only familiar with bouldering and sports climbing, but also with big wall, ice and mixed climbing. In addition, a specialty of his is walking on the highline.
Clothing plays a vital role in survival
"As a professional alpinist, the right clothing plays a vital role in survival. It has to offer me safety - especially the first layer I wear on my body. It has to stay dry and wick away sweat from my skin, as well as insulate well in cold conditions. The highly functional products from X-Bionic give me this security and at the same time give me energy - this is crucial on my expeditions, which often take place in difficult and extreme conditions. The compression also improves blood circulation and helps me recover faster. Thanks to X-Bionic, I can wear a lighter second layer, which allows me to reduce the overall weight of my clothing. X-Bionic is great for many different applications - from ice climbing to expeditions."
Martijn Jegerings, Chief Marketing Officer of X-Bionic explains, "We are convinced that Stephan Siegrist and X-Bionic are a perfect match. His expertise and years of experience in surviving under the most extreme conditions in alpine terrain give him a unique perspective and a very clear view of what he needs to succeed in the mountains. We are always looking for ways to improve an athlete's performance through the use of our patented and award-winning technologies. Having such a Swiss legend on board to wear our products and test them in extreme conditions is of great value to us."