Mammut Athlete Caro North

Mammut Athlete and Mountain Guide, Caro North, in front of the Eiger. ©Karen Bockel.

Mammut Athlete and Mountain Guide, Caro North, in front of the Eiger. ©Karen Bockel.

“Do what you can’t. Be what you can.”

Mammut’s motto is no small order, but Mammut takes it to heart.

So does my good friend Caro North. Caro, who is from Switizerland, is a Mammut Athlete and Mountain Guide.

Having been on expeditions to all the corners of the world: from the North Faces of her homeland, to Alaska, India, South America and beyond . . . Caro puts her gear and clothing to the test more than anyone I know. She is the toughest! Her expeditions are often in remote, wild, mountain ranges where the team is completely self-reliant. They do everything from hauling gear, building basecamp, bivouacking en-route and climbing snow, rock and ice all at once.

Anything Caro takes along on her adventures near and far has to do what it can’t. And, what Caro brings back from her expeditions are a test to the durability and quality of Mammut’s clothing and equipment.

You can see that Caro’s kit is still going strong in the photo above.

One detail Caro particularly loves is the drop seat in her Gore-Tex pants. She helped develop Mammut’s drop-seat design with product managers and designers by testing different options. But most importantly, she fought for it. “To be able to go pee in the mountains while wearing a harness is a super important detail. This is something girls definitely need!” says Caro.

Learn more about Caro in this interview about how she manages fear:

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