February 16, 2011 (Boulder, Colo.) – La Sportiva N.A., makers of technical climbing, mountaineering, Mountain Running®, hiking footwear and ski mountaineering hardware is pleased to announce recent developments surrounding the La Sportiva N.A. National Climbing Team. Most notably, La Sportiva N.A. Climbing Team member Sean McColl won last weekend’s ABS 12 Open National Championships hosted in Boulder, Colorado. Additionally, La Sportiva also announced the signing of their newest team member and talented boulderer, Paul Robinson.
“Words can’t really explain how happy I felt, or maybe my English vocabulary just isn’t varied enough but I felt like I was walking on the moon,” says La Sportiva N.A. Climbing Team member, Sean McColl, in summarizing how he felt after last weekend’s victory at the ABS 12 Open National Championships.
With the addition of Paul Robinson, who recently completed his fifth V15 during an extended trip to Europe, the La Sportiva N.A. National Climbing Team continues to maintain one of the strongest, sponsored group of climbing athletes in North America.
"I’m very excited to join the La Sportiva family," says the newest La Sportiva N.A. National Climbing Team member, Paul Robinson. “Their heritage as a climbing company, the strength of the brand and quality of their products is unbeatable. The new Pythons look incredible!” Robinson recently returned from his first visit to La Foret de Fontainebleau, read more about his trip here: http://www.sportiva.com/live/page.php?id=60&at=24.
La Sportiva plans to release the high performance Python slipper this April. The high performance slipper has been designed for bouldering and steep sport routes and will retail for $130.
Other notable La Sportiva N.A. National Climbing Team members for 2011 include Kelly Cordes, Kyle Dempster, & Hayden Kennedy.
Sean McColl: http://www.sportiva.com/team/member/61
Paul Robinson: http://www.sportiva.com/team/member/155
Kelly Cordes: http://www.sportiva.com/team/member/147
Kyle Dempster: http://www.sportiva.com/team/member/151
Hayden Kennedy: http://www.sportiva.com/team/member/130
With over 80 years of heritage, La Sportiva has unrivaled experience in building the world’s finest performance mountain footwear. Creating innovation through passion, La Sportiva offers the most versatile technical climbing, mountaineering, Mountain Running®, hiking shoes and ski mountaineering equipment on the market. For more information on La Sportiva visit http://www.sportiva.com or check out the new online interactive community, La Sportiva LIVE, at: http://www.sportiva.com/live.