American Mountain Guides Association Names Petzl Winner of 2013 Industry Award

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Dana Richardson
dana@amga.com
Boulder, CO

Petzl’s company mission is to offer innovative products, technical information, and training for those exploring the vertical world. This October, Petzl will receive the 2013 American Mountain Guides Association (AMGA) Industry Award. AMGA Executive Director, Betsy Winter, will present the award to Tom Adams, Petzl America Sales Director, at this year’s Annual Meeting.

The AMGA Industry Award was created to recognize and honor those companies who have helped further the mission of the AMGA and grow the mountain guiding and climbing instructors professions by providing outstanding support, through scholarships, sponsorship, product and donations. As an AMGA Partner since 1990, Petzl is one of the longest-continuing supporters of the AMGA. Additionally, in 2008 Petzl, became the Official Headlamp Sponsor of the AMGA, providing one full-tuition scholarship each year for an AMGA advanced-level course or certification exam.

“It is an honor to present this award to Petzl,” said Winter. “They understand the needs of professional guides and have gone above and beyond to help the AMGA inspire and support a culture of American mountain craft.”

“Here at Petzl, we’re always working to produce innovative gear for climbers, but we also know that great gear isn’t worth much if it’s not used properly,” said Adams. “That’s one of the reasons we support the AMGA, with their emphasis on safety, knowledge, and education.”

The award presentation is taking place on Saturday, October 26th at 5:30pm, at the AMGA Annual Meeting in Boulder, CO.

About AMGA: The American Mountain Guides Association (AMGA) is a 501(c)(3) educational non-profit that inspires and supports a culture of American mountain craft. As the leading organization of America’s most vibrant, inspiring community of climbers and skiers, the AMGA offers cutting edge knowledge and hundreds of years of collective experience that you won’t get from any other climbing organization. AMGA guides and staff are the experts in the business of being a guide. The AMGA spent 30 years setting standards for American guiding, protecting the guiding environment, and organizing a powerful, unified community of climbers and skiers. And will spend the next 30 supporting future generations of guides and clients.

About Petzl: Petzl’s roots lie in the desire of its founders to serve one passion: exploration. Since its beginnings in caving, the company’s mission has remained constant: to offer practical solutions that allow people to progress. Today that pioneering spirit, passion for exploration and ethic have not changed. More than forty years later, Petzl continues to invent products and provide solutions that allow sports enthusiasts and professionals to access some of the most challenging places, both day and night.

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