For 40 years, VAUDE has stood for high quality outdoor clothing and equipment for mountain sports, winning numerous awards for social and environmental commitment. Now VAUDE will continue to build Epiclist and inspire people to discover new adventures around the globe.
As some of you may know, our team been going through a rough time during the last year, with difficulties finding further investment and growing the company. We always had big dreams for Epiclist, firm in the belief that everyone has the opportunity to explore and experience the beauty of our planet through travel and life-changing moments. Realizing these dreams with limited resources and limited funding became very challenging.
By joining VAUDE, with its deep roots in the outdoors industry, we can bring Epiclist to a much wider audience. This is a huge step for us!
What does it mean for our users, partners and ambassadors?
First and foremost, Epiclist will continue to be a free app, with versions for Android, and maybe even Desktop, may be in the pipeline. Our iOS app has been slow in development in recent months, and will soon be getting a fresh upgrade.
VAUDE will also invite their own members from the adventure community to share photos, stories and maps of their expeditions in Epiclist. That means hundreds and thousands of new adventures for you to discover soon!
Our own community has already contributed and documented their adventures form climbing Mt. Everest, kayaking in Greenland, road tripping across Australia, surfing in Costa Rica, backpacking through India, sailing in the Pacific or supporting local communities in Uganda, Indonesia and China, allowing thousands of people to follow this journeys along the way!
We’ll keep publishing new stories in the Becoming Heroes series, sharing how people follow their dreams and explore the most unique corners of this planet.
With this new chapter, if you don’t like your user account and data to stay in Epiclist, please write us a short email: email@example.com. You can read more about the new TOS on our website.
We are deeply thankful to everyone who supported us to create this company. We built it together — and, without you, we would never have made it this far!
Another huge thanks goes out to our incredible team, investors and mentors. And, of course, to Manfred from VAUDE, who has made our common future a reality!
Onward to a great future!
Olga and Stan
Founders of Epiclist