Founded in Seoul, South Korea in 1973, Black Yak aims to provide the best possible clothing and product to mountaineers. Named for the strong and regal animals used by alpinists for packing heavy loads in the Himalaya, Black Yak seeks to be just as valuable a companion to mountaineers. Today, Black Yak serves ambitious alpinists, backcountry skiers, and hikers who value function and protection in the cold, wet, and wind. As the market leader in South Korea, the second-largest outdoor market in the worlds, Black Yak celebrated its global market launch in 2016 with a strong focus on global style and body fit. Headquartered in Munich, Germany, Black Yak’s global team brings extensive experience into the development and production of high-end outdoor clothing.