The Alpinists : alpina's ambassadors & partners
THE ALPINIST PRINCIPLES
All alpina "family" members - the "Alpinists" - are united by a common aim.
They seek performance and progress when facing a challenge in extremely demanding environments.
They successfully accomplish their missions by applying the "Alpinist" principles:
Be perseverant . Think independently . Trust your instincts . Don't forget your roots
We only associate with partners that - like us - truly share, live and work according to these principles,
and we hope that any person who adheres to them, and whishes to promote them,
will - one day - decide to wear an alpina watch, thereby becoming an "Alpinist".
A truly modern adventurer Aurelien Ducroz is the 2009 World Chanpion Freeride. True to his "Find your limits" Alpinist spirit, in 2016 Aurlien will participate in the legendary Vendée Globe solo around the world sailing race, the Everest of sailing, via the three major capes of Good Hope, Leeuwin and the Horn.
Not satisfied with being one of the world's leading free-riders - an extreme winter sport where the participants dice with death every time they put on their skis - Aurélien has set himself an even more demanding challenge: to cross the 6'700 kilometers of the Atlantic Ocean solo in a Transat 6.50 sailing boat. Because Aurélien's world is one of extreme challenges, where the conditions on the mountains or on the high seas are always changing and never less than dangerous, he has to have a watch that he can rely on in all circumstances. That is why he has chosen the Alpina Seastrong Tacht Timer to accompany him in all his adventures.
Alpina & Aurélien also support the Race for Water Foundation and its Water Guardian programe of witch Aurélien is an Ambassador
Patrick Sweeney is an Ex-Olympian, entrepreneur and elite adventure racer.
In July 2014 Patrick was named one of the "World's Real Fittest Athletes" by Outside Magazine TV, and he is currently planning several world record attempts in the most challenge locations on Earth. During these epic adventures Patrick will be documenting the attempts to be broadcasted worldwide, in the hopes of inspiring a new generation of adventurers with respect for the environment. A true "Alpinist".
His misión in his own words: "No matter what the distance, the hardship or the danger, I've got to keep pushing. I want to get uncomfortable, get scared. Adventure gives me control and control when you're scared is courage. Courage gives me the strength to live life instead of letting life live me.".
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PrivatAir is a leading international business aviation group, with headquarters in Geneva Switzerland. Since 35 years it is setting a new level of excellence in standards of service and operations of luxury charter flights. Privat Air and alpina share the same standards of excellence in servicing discerning customers and work along identical Swiss principles in the creation and development of luxury products and services.
Both companies are "Alpinists" at the core and alpina is the official watch of Privat Air.
Børge Ousland & Vincent Colliard
With more than 20 years experience of record-breaking Arctic and Antarctic expeditions, Norwegian Børge Ousland became the first person to complete a solo expedition to the North Pole without resupplying. As a Nansen and Amundsen heir, he was also the first to cross the Antarctic continent alone. Børge is a renowned photo and documentary filmmaker who has received several international awards for his expeditions and films. Alpina Support the Ice legacy Project by Børge et Vincent.
French Vincent Colliard, 27 years old, is a strong adventurer with previous expedition experience in Norway, Patagonia and Himalaya. In 2010, he was a crewmember aboard "Northern Passage" with his mentor Børge Ousland during the first historic circumnavigation of the Arctic ocean in one season. They also have been partners on other expeditions such as the first ski crossing, in 2012, of isolated Nordauslandet in Spitsbergen, one of the 20 biggest glaciers on earth.
AllTrails is the leading digital network focused on outdoor enthusiasts. It provides 1 million people monthly with the information and tools that help them rediscover the outdoors. It does so with innovative products powered by one of the most comprehensive databases of outdoor recreation information. Founded in 2010, AllTrails is headquartered in San Francisco, California and operates industry leading websites and mobile applications outdoor enthusiasts need to get outside, record their adventures, and share them with friends & family. AllTrails and Alpina share the same universe, the great outdoors and the Alpine world.
Participate with Alpina and Alltrails to the Alpina 4 Summits World challenge