The Cloudventure Waterproof was born in the Swiss Alps and made for the trail. In particular, trail running. Yet when Sergi Labori told us he had been to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro – the highest mountain in Africa at 5895m above sea level – wearing just the Cloudventure on his feet, we had to find out more… and how he did it.
ON: Sergi – thank you for the time to talk about your adventure. So to kick it off, how did this adventure begin? Your love of mountains?
SERGI: I have – I love them. I have a house in the Pyrenes and have spent many years there. However, I generally did skiing and cycling - not climbing – during my time there. It’s only recently I developed a curiosity around climbing them. Maybe the fact that I now live in the desert that makes me see the mountains in such a different way!
ON: What kind of preparation did you do for it?
SERGI: I really didn’t do any specific preparation. I kept doing my triathlon training (swim, bike, run) and I added some gym and weights to build my strength. I was not used to walking that many hours carrying that much weight on my back: water, food, extra clothes – thus the gym was what I added into the mix.