A note to our community regarding COVID-19
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Update: April 3, 2020

In support of the medical teams fighting to protect our health, we have transitioned our Seattle manufacturing to produce ASTM Level 1 masks for 51 hospitals in the Providence network. The materials are being provided by Kaas Tailored, and we’re humbled to join their efforts to meet the needs of the heroic healthcare community. All masks are allocated to aid in the personal protective equipment (PPE) shortage. We will not be selling masks directly at this time.



To our Cascade Designs family,

As the world changes rapidly around us, we hope that you are safe and able to enjoy the rejuvenation of the outdoors in a responsible way. Our teams at Therm-a-Rest, MSR, SealLine, Platypus and PackTowl are focused on protecting the health and wellbeing of our employees and that of our communities.

In these unprecedented times, our thoughts are with everyone personally affected by the spread of COVID-19 and we are grateful for the medical staff working on the frontlines.

As many of us operate from home, we’re also focused on being here for you. We’re working hard to continue to be your resource for information and inspiration. Our lines are open and our North American website is taking orders.

If you need a dose of adventure stoke, check out our brand blogs and YouTube channels for everything from gear maintenance tips to future trip ideas. Or just say hi to us on social.

As adventurers, we know things can go sideways fast, but it’s how we respond that makes all the difference. Right now, our ability to adapt and truly be there for each other like never before will allow us to navigate this extraordinary challenge and emerge even stronger—together.

From all of us at Cascade Designs, stay safe, stay creatively social, keep looking up.

Hilaree Nelson

Hilaree Nelson

Named one of the most adventurous women in the world of sports by Outside Magazine, Hilaree has claimed first ski descents in Mongolia, India, Russia and Greenland. An intrepid explorer, her moxie is as impressive as her résumé: She is the first woman to have climbed both Everest and neighboring 27,940-foot Lhotse in 24 hours—on a sprained ankle. She climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro with a broken leg, and skied from the summit of the world’s sixth-highest mountain (26,906-foot Cho Oyu) without supplemental oxygen. Hilaree is a veteran guide of big-mountain expeditions, including a ski descent of Denali in 2011. A native of the Pacific Northwest, she grew up skiing in the Cascade Mountain Range before moving to Chamonix, where she launched her ski mountaineering career as the European Women’s Extreme Skiing champ in 1996. Her proudest professional moment has been skiing the 5 Holy Peaks of Mongolia.

Achievements

  • Denali Summit and Ski, Alaska Range, June 2011
  • Ski Exploration in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska, May 2010
  • Attempted ski descent of Gasherbrum II, Pakistan, turned around at 7500m, June 2008
  • Ski exploration in Prince William Sound, Alaska, April 2007
  • Climbed and skied several peaks throughout Bolivia, Spring 2006
  • Skied from the summit of Cho Oyu in Nepal
  • Kamchatka, Russia: exploring the region via helicopter and ski touring
  • Cerro Mercedario Ski Expedition: first ski descent of the south face of Mercedario, from 19,500 feet, Los Andes, Argentina