The Mammut Sports Group AG is one of the leading and most successful suppliers of alpine, climbing and outdoor equipment. Its products set standards in terms of quality and innovation and create new trends. The mountain sports brand Mammut stands for the highest levels of safety and is today an almost all-round supplier in the outdoor world. In 2012, Mammut celebrated its 150th anniversary.
HANDOUT - Climbers Daniel Arnold and Stephan Siegrist collaborated with climbing photographer Thomas Senf’s and Swiss mountain sports manufacturer Mammut to create unique mystical atmosphere images on the Eidfjord in northern Norway, using coloured flares, spotlights and headlamps. Eidfjord , three hours east of the city of Bergen, is famous for the large number of icefalls (frozen waterfalls) at over 500 metres (1,640 ft) long. The innovative idea to capture the athletes climbing the huge icefalls took several hours of preparation as lamps were fixed in the ice using elaborate rope constructions and connected by 700 metres (2,296 ft) of electric cable. Thomas Senf and his team’s goal using Mammut alpine equipment was to portray the reflective ice and moving shadows combined with coloured lights to create images that appear to be from another world. "Photography and filming at night is a big challenge," says Senf. "The right lighting determines whether you succeed or fail."