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Harken Industrial™ is pleased to announce that we are an official rescue team sponsor of the 2019 Mezzalama Trophy.
The collaboration with the historic ski mountaineering competition is an important one for Harken Industrial, as we gain greater involvement with the design and development of products dedicated to mountain rescue.
What is the Mezzalama Trophy?
The Mezzalama Trophy, named after mountaineering pioneer Ottorino Mezzalama, is an international ski mountaineering competition that takes place on the Monte Rosa Massif. It is also known as the White Marathon.
The departure takes place in Breuil-Cervinia, on the slopes of Mount Matterhorn in northwest Italy. From here, passing a few steps over 4000 meters above sea level, including the Castore (4,226 m) and the Lyskamm (4,150 m), ski mountaineers push themselves to reach the finish line in Gressoney-La-Trinité.
The total journey is 45 kilometers (27 miles) with an altitude difference of 2,862 meters, plus a height difference downhill of 3,145 meters. The race is extremely challenging and a real test of human endurance to make it across the line.
The very first Mezzalama Trophy was in 1933 and this year’s event on the 27th of April marks the 22nd time the competition has taken place.
Harken Industrial Mountain Rescue Products
Harken Industrial is becoming more of an influence in the design and development of products dedicated to mountain rescue.
Our product line within this field includes equipment such as:
PowerSeat™ Ascenders: which allow the operator to ascend quickly with minimal effort, stay in position longer and work in greater comfort during rescue operations.
The LokHead™ Winch: a proven high-load, low-friction winch that can be used anywhere a load needs to be lifted or lowered. Rigged to a tripod, it can be used for confined-space rescue operations, load moving/hauling, plus personnel hoisting.
Riggers Winches: provide the user with a lightweight, CE certified, portable winch mounted to a sturdy adaptor plate. These winches can be anchored to multiple structures, including a tripod, they are simple to use and ideal for a diverse range of lifting and load pulling applications.