Dani Arnoldembarks on an expedition to a place so extreme, few athletes have dared to explore it. An adventure to Lake Baikal, the deepest lake on earth, with temperatures as low as -40°C. Too cold to climb? See how he transitions to the horizontal ice and conquers ten new ice routes.
The Eigerjoch Pro IN Hooded Jacket is designed for extremely cold and harsh conditions, keeping him warm even when temperatures drop to -40°C.
Ultra-light Pertex® Quantum Pro
Treated with an ultra-thin water-repellent and insulated with a water-resistant filling.
- Fill power 850 in³Water-repellent 90/10 goose down The warmest jacket Mammut offersShop Jacket
Temperatures are extreme and documentation of the area is scant at best, making it difficult to find climbing sites. Finally, the first challenge: a cave. Or rather an art installation made of ice. This calls for an outfit change.
The rugged Nordwand Pro HS Hooded is perfect for extreme conditions and ensures unrestricted freedom of motion. Today, Arnold is pioneering a new route.
The ideal combination of weather protection and maximum durability
New 3-layer design moves with you
- 28 k mm water column test3-layer GORE-TEX PRO design. The leading technology for waterproof textiles.Shop Jacket
Ice and rock. Cold and moisture. A crucible for outdoor gear. Superior GORE-TEX PRO technology offers uncompromising protection in any weather conditions as well as maximum durability.
The biggest challenge is dealing with the cold. The ice contracts to form a rock-hard surface, smooth as glass. It takes a lot of strength to drive the pick into the ice. Each gripping maneuver is slow and laborious. Dani Arnold discovers a vertical crevice in the rock face that he can hardly resist.
At the transition between the ice and rock, Dani Arnold’s Nordwand MIPS Helmet offers exactly the protection he needs.
Advanced safety test. Strong enough to withstand side impacts
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At the beginning of the expedition, it wasn’t clear whether there would be any opportunities to climb at all. In the end, the expedition was a complete success. Ten new routes on the famous cliffs of Olkhon Island.
The crunch under the soles of the Nordwand Knit High GTX® boots as they meet the icy surface. The breathtaking light of the far north at nightfall. Pristine routes in an enchanting frosty landscape.
Three years developing the material, specifications and technologies.
3D knitted textile: stretchy and form-fitting.
Lighter. Excellent ventilation.
- Insulation rating: -30°CHigh-performance cold insulationShop Shoes