La Sportiva and Access Fund, two organizations dedicated to climbing, have once again teamed up for 2019. La Sportiva has supported the Access Fund for many years and its conservation teams since 2017.

The Access Fund’s conservation teams utilize La Sportiva footwear and apparel while working in the field and will continue to do so in 2019. Long known for outdoor footwear, La Sportiva’s newest category is apparel, and the conservation teams increase the visibility of the product in the field.

“We are proud supporters of Access Fund. Their critical work ensures that some of the country’s best climbing areas remain open to the public,” says Jonathan Lantz, president of La Sportiva North America. “The conservation teams play a very visible role in the organization’s work overall and we are delighted that they’ve chosen to wear our footwear and apparel in the field. They are great ambassadors for La Sportiva’s products but also for preserving all of the climbing areas that our business relies upon.”

For 2019, the Access Fund conservation teams are outfitted with La Sportiva footwear and apparel. Due to the amount of time spent in the field, the teams are de facto gear testers and provide valuable feedback. They also elevate the visibility of La Sportiva apparel, the brand’s newest product line.