“Our decade-long relationship with Australian company Mont Adventure Equipment is one we cherish very much. As well as using their off-the-shelf down and fleece clothing and base layers, we are also very proud to sport their bespoke shell suits every time we step onto the polar ice.
A joint design partnership, these highly-breathable Hydronaute PRO shells have been slowly tweaked over the years to incorporate every feature needed on a long and demanding expedition and we’ve used them on new routes to the South Pole, ski expeditions from North Pole to Canada, across Greenland and on multiple shorter trips.
All zippers on these suits are YKK #5 Vislon Standard, not the #3 AquaGuard zippers common on most shell clothing these days, which get very stiff in the cold. Also our zippers have underside flaps so they can be operated unhindered. We designed this suit to vent on the go with polar mitts on, no stopping to struggle with Velcro’d storm flaps.
Just like you don’t see Formula One cars on the street you won’t find these shells on a shop stand. They are a flagship product made just for us. Thanks @Mont - Aussie ingenuity that takes us to the ends of the earth.
Eric Philips, Ice Trek Expeditions.
Thank you to Mont Ambassador, polar explorer and Order of Australia recipient Eric Philips.
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In 1862, after completing a three-year rope-making apprenticeship and working as a journeyman, Kaspar Tanner started work as a rope-maker in the Swiss town of Dintikon. This heralded the birth of Mammut.