North Vancouver, BC (November 3, 2016) – ARC’TERYX, the technical leader in outdoor performance apparel and equipment, is proud to announce a new partnership with Exum Mountain Guides, the year-round mountain guiding service that specializes in rock, alpine and ski mountaineering. Effective immediately, ARC’TERYX will serve as Exum’s exclusive apparel partner for the 2016/17 winter season and into the future.
Along with outfitting over 70 of Exum’s professional guides with the latest ARC’TERYX apparel, the partnership is underscored by a scholarship program that has been designed to offer next level support for Exum’s guide development, assistance that goes beyond traditional product sponsorship. This fiscal support will allow for the continued development of Exum Mountain Guides with regard to mountain safety, judgment, risk assessment, and critical leadership skills through further education and training.
“ARC’TERYX has a long history serving the international guiding community and since its inception, the company has been committed to creating the world’s best gear for the world’s best guides,” said Kyle Goertzen, Manager of Global Commercial B2X, Professional & Industry Sales for ARC’TERYX. “Similar to our company, Exum places a very high priority on the professional development of their guides and creating a positive work environment. This new partnership speaks genuinely of our shared commitment to the guiding community and we’re excited to create programs that provide opportunities for a guide’s personal development and evolution.”
With over 80 years of experience, Exum Mountain Guides are some of the most experienced and respected guides in the world. Exum is an AMGA (American Mountain Guide Association) accredited guide service with the highest number of certified guides of any mountain guiding service in the United States. Based in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, Exum Mountain Guides not only offers their clients unparalleled service, they also offer avalanche education courses and provide pre-deployment mountain training to various military special force units and private security firms.
“We are very proud of this new partnership. ARC’TERYX is the true leader in mountain apparel, and we’re excited to provide our guides with the most innovative, functional and dependable products that exist for the mountain environment,” said Nat Patridge, President of Exum Mountain Guides “Moreover, ARC’TERYX’s commitment to the development and continued education of the guiding community made this agreement absolute. We couldn’t have chosen a better, more appropriate partner to share the future with.”
For the 2016/2017 winter guiding season, Exum Mountain Guides will be outfitted in a core assortment form ARC’TERYX’s alpine oriented Ascent Collection, including the Alpha AR Jacket, Proton LT Hoody, Procline AR Pant, and Nuclei AR Jacket.
Offering mountain experiences for all abilities, ages, and areas, for more information on Exum Mountain Guides and any of their programs, please go to www.exumguides.com.
Arc’teryx Equipment is a technical high-performance outerwear and equipment company based in North Vancouver, Canada. Our relentless commitment to design, craftsmanship and performance delivers breakthrough experiences. The company’s industry-leading design and unique in-house manufacturing center creates technical products that can be trusted to perform in moments of extreme need.
Arc’teryx distributes its products through more than 3,000 retail locations worldwide, including ten branded stores in Europe, North America and Asia. www.arcteryx.com
Arc’teryx is named for the Archaeopteryx Lithographica, the first reptile to develop the flight. Evolution in Action.