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Millet Celebrates 60 Years


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Millet Celebrates 60 Years of Alpine Experience and Innovation.

June 1950: MILLET enters mountaineering legend.

On a French expedition to scale ANNAPURNA (8,091m), the first-ever mountain backpack reached the celebrated, iconic “roof of the world” on the shoulders of Louis Lachenal – and it was a MILLET!

March 1987: Winter Alpine Trilogy. French mountaineers and MILLET technical advisers Christophe Profit and Eric Escoffier, operating at the height of their powers, race to be first to achieve the ultimate exploit of the late 20th century: to solo-climb, in a continuous sequence, the classic north faces of the Eiger, the Matterhorn and Les Grandes Jorasses. This trilogy, which Christophe Profit finally accomplished in 40 hours, totally revolutionised alpinism, and gave birth to the Modern Alpine Style that remains the benchmark today.

2010: A birthday to celebrate 60 years of experience and innovation. In a tribute to these two unforgettable deeds, which indelibly marked mountain history, we proudly present the TRILOGY LIMITED™ range, which epitomises our values of performance, commitment and innovation.

Featuring new GORE-TEX® and WINDSTOPPER® fabrics that roll back the limits of innovation, ultra-technical constructions, radically sporty cuts, committed styling, and eco-designed materials.

To envision the future daily, equipped with unique experience but still moved by the emotion shared over the years, is truly a rare privilege.

Celebrate Experience Contest

Play and walk in the tracks of Louis Lachenal and his expedition in 1950, by trying to win a trip in Annapurna. Go backward from September 22nd to December 15th and discover the highlights of the Alpinism’s and Millet’s history and access to the big deal by inviting your friend to play: more players there is, bigger is the final gift!

Moreover, win every single day, bags and Millet accessories during “Celebrate instants”.

For more information, please come to see us on the website www.millet.fr or directly on Millet fan page on Facebook : http://www.facebook.com/milletmountainbyexperience

Discover Millet history on Millet tube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UAE06CeddYM

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