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Fashion July, 29 2014

Moncler “K2 – Sixty Years Later” Editorial

In 1954, Italians Lino Lacedelli and Achille Compagnoni climbed K2, conquering the second-highest mountain on the planet. The team was kitted out with Moncler down jackets, taken to a high standard of specialization by Lionel Terray, the French mountaineer who has been a key figure in the brand’s history. Sixty years after, the feat is being repeated.

Now, as in 1954, Moncler supplied the “K2 – Sixty Years Later” expedition team with technical equipment inspired by the Lionel Terray collection. Six high-protection jackets feature an austere aesthetic inspired by functionality. The “K2 – Sixty Years Later” expedition team also took part in the Keep Karakorum Clean campaign, by carrying out clean-up operations in the high-altitude camps of K2. Thanks to these initiatives, 40 tons of waste have been collected, and 12 toilets have been installed on the glaciers. The same projects have also trained 70 high-altitude porters, of whom over 30 specialize in mountain rescue, and around 200 trekking guides. For more information about the brand and exhibition be sure to visit Moncler’s official website.

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