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Deuter Guide Lite: the backpack designed for mountain guides

By Giulia Boccola

Deuter, in collaboration with VDBS, the German Mountain Guides Association, realized a movie that traces the journey of two young mountain enthusiasts who, facing various challenges, are trying to realize their dream of becoming mountain guides.

A profession, a passion that not only consists of accompanying clients into mountain environments while having fun together, but also of always being alert to dangers, understanding the physical limits of the people in front of them, considering all possible risks and evaluating their possibility. 

This film captures the physical efforts and the most emotional moments of the two aspiring guys while they progress to become real mountain guides. The two main characters, Bianca and Finn, are trying to learn as much as possible and get involved to see their goal achieved. Both have embarked on a long training programme, but overcoming the selections is definitely no picnic. 

It’s a human story, a true one, where a part of the history of the mountain guides is also told, but it also takes a look at the near future, at the effects that climate change will have on us and on the mountain itself. For Deuter, one of the best brand in outdoor backpacks market, was inevitable to support this project with its new product, the Guide Lite. With a clean and minimalist design, it is even lighter and faster to wear. It has all the features you need to face a day in the mountains: a practical drawcord closure on the main compartment allows you to open it with one hand and when the weather changes there’s a built-in rain cover, which also can be used as a helmet holder, that protects its contents. A compact, versatile and lightweight backpack to facilitate the work of the mountain guides. It has a capacity of 24L and an 22L SL version specially designed to adapt to the female anatomy. 

The movie will be screened for the first time during various film festivals in summer 2020 and will be completed by four webisodes, which will be launched on social media starting from March. The first episode, “It’s not a man’s world”, looks at the female mountain guides and shows an interview with Gudrun Weikert, the first female German guide, and Lisi Steurer, the only Austrian female guide instructor. To celebrate the launch of this new exciting movie, Deuter has also set up a scholarship program worth €1000 each, which will go to three lucky mountain enthusiasts to help them to support the cost of the mountain guide course. Find out more about it here: www.becoming-guide.de.

“With a clean and minimalist design, it is even lighter and faster to wear. It has all the features you need to face a day in the mountains: a practical drawcord closure on the main compartment allows you to open it with one hand…”

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