Story | Ep. 02: The Call

After years of physical training and planning for their record-breaking project, La Liste: Everything or Nothing, professional skiers, Jérémie Heitz and Sam Anthamatten, arrived in Pakistan to find sketchy avalanche conditions on one of their planned routes. Learn what they decided to do and how pro athletes navigate safety hazards in the high alpine. 

Jérémie Heitz succinctly summarizes the key safety takeaway of Ep. 02:

“Walking away is the chance to come back some day.”

Strong partnerships in the mountains are built on clear and honest communication. When faced with high-stakes decisions, the ability to say “no” is essential and something professional athletes do regularly. Changing plans to better suit the realities of the mountain is a success – even if you don’t ride that day. The goal is always to come home safely. Being flexible, taking action to avoid unnecessary risk and identifying “summit fever” tunnel vision towards an objective are the only ways to ensure safe movement in avalanche terrain. At the beginning of the season, practicing with your Basic 4 – beacon, probe, shovel, airbag backpack – builds muscle memory and allows you to focus on the human-element of your avalanche safety protocol. 

🠖 Learn more on the Mammut landingpage "Aspects – Stories from avalanche terrain"

🠖 Read the interview with Jérémie Heitz and Sam Anthamatten




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Founded in 1862, Mammut is a Swiss outdoor company that provides high-quality products and unique brand experiences for fans of mountain sports around the world. This leading international premium brand has stood for safety and pioneering innovation for 160 years. Mammut products combine functionality and performance with contemporary design. With its combination of hardware, shoes and clothing, Mammut is one of the most complete suppliers in the outdoor market. Mammut Sports Group AG operates in around 40 countries and employs around 800 people.