Scarpa North America Blog

“Westward” A New Web Series About Making A Life In The Mountains.

Oct. 7th 2015

Making a life in the mountains takes grit, determination, creativity, and a willingness to forge your own path. Produced by KGB Productions and supported by SCARPA, Flylow, and Rocky Mountain Underground, “Westward” is a new web series about skiers that have eschewed the traditional path of a stable job and a mortgage in a big city someplace in favor of Wyoming’s Teton Range.

Episode 1: Rob LaPier

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Introducing “Westward” a New Film Series Featuring Lynsey Dyer

Sep. 29th 2015

In “Westward,” a new video series from KGB Productions that’s debuting online this fall, viewers get a glimpse into the worlds of four distinct mountain characters who’ve made lives for themselves in the West and found the perfect balance between work, life, and play. These four intriguing individuals are dedicated skiers who’ve chosen to eschew traditional jobs and city life to follow their own paths and pursue their passions in the remote, snow-covered corner of the globe that is Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Along the way, they may have been forced to leave something behind, but through their migration, they have discovered a treasure all their own. Watch the trailer below.

Lynsey Dyer

Lynsey Dyer sends in British Columbia in her SCARPA Freedom SL.

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Erik Weihenmayer Takes on the Dolomites

Sep. 14th 2015

One of the world’s foremost adventurers and advocates explores the roots and the routes of one of the world’s most famous mountain ranges.


Erik Weihenmayer has climbed the 7 summits, kayaked the Grand Canyon, and so much more all while being blind.

Though he’s blind, Erik Weihenmayer has climbed the 7 Summits, kayaked the Grand Canyon, and much, much more.

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Expedition Pakistan: First Ascents in Far Flung Places

Sep. 14th 2015

During the summer of 2015 SCARPA athletes Graham Zimmerman and Scott Bennett spent two months in the Pakistani Karakoram in search of new routes in one of the world’s truly stunning ranges with one of the Karakoram’s most seasoned climbers, Steve Swenson of the American Alpine Club. The amount of planning and training that goes into an expedition in this corner of the world is massive, then everything has to line up just perfectly for the actual send. During this trip, Graham and Scott achieved two impressive first ascents including the Changi Tower (6500m) and a new route up the south face of K6 (8126m). We asked Graham to put together a short photo recap of the incredible trip.

Alpine Climbing Pakistan

First glimpse of the peaks.

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Our 4 Favorite Fall Trail Runs

Sep. 14th 2015

Like it or not, the leaves are changing, the temps are dropping, and summer is slipping away. That’s not all bad though because though we lose the warmth of summer we gain the jaw-dropping beauty of fall. From golden aspens to waves of orange and red tundra grass, there’s a lot to love about this season, especially if you’re a trail runner. We asked four of our trail athletes about their favorite spots to stretch their legs as the season changes. Time to lace up those sneakers and hit the trail.

Fall Trail Running

Aspen Groves on McClure Pass, Colorado.

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SCARPA First Friday Film Fest: September

Sep. 4th 2015

And after a short hiatus, we’re back. It’s the first Friday of the month which means we’re bringing you the perfect excuse to procrastinate in the office or kick back with a cold one at the end of the day: a fresh heap of climbing and skiing videos. This month’s batch of moving pictures starts off with the most anticipated ski boot of 2015, the SCARPA Freedom RS. Then we have rock flicks from mega stars like Ueli Steck and Sam Elias. Sit back and enjoy.

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The SCARPA Freedom RS is Here!

Aug. 18th 2015

The NEW, award-winning SCARPA Freedom RS has arrived. Based on our best-selling Freedom SL, The Freedom RS is the next level of freeride with its light weight, powerful 130 flex, and expansive cuff rotation. Get yours today and go send this winter. It’s the most progressive freeride and ski-touring boot on the market.  And now for some faceshot and huck-filled Freedom RS stoke!

SCARPA Freedom RS: This Is Freeride from SCARPA North America on Vimeo.

Learn more about the SCARPA Freedom RS here.

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Photos from City of Rocks 2015

Aug. 13th 2015

Trade shows are a tough racket. Long days, countless meetings, and more than enough shop talk to put you into a stupor. Thankfully, the SCARPA family figured out the perfect remedy to a grueling Outdoor Retailer 2015 in Salt Lake City, Utah: a bitching camp and climbing trip to City of Rocks, Idaho. From August 8-10, we gathered several of our employees, athletes, dealers, and media friends in Southern Idaho’s premiere climbing destination for three days of tacky granite, campfire whiskey, and no cell service. The one rule, no shop talk, this was a climbing trip amongst friends not a schmooze fest. It was righteous. Thanks to everyone in the crew for helping make it happen. Here’s a photographic look at the trip. If you can’t tell from the images below, you should be planning a trip to City of Rocks, like NOW.

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The 7 Best Ways to Apres Your Summer Climbing Sessions

Aug. 13th 2015

Summer climbing isn’t just about spending time on rock. It’s also about friends, good weather, and taking it easy. Apres, that time of relaxation, reflection, and maybe a cold beverage, is one of the beauties of summer climbing. In fact, we love apres so much that we even make shoes designed specifically for the occasion. To celebrate summer and the wonderful institution of post-climb refreshments, we asked seven of our athletes how they unwind after a day of cragging. Here’s what they said.

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Our 8 Favorite Summer Climbing Crags

Jul. 30th 2015

It’s hot out there people. The dog days of summer can put a drag on serious sending thanks to humidity and slick rock. But it’s a great time to hit those alpine boulders and crags. It’s also a great time to mellow out, climb with friends, and enjoy everything about summer cragging like nearby swimming holes, umbrella cocktails, and copious vitamin D. We asked eight of our athletes about there favorite summer climbing zones. Here are their greatest hits. Notice a few repeats. Of course you’ll need footwear for summer sessions. Look to the Booster S if you need stick on steep routes, the Vapor V for comfort and performance, or the Techno X for those multi-pitch trad missions.

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