Gear Tester: Pierre Olsson

Gear Tester: Pierre Olsson

Pierre puts himself to the test in the most extreme situations using Klättermusen.

Pierre puts himself to the test in the most extreme situations using Klättermusen.

"I’ve always been drawn into the high and wild places, and that curiosity have sent me to several expeditions and places all around the world. "

I started climbing when I was 10 years old, so basically I’ve been a climber my whole life. At first it was on smaller cliffs around the farm where I grew up, and then, the cliffs became mountains and high rock faces. I’ve always been drawn into the high and wild places, and that curiosity have sent me to several expeditions and places all around the world.

I grew up in the southern part of Sweden, but moved up to Åre in my early 20's. Since then, I’ve been doing all kind of work up here; housekeeping, restaurants, snow clearing, nightclubs, snow mobile safaris, hiking guide - you name it! After a couple of years, I got into carpentry, and now I have been doing that for many years until I decided to get into Rope Access. I’ve been working in Norway with Rope Access for about 7 years, specialized in the rock/geology branch, maintaining safe rock faces above buildings, roads and hiking areas for example.

"I’ve always been drawn into the high and wild places, and that curiosity have sent me to several expeditions and places all around the world. "

"In my everyday life and easier activities, I’ve used the Vale Jacket a lot – and I love it. Perfect for everything from grocery shopping to climbing and skiing."

In 2011 and 2014 I went to Pakistan with Klättermusen for some extreme big wall climbing. I spent weeks hanging from remote rock faces at a high altitude, and especially the Brede Jacket and Freke Salopettes was put to a real test. I could always trust the products and never had any problems with either fabrics or performance.

I have been working with Klättermusen for about 12 years now, but first started with buying the products to go ice climbing, big walling and paragliding. Nowadays I always wear it at work when the weather is harsh.

"In my everyday life and easier activities, I’ve used the Vale Jacket a lot – and I love it. Perfect for everything from grocery shopping to climbing and skiing."

Unfortunately, in the autumn 2020, I was in a really bad accident. I crashed hard with my paraglider and broke my back, my arms and ended up with all kinds of injuries to my body. It's been tough, but I am happy to be alive and now I’m basically fully recovered from the crash, even though it took one year of hard work.

Due to my injuries, I haven’t spent the same number of days outside as I used to, but in my everyday life and easier activities I’ve used the Vale Jacket a lot – and I love it. Perfect for everything from grocery shopping to climbing and skiing. Together with the Mithril Pants I’m always ready for any adventure.