The first sleep lab at 2,700 metres altitude
60 Mammut employees, from interns to vice presidents, settled in at 2,700 meters altitude, surrounded by ice, wind and snow, to test our newest sleeping bags. Not possible? It is.
The team did their testing in Corvatsch. They snowshoed into the tundra beneath towering Piz Bernina and Piz Roseg in search of brutal winter weather. They found it. At minus 15 degrees, the mood could have gotten chilly. But everyone stayed bright and warm, even after darkness fell. We told them the emphasis should be on sleeping. Nevertheless, some of the team turned night into day. Just as the altitude test was anything but a tired old event, our testers woke up to the comfort that Mammut sleeping bags provide.
The storybookDetect more.
Manager, Marketing & Sales Services Germany
«Here I am, tucked up all nice and cozy in my Mammut Ajungilak sleeping bag, lying in a proper outdoor bed on a comfortable mattress out in the open; it's minus fifteen Celsius and I'm staring up at the stars. To the north, the mighty Bernina mountain range will be watching over me as I sleep. I only hope that it doesn't rain, that it's not too cold out here, and that I have sweet dreams.»
The first sleep lab at 2,700 metres altitude.
We told them the emphasis should be on sleeping. Nevertheless, some of the team turned night into day. Just as the altitude test was anything but a tired old event, our testers woke up to the comfort that Mammut sleeping bags provide. Fancy joining us next time? The next test event will take place in the summer with our customers!
«First we drove through rain, then fog and later went up snow-covered roads. The weather got worse and worse. During the ascent the sky was cloudy, but then it cleared noticeably, and by the time the photo shoot began we had brilliant sunshine! How about that for good organization and good timing!!»
«The outerwear performed really well during the ascent. I'll be curious to know if the sleeping bag does as well at 2900 m. I've brought along some extra heating in the form of a little whisky - just in case, you understand.»
Whither the way? Find out!
Photographer Röbi Bösch was pretty demanding: «Wait, there's snow on the rucksack! You back there, where's your headlamp? Stop, a cloud's hiding the moon; people lie sideways again! You two back there stop canoodling!» But in the end it was all worth it!
Head of Marketing Services
«Some of us got it into our heads to trace the outline of a mammoth - our corporate logo - using torches in the snow. From his vantage point on a nearby hillock, Michael relayed to us where we should place the torches. As the artwork lit up the night sky, we spent quite a bit of time trying to decide whether we had actually come up with an anteater, a giraffe or an elephant. We let our fantasies run riot!»
Weaving development and production
«I've never been outside at minus 15° Celsius. It's a real first for me!
The gear of course performed outstandingly - I felt almost nothing of the cold in the sleeping bag.
Great event, definitely to be repeated.»
«It's quite simple: the sleeping bag must have been good, or there's no way I would have managed to fall asleep in that cold - some of the others must have been snoring, but I never heard a thing.»
Purchasing Manager Apparel
«Well, to be perfectly frank, I'm still not too happy with my colleagues.
In the morning, all nice and snug in my sleeping bag, I drifted back off while listening to music on my MP3 player... and the others were going to leave me lying there instead of waking me up. The guys at Ajungilak who designed the bags can take that as a real compliment!
The whole event was great! Anytime you want to do it again, just let me know...»
Manager, Warehouse & Shipping Switzerland
«The amazing sleeping bag that helped me catch my forty winks despite the icy cold.»
«Altitude is my favourite Mammut product - don't go changing it! This sleeping bag has really made the expedition easier. It provides protection, keeps you really warm and is still light and space saving».
Testing under extreme conditions
«Minus 15 degrees, everybody's snoring their heads off, what have I got myself into?»
«Lovely and warm is possible at minus 15 degrees»
When 60 employees start the journey into the snow-covered high country with their Altitude sleeping bags it’s a unique photo opportunity. But there’s more to the photo process than just pressing a button. Photographer Röbi Bösch was pretty demanding: "Wait, there’s snow on the rucksack! You back there, where’s your headlamp? Stop, a cloud’s hiding the moon; people lie sideways again! You two back there stop canoodling!"