Bob Gore, son of Bill and Vieve Gore, recognised in 1969 that PTFE had elastic properties under certain conditions. With that discovery, he invented the GORE-TEX® membrane and began an unprecedented story of success. Indeed, without this man, history could have followed a different path: Dr. Heinrich Flik, former chairman of the supervisory board and GORE pioneer.
Flik brought the first roll of a GORE-TEX® membrane from the United States to Europe and forged the alliance with the world of outdoor and adventure sports. In this video, he tells us how he turned Reinhold Messner into one of the first converts of this then-totally unique functional fabric, why a close partnership with athletes for the GORE-TEX® brand is so important, and why even today outdoor athletes rely on the waterproof, breathable power of GORE-TEX® products. And we’ll also tell you what that has to do with a tent! Take a look!
30 September 2016 by cblackwo
Patagonia will be showing their new film at the Alhambra Cinema in Keswick on July 23rd. Join us and the West Cumbria Rivers Trust to find out more about how we can all help to save wild salmon and their rivers.
We have 4 FREE tickets to giveaway for the Kendal Mountain Festival tour in 2019. 2 for Penrith on the 5th of April and 2 for Kendal on the 6th of June. ENDS 1st April, 2019.
WINNERS Tracey from Cockermouth and Tom from Shropshire
What is needed to shoot rock climbing and contemporary landscapes with an antique ultra large format camera.