During the spring of 2017 we got the opportunity to support an important project. Gustav Scherrer was working on his bachelor thesis and reached out to us for monetary support and advice because he thought his project was in our interest. He was definitely right and we were happy to help! The thesis is about enhanced avalanche safety by helping skiers make better decisions on the mountain. Watch Gustav’s 3 minute pitch of his thesis at Umeå Institute of Design below. Check out @gustavscherrer on instagram to follow his work. Gustav is also working with the foundation Skiers Left who is doing a great job educating skiers in Sweden about avalanche safety. Read more on their website www.skiersleft.com!
As a step to increase safety and awareness among our friends in the mountains, we are happy to announce that we have partnered with RECCO for the launch of their next reflector – the MM Rapaport Hargin branded reflector. RECCO’s rescue system is used worldwide to find buried avalanche victims. By attaching a reflector to your ski boot or helmet you become searchable for professional rescue teams in the event of an avalanche. Part of the profits from the MM Rapaport Hargin reflectors will go to the foundation and support our efforts to increase safety and gender equality within mountain sports. We think this is a great way to enable us to do more while also increasing the searchability of those who choose to purchase a reflector. A reflector should not be seen as a substitute for a transceiver but as a complement to further increase your searchability in the event of an avalanche. We want to thank RECCO for their support! You can find the reflectors at Alpingaraget and Skistar Shop.
MM Rapaport Hargin is hosting an event in Stockholm called “Pop Your Airbag” on November 14th. The night will be about learning more about your equipment and how to use it. Stop by if you can! Att ha rätt utrustning när man är ute i bergen är otroligt viktigt, men att kunna använda den är desto viktigare. Därför vill vi på MM Rapaport Hargin tillsammans med Alpingaraget bjuda in till eventet Pop Your Airbag den 14:e November. Varmt välkommen för att testa din egen lavinutrustning och lära dig om ny! På plats kommer du kunna… …fråga de auktoriserade bergsguiderna Mårten Johansson och Andreas Bengtsson om säkerhetstips inför vintern …träna på att dra din lavinryggsäck utan kostnad eller öva på av våra …få hjälp att uppdatera och säkerhetskontrollera din transceiver …få chansen att vinna fina priser …få ta del av extra bra priser på säkerhetsutrustning …träffa representanter från ledande varumärken inom lavinsäkerhetsutrustning …passa på att fråga om resten av din utrustning och upptäcka säsongens nyheter …och inte minst – kom och mingla, prata om säkert tänk på berget och peppa inför vintern med likasinnade. Vi bjuder på dryck och tilltugg och utlovar grymt bra häng! Självklart gäller fritt inträde. OSA? Till firstname.lastname@example.org VAR? Alpingaraget, Birger Jarlsgatan 127 NÄR? 14 november från klockan 19.00
Dear friends and partners, Thank you for your contributions to the foundation. We are extremely grateful and moved by your support. Thanks to you we have had the opportunity to start up and create a solid ground for what we want to accomplish. Since the start in fall 2016 we have mainly focused on establishing a structure and getting the administration in place, but we are also happy to report that we have made a number of activations and participated in several events during the winter. Our major activations have been: Giving two young women the opportunity to develop as skiers and learn more about safety by participating in Shades of Winter Camp in Engelberg. Supporting a thesis on increased avalanche safety written by Gustav Scherrer at Umeå Universitet. The support for Gustav was both monetary and in mentorship form and we now see great potential for further development. Developing a product, through a partnership, that will be launched this fall and will be available in stores through out Sweden. Beyond this, we have had a many exciting meetings covering everything from future partnerships to interesting discussions with people who share our goal. We are incredibly grateful for everyone who gets in touch, shows their support, and comes with ideas. This foundation had not been possible if it were not for you! We will now take a short break during the summer and plan for next season. Enjoy the sun and we look forward to see you in the fall! /MM Rapaport Hargin Foundation through Mattias, Helena, Andrea, Arthur, Jesper, Petter, Mervi, Anna, Marcus, and Henrik