Team Bergans sitting down in the nature

Team Bergans

This is a bunch of people we are proud of having as our friends and cooperation partners. They are down-to-earth and positive people who love wandering through nature, each in their own way, and in different parts of the world.

Some distinguish themselves with their talent, their courage, or their skills. Others impress with indomitable will and perseverance. Feedback from our team members leads to innovations and improvements. In addition, they are often directly involved in the design and development of our products

Cecilie Skog in red Ally canoe

Cecilie Skog

Cecilie Skog is one of the most prominent female adventurers in the world. Her achievements as a mountaineer and polar explorer are unparalleled, and her love of nature and hiking is one of the cornerstones of her life. She is the only person in the world to have both climbed the Seven Summits and to have skied to the South and North Poles.

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Anders Backe wearing Bergans

Anders Backe

Anders Backe is a recognized ski acrobat from Vikersund. As a 13-year-old, he received his first twin tip skis, and it was then that he really understood where his interest lay. He has established himself as one the best in Europe in his field, with some great results in competitions, including getting to the finals of the X games.

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Rune Gjeldnes in the mountains wearing Bergans

Rune Gjeldnes

Rune Gjeldnes is a veteran of Team Bergans and a true polar hero. It all started on a farm in Surnadal in the Nordmøre district, and since then this tough-guy has completed many long expeditions in extreme weather conditions all over the world. Rune is the first and only person in the world to have crossed the world's largest expanses of ice (North Pole, South Pole and Greenland) without supplies delivered along the route.

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Lorraine Huber wearing Bergans Myrkdalen jacket

Lorraine Huber

Lorraine Huber has impressed many people with her fearless skiing down steep mountainsides. She has developed into one of Europe's strongest names in female freeride skiing and has traveled the entire globe winning competitions such as the Freeride World Tour Europe and the "Best freeride female" award. Lorraine is particularly passionate about women getting involved in freeriding.

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Annelie Pompe wearing Bergans

Annelie Pompe

Annelie Pompe started sport climbing at the early age of 13, but quickly progressed to higher and longer climbs. The adventuress from Gothenburg is the one woman in the world who has been both highest and deepest without breathing apparatus. She has also climbed the "Seven Summits" – the highest mountains on each continent.

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Tina Hafsaas climbs wearing Bergans

Tina Johnsen Hafsaas

Tina is a rare rock climbing talent. She has travelled around the world, and has distinguished herself internationally as a top-level sport climber. At the young age of 18, she was ranked as the best junior in the world in 2012, and in the same year she won the European Youth Cup. She also has a bronze from the World Youth Championship in 2011, in addition to being both Norwegian and Nordic Champion. She was the first Norwegian woman to complete a route with an 8a+ difficulty at the first attempt.

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Tom Stiansen wearing Bergans

Tom Stiansen

Tom Stiansen is a well-known Norwegian alpine skier and TV host. He was part of the Norwegian national alpine skiing team at the age of 16 and has participated in the World Cup, World Championships and the Winter Olympics. For many people, Tom is best known as host of the successful TV series 71 Degrees North on TV Norge. His job as TV host further opened his eyes to the outdoors, and he has not allowed himself to miss out on the opportunity to take a summit trip in between recordings in the Norwegian mountains.

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Team Bergans Member Øyvind Aanes

Øyvind Aanes

Øyvind Aanes is one of the most experienced mountain guides in Europe and a major contributor and collaborating partner for Bergans' Slingsby collection. His work involves making demanding safety assessments each day, and he knows what is required of the equipment you use. Øyvind is a specialist in Haute Route variations and works as a heliski guide in Terrace, Canada. He is a UIAGM-certified mountain guide and an ISIA-approved ski instructor.

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Team Bergans Lotten Rapp skiing

Lotten Rapp

Lotten took part in her first skiing competition as a two-year-old. She then progressed to alpine skiing. She eventually started working as a ski instructor. The older instructors recommended that she try freeriding. She took up freeriding in 2009, participated in her first freeriding competition and won. “From that moment I knew that this was my thing. I was hooked,” says Lotten.