Nobody has dared to accept this cruelling challenge for nearly 50 years: crossing the main chain and the mightiest peaks of the European Alps, from Edlach an der Rax, Austria, to Nice, France, on ski and on foot within only 40 days, without a single day off.
Reason enough for ATOMIC to launch a cooperation with the project and in persona with Heli Putz, a long-time Atomic Backland key ambassador. Is there a more demanding project to prove the performance of the Atomic Backland product range? Hardly any. Backland UL skis, Backland boots, skins and poles as well as the athletes will have to face burdens which cannot be tested in any laboratory on this planet.
Nuria Picas (SPA), ultra-endurance athlete and alpinist and Mark Smiley (USA), expedition climber, photographer, mountain guide and member of the winners team of the Atomic Waymaker event, will be part of this exceptional challenge on their ATOMIC Backland products.