Last year we highlighted our ambassador Julien "Pica" Herry as he and friends pushed full send on massive, earth shaking lines in the Hunza Valley of the Karakoram. That was 2018. A year later in 2019, he went back to tag new lines. This time his universe turned sideways as... read more →
What about Dreaming ? Jump into the search of esthetic shapes to ride in the Mont Blanc Massif . Sharing the unforgettable, up high in the mountains , far away from the crowd. Invade Media's 2017 movie of the Freeskier Sam Favret and the Snowboarder Julien Herry will bring... read more →
After 8 years of testing and proving itself in the field, the Flex-Lock has held firm as one of our best touring innovations to date. We thought this would be an appropriate time to revisit the numbers behind our most popular touring accessory. Flex-Lock is the best option for softbooting... read more →
Pica, shredding the Brevent side of the Chamonix Valley. Photo: Arthur Ghilini We'll begin this by rehearsing the fact that Julien Herry of Chamonix might just be the best "Steeps Specialist" snowboarder in a generation of riders. He has put down first descents throughout the European Alps, and has honed his skillset... read more →
This fall, I got the chance to spend some time on a longer format conversation with Karakoram Ambassador Gray Thompson. Gray has been crafting works of snowboard culture for quite some time now. His Warp Wave projects were a favorite of mine back when I was looking for inspiration to... read more →
Summer Splitboarding the Indian Trans-Himalayas A Glimpse of the Karakoram Range Words: Simone Le Grand The land of high passes (also called Little Tibet) fascinated me straight away when I first visited Ladakh and Zanskar for trekking in 2013.... read more →
For Winter 2018-19 we at Karakoram are proud to release the next generation ride mode for our Prime System, the Ride Mode 2.0. While keeping the Active Joining Karakoram is known for, spring loading your bindings to your board for instant response, we've engineered the Ride Mode 2.0 to have... read more →
We'll be at SIA January 25 to 28.
When people go looking for truly steep lines, they tend to think of Alaska. But Karakoram athlete Ian Holmes heard that the Canadian side of the border was an untapped mecca for steep riding. Searching for information, he found a photo of what looked to him like the perfect line.... read more →
Limited-edition artwork from renowned artist RP Roberts, & the best bindings in the world. A gorgeous combination. Choose between the PrimeX Carbon: The ultimate go-to splitboard bindings for the most elite snowboarders in the world- Jeremy Jones, Forrest Shearer, Mitch Tölderer, and more. Our lightest binding, this is a precision... read more →
Bryce and Tyler made it out of the office one morning last spring for some morning turns at Alpental. Nothing better than a little "product testing", a quiver full of Gentemstick powsurfs to choose from, and getting to put the bindings we work so hard designing to the test. We... read more →
Before we really get into this post, it must be said that we (Karakoram) don't necessarily want to encourage our friends or customers to partake in this style of snowboard alpinism. In case you're really wondering, snowboarding on the terrain that Julien "Pica" Herry enjoys, is more akin to full-throttle,... read more →
We're consistently blown away by the riding of Pica Herry. Here we have some amazing footage from The Backyards Project. We're proud to have him out putting our split interfaces and quiver connectors to the test! Words: Pica Herry Sam Favret is a Chamonix home made skier. He spent the... read more →
You've been waiting, but you're not sure for what. Inspiration has struck, and the future is here. Join the new revolution, and free your mind. We've been keeping this project wrapped up tight, but now it's time to open up and bite into what's next. Shipping April 1st, 2018
Check out Karakoram Ambassador Mitch Toelderer's award winning splitboard film "When the Mountains Where Wild." WHEN THE MOUNTAINS WERE WILD - A freeride journey to the Albanian Alps from Whiteroom Productions on Vimeo.
Karakoram Guide Ambassador Neil McNab shows us the ropes in Chamonix.
It hardly seems possible that 2 years have passed since we lost our beloved friend, Liz Daley, to that avalanche in Argentina. There is so much that can be said about Liz, and in the same breathe, not enough words in the English language to articulate just how special she... read more →
Washington Friends: Come join us this Sunday! Your own friendly local binding builders will be enjoying the premiere of the next level of Travis Rice & Brainfarm's snowboard cinematography, raffling gear and enjoying delicious beverages to raise money for the NorthWest Avalanche Center. Follow the event link below to RSVP!... read more →
Video: Sean Fithian Ian Wood is all about using less, yet getting more. His commitment to converting his truck to bio fuels, his efforts to minimize his overall carbon footprint, and his open-minded outlook have shown us he is someone that truly cares about understanding how his life impacts others... read more →