September 2013
September 20, 2013

Hillsound Equipment is excited to announce the launch of the Trail Crampon Ultra, a new winter traction device for Fall 2013.

For those wanting to extend their running season into the winter months, the Trail Crampon Ultra provides superior foot traction in icy conditions.

Building on the legacy of the successful Trail Crampon, the Trail Crampon Ultra utilises high-strength stainless steel and a TPU harness with Velcro strap to create a secure and durable traction device.

The 18 steel spikes are positioned in the stepping impact zones on the sole of the foot, ensuring there is no slipping on icy ascents and descents. The Trail Crampon Ultra was designed with runners in mind, with the spike length striking a balance in providing enough traction without being overly aggressive for between-season trail conditions.

Hillsound Equipment Product Designer, Kris Choi, describes the Trail Crampon Ultra as ‘invaluable’ to winter trail runners.

“What we’ve created in the Trail Crampon Ultra is a lightweight, high-strength micro crampon that will enable winter sports enthusiasts to travel faster and lighter,” Mr Choi said.

The Trail Crampon Ultra is the fifth offering by Hillsound Equipment in their high-quality traction device product range.

“The Ultra comes to the market after years of testing and refinement. I believe we have truly achieved our goal of creating an easy-to-use micro crampon that brings security and confidence in movement to winter trail runners.

“Traction devices like the Ultra can make your outdoor winter pursuits that much more enjoyable by removing that fear of slipping or falling,” Mr Choi said.

You can read more on this new offering from the Hillsound team here. 

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September 7, 2013

The North Shore mountains of Vancouver are host to many lost or injured hikers each year. The difficult terrain, variable weather, proximity to the city and consequent popularity amongst outdoor enthusiasts of all abilities are some  reasons accidents happen in this area. Luckily, the Vancouver community is fortunate enough to have the talented and experienced folk over at North Shore Rescue (NSR) to help us out of a tight fix in our local parks and mountains.

Over the last 50 years that NSR has been operating, they have been involved in over 2,500 search and rescue operations. As well as urban and mountain search and rescue, the NSR are also involved in Helicoptor Flight Rescue Services, police evidence searches, educational programs, civil emergency response and Grouse Grind rescue. Needless to say, the volunteer members of the NSR are an invaluable part of our community.

Hillsound recognizes the hard work NSR does to educate the public and provide rescue services to those in need. This is why we’re renewing our sponsorship of this vital organisation.  The extreme conditions in which some of these operations take place requires high-quality gear that the team can rely on. The NSR team love our Trail Crampons for working on slippery slopes and in winter when the trails get icy. You can read more on the Hillsound Trail Crampons here.

You can check out more information on North Shore Rescue operations on their website.