Interview with Christian Ollier - Quechua International manager
From the Quechua people, nestled in the Andes, to the Quechua international head office at the bottom of the Mont Blanc range.
“In the heart of the Andes, the Quechua people are the very archetype of integration with their environment: accomplished mountain people, their members had a real love of the mountains, knew how to protect it and use its resources in a reasonable way. The Quechuas also developed a society based on the community, built around discussions and listening.
These marked characteristics are at the soul of the Quechua brand, which was borne of a passion for the mountains and mountain environments. Our location at the foot of the Mont Blanc reflects this spirit: we are close to the mountains and our users. Ideal for listening, sharing and making the mountains more accessible in a sustainable way, thanks to practical, more affordable and safer products.
This aspiration goes hand in hand with a deep sense of responsibility. The mountains are our playground, and our open-air laboratory. We must protect this environment. This comes through in our awareness of the environmental impact of our activities, and by educating our users. It's a challenge Quechua must rise to."
Quechua International manager