AMBASSADORS

GIAN SIMMEN

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Gian won the first Olympic Gold in Snowboard Men’s Halfpipe at the Olympics Winter Games in Nagano 1998. He grew up in the great winter sports areas in Davos and Arosa. Gian is a two times ISF-World Champion, Olympic Gold Medalist, former Swiss Champion and European Championship Medalist. Today he’s living with his family in the Bernese Oberland and working for the Jungfrau Railways, he’s responsible for the snowpark at Grindelwald-First, on the Jungfraujoch Top of Europe and for PR Events. Finally he’s an expert speaker for snowboard events at the swiss national television.

FRANZISKA
KAUFMANN

Gold at Swiss, European and World Championships - this is the remarkable Palmarès by Franziska Kaufmann from Grindelwald. Franziska talks about her impressive career and what curling is all about.

WERNER MARTI

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Challenging climbs, technical descents, on skis and in record time - that's ski-mountaineering.

The Grindelwalder Werner Marti is one of the world's best in this discipline. Since the winter of 2017, Werner has been a professional ski mountaineer and is working very successfully to extend his remarkable "list of achievements".

ISAMU TATSUNO

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Isamu was 21 years old when he crossed half the globe to realize his dream: Climb the Eiger North Face. In 1969, he and his partner were the first successful japanese team to conquer the North Face. Since then, Grindelwald and Isamu have build a lifelong bond.

This is the story of an adventurer, a pioneer and today an incredible entrepreneur, behind the brand Montbell.

ROGER SCHÄLI

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Roger Schäli likes to refer to the Eiger as his playground, his backyard. As one of the most accomplished alpinists in the world Roger is a classic textbook example of the true mountain climber: frank, friendly, rugged and very modest. 

UELI KESTENHOLZ

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Ueli grew up in Switzerland at the Lake of Thun, surrounded by beautiful mountains like the Eiger and fell in love with the mountains at a early age. From the first steps on a snowboard to being a two times ISF-World champion, Olympic Medalist as well as a two times X-Games winner in BoarderX, Ueli is a multi-talented athlete. 

Watch the stories, his positive energy and infectious smile will brighten your day.

JANINE & DAN

PATITUCCI

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Since 1999, Patitucciphoto is one of the world’s leading sources of the finest mountain sport, cycling, lifestyle and travel images for the global outdoor industry, or for anyone seeking exceptional service and dynamic outdoor photography. As real athletes, Dan & Janine have settled down in the region and flood magazine and social media with their stunning photographs. 

Their story will make you want to quit your job and get outdoors ! 

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