IN ESSENCE, GOING TO THE MOUNTAINS MEANS CREATING MORE ROOM FOR FREEDOM AND SELF-EXPRESSION. KARPOS IS FOCUSED ON DEVELOPING GEAR THAT ALLOWS FOR THE EXPANSION OF THIS SPACE.
KARPOS IS FOR PEOPLE WHO GO TO THE MOUNTAINS TO PUSH THEIR LIMITS
"You can stop because you have to, or you can stop because you want to. It’s your choice. Do you want to live freely? Look for lightness. This is how you go far. There’s only one way to understand who you are: there’s an open space between your garden and the unreachable. Explore it. Let life take its course. Then push the boundary a little higher. Your identity is there, where effort and joy are the same thing.
Do you know what’s revolutionary? Living your own life, the one you’ve chosen. Squeeze out the best, because every moment is perfect if you concentrate on what you can get out of it. Play seriously: you’re competing only with yourself.
Listen to your nature. Listen to your beating heart; listen to it accelerate. Feel your muscles tighten and the sweat bead on your forehead. Look for intensity, because that’s how things get really interesting. Do you want to experience something new, something memorable? Change your perspective. There is a whole world just beyond your front door. Go where you’ve never been before. Don’t stop."
THE BIRTH OF A BRAND
At first we talked about lizards, ants and caterpillars – all animals that are able to overcome gravity without wings. But then we came to think that the concept should be represented by an element that could symbolize a man climbing, but also nature, which in this case should encompass and surround the man’s mind – and more. And thus was born that superhuman hand, a fusion between the digits of a man and those of a gecko, a prehistoric and magical reptile capable of walking on walls. And then the color … green, the color of nature, because it is not we who conquer the mountains but the mountains that conquer us. We are the visionary mountaineers who imagine that love can cause holds to materialize under our fingers. We are the crazy idealists who think that with passion we can realize our dreams. We believed this, and we continue to believe it.
A BIG FAMILY
"Being able to turn a passion into a business is a great good fortune and is certainly one of the keys to success. We owe to our father this passion for what we now call outdoor and which in the beginning for him was Nordic skiing and cycling. Thanks to our father, my brothers and I know the pleasure it gives and the commitment that it requires to practice the activities and sports we do and this makes us aware of the new challenges and enthusiastic about the projects we carry out. Karpos was born ten years ago from this spirit of research, from the desire to go further, from wanting to make our outdoor experience more complete, from wanting to reach the top of the mountains to enjoy a 360 ° view. Our luck has been to have met, looked for and found people who share our same passion with our same professionalism. A close-knit, involved and enthusiastic team who, like us, realize their love for the mountains every day through work."
Gioia Cremonese - Karpos Business Unit Director