In February, for the second consecutive year, Pally'Hi's in-house graphics man, Mr Michi Hanauer, packed his splitboard and headed east to Romania's Carpathian mountains for an adventure. Having seen the potential on his previous visit, Michi was eager to catch Romania at its best.
Pally'Hi's Peter Bauer and handful of buddies made the drive last weekend to Laax in Switzerland to join the SuddenRush Banked Slalom. Organised by snowboarding legends Nicolas Mueller and Terje Haakonsen the Sudden Rush Banked has quickly become an unmissable event in the European Snowboard calendar.
Tim and Val, owners of the legendary Nomads Bus, an old US school bus turned hostel on wheels, spend the entire year enjoying outdoor pursuits and then cozying-up with their guests in the evening. They're the perfect ambassadors to prove that when it comes combining comfort, warmth and smelling good, Merino wool has no equal.
Hiking in the Peak District is something I never thought would appeal to me, but at 34 years old the thought of a jaunt through the countryside with spectacular scenery, questionable company and great beer at the finish line, sounded great. So I packed a waterproof jacket, some hiking boots and a few merino layers and caught a flight to Manchester, UK, to sample the Pennines' famous footpaths.
Do you know the difference between Wool Felt and Felted Wool? Didn't think so. At Pally'Hi we use Felted Wool in our Boreal Weight fabrics, here are the reasons why.
Pally'Hi ambassador Richard Tilney-Bassett is a talented, young photographer traveling around the world by trading his photography skills for food, board and travel. Now almost a year deep in this project and way of life, Rich’s 62nd trade took him to Africa to work with the Uganda International Marathon.
Austrian Pally'Hi ambassador Stefan Filzmoser is always on an adventure, but whether he's hiking epic trails, climbing towering peaks or splitboarding in undiscovered zones, he never forgets to capture wonderful photos. In July, Stefan and his buddy Martin, set their sites on Piz Badile, a 3300m peak which straddles the boarders of Italy and Switzerland.
In the summer of 2016, professional photographer Richard Tilney-Bassett's decided to start something extraordinary. Trading his work as a photographer for room, board and travel, with clients ranging from brands to individuals and charities, Rich has been able to travel the world. We're delighted to welcome Rich to Pally'Hi as a brand ambassador.
After two weeks of beautiful spring days, winter has returned to Bavaria, bringing heavy snowfalls and bone chilling temperatures. Making the most of the perfect snowboarding conditions and longer days, a crew from Pally'Hi HQ headed to local resort Spitzingsee with the splitboards to poach some perfect pow.
Pally’Hi’s roving surf adventurer Nic Spiers splashes-out on a new set of wheels and drives north to Scotland with a tight crew of his closest friends to enjoy the last days of summer-time searching for waves. Stunning scenery was assured, but would there be any surf?
This week Pally'Hi graces the front cover of BioTech Weekly after unveiling Bolly, the World's first plant/animal cross breed. A huge step forward in textile production, the thread spun from Bolly's wool-like hairs benefit from the best properties of Bamboo and Merino Wool.
Last weekend the fast and furious banks of the Treis Palas in Laax hosted the Sudden Rush banked Slalom. Hosted by Terje Haakonsen and Nicolas Mueller, two heroes of snowboarding, the event attracts a higher caliber of riders seeking glory. Pally'Hi's Peter Bauer and Johannes Ritter joined the event to enjoy all of the luxuries afforded to event sponsors... namely a racing bib and a beer at the finish line.
"OUT - Visuals from Venturing" was a three day photography exhibition at Fifteen Sixteen, a sleek concept store in Nuernberg, supported by Pally'Hi, featuring the photographic work of a handful of Europe's premier adventure photographers.
Last winter photographer Martin Erd and three friends headed east to Iran. With many preconceived ideas of what Iran would be like, the small crew spent several weeks absorbing the Iranian culture and skinning for fresh lines in the Alborz Mountains to the north of Tehran. Their adventure was a real eye opener.
Pally Hi's graphics guru, Michi Hanauer, and his wife Bianca made the most of the Christmas break to take a dream splitboard trip in Romania's Carpathian Mountains. Fresh tracks by day and plenty of Sliwowitz at night, Romania looks like it's well worth a visit.
Four friends travel north to Svalbard, a small group of mountainous islands located in the Arctic Ocean, almost 1000Km north of Norway, on a mission to combine fat biking and ski-touring.
Engadin, a beautiful valley in the Swiss Alps, might be most famous for the skiing on offer on its towering peaks or the glitz and glamour of St. Moritz, but for outdoors fans and budding adventurers this mountain playground presents hundreds of opportunities to get outdoors and enjoy nature.
Living hundreds of miles from the ocean and a good surf break is a surfer's worst nightmare. In Germany the surfers make use of their fast flowing rivers where they can pump turns down standing waves. The most famous river wave in Germany is right in the centre of the City of Munich. Our global surf adventurer Nic Spiers checked it out.
Everybody knows that wool and moths are a bad combination, but keeping them at bay doesn't require nasty pesticides. Nope, the essential oils naturally diffused by Cedar wood work great.
Simon Hehl is a rapid addicted Kayaker from Italy's mountainous Südtirol region. His summers are spent chasing rainfall throughout the alps in the pursuit of fast rivers, churning rapids and big waterfalls. "Paddler's Diary" follows Simon as he discovers new whitewater and competes in Europe's premier Kayaking contests. First stop, the Kayak Castle Rapid Race on the river Ahr.
This is a story about a freedom. A story about getting lost and finding yourself in the deep blue ocean. It’s about sandy skin, salty hair, perfect and non-perfect waves, sunrises & sunsets, about waking up in remote places at the coast and endless roads. It’s about the sun, the ocean, the nature and the tides. It’s simply about passion and following salty dreams far away from everyday life.
After returning to Europe post a two month surf safari in Sri Lanka, Pally'Hi's one man wave-searching-machine, Nic Spiers, headed north to Wales in the UK to check-out it's latest tourist attraction, Surf Snowdonia.
The job of the photographer on any roadtrip is to capture the sense of adventure and the wild nature and landscapes. Last year talented photographer Michi Reinhardt joined P'H surf adventurer Nic Spiers in Ireland and took some wonderful shots.
More than 10,000 Kilometres through his epic Schliersee to Sydney cycle, Robert Eixenberger has just passed through Myanmar, formally known as Burma. It's country the size of France, sandwiched between India and Thailand, full of beautiful Buddhist temples and rich culture.
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