Berghaus has joined forces with an international expedition team as part of a women’s product development initiative. Representatives from the brand recently met up with the Women’s Euro-Arabian North Pole Expedition in Svalbard, Norway, to discuss kit design and development. Expedition leader Felicity Aston and her colleagues will be using a selection of Berghaus women’s products, when they set out to ski the last degree to the North Pole later this month. Meanwhile, the product feedback that they gave in Svalbard will help Berghaus as the company continues to expand and improve its range of women’s specific products.
The Women's Euro-Arabian North Pole Expedition will see an 11-strong team from 10 different nations ski the last degree to the North Pole to foster greater dialogue and understanding between women from European and Arabian cultures. Led by Felicity Aston from the UK, the team includes representatives with a wide range of backgrounds and outdoor experience, from Qatar, Sweden, Oman, Saudi Arabia, France, Russia, Cyprus, Slovenia and Kuwait. On 14 April, the team will fly from Longyearbyen in Svalbard to a floating ice camp on the Arctic Ocean. From a position at 89 degrees north, the women will then set off to ski towards the North Pole.
Carolyn Harker and Marc Davis from the product management department at Berghaus flew out to meet expedition team members in Svalbard before their flight to the Arctic Ocean. Harker and Davis hosted a workshop, during which they made final adjustments to the expedition kit, gathered feedback on the products that have been supplied to the expedition, and also talked about future plans for women’s specific kit at Berghaus. Berghaus continue to invest considerable resource into refining the design of its range of outdoor clothing, footwear and equipment for women, from technical apparel for high mountain activities to kit designed for walking and everyday use. The ongoing work is primarily focused on fit, features and performance, but is also reviewing and updating the colour options available to women, and how the brand engages and communicates with female audiences.
The Women's Euro-Arabian North Pole Expedition team has been kitted out in a selection of women’s specific products from Berghaus, including the Cold Climbs fleece andRamche down jacket.. For more information about Berghaus visit www.berghaus.com and to find out more about the Women's Euro-Arabian North Pole Expedition, visit www.euroarabianexpedition.com.