This past winter while attending the Mt. Washington Valley Ice Festival, Andrea Charest, Alden Pellet and I brought up the idea of proposing a get together/technical training to Gribbin, the Mammut Sports Group marketing manager. He implemented the idea and on June 18th we met in Vermont at the Mammut office and headed to the crag with Vermont and New Hampshire guide services, local equipment suppliers and the Mammut folks.
|MMG guide Erik rope gunning to the top!!!|
|Touring the Bolton Valley schist with Bill Supple, CEO of Mammut USA.|
|Viewing a technical presentation on the making of the finest ropes led by Dave Furman.|
|Updates on new styles for 2013 and beyond.|
The shop team members - Outdoor Gear Exchange staff.
Gribbin provided an assortment of Mammut's current products to test out in the field.
|Art, Dave, Bill and Gribbin at the Bolton Crag.|
Steve Charest - Petra Cliffs co-owner and AMGA guide.
This is one happy guy!
|Andrea Charest - Mammut Ambassador and Petra Cliffs co-owner on the sharp end using grace and finesse as she climbs to the chains on one of Vermont's finest sport routes - Against the Grain.|
|Dave Furman demonstrating the finer aspects of Mammut's Smart Belay Device.|
|The Smart again - releasing a fully loaded device.|
|Mooney Mountain Guides getting into Vermont action.|
|MMG Guide Jim - NH's first for the Seven Summits.|
|The Rose Crack 10+|
|Living in the forest - you must look behind the trees and I can guarantee you will find some fine rock climbing areas.|
This training day was a first pilot program for Mammut. In the future you may see more of these types of get togethers held around the country. The goal is to bring the Mammut team, the Mammut staff, and outdoor equipment shops all together to promote the products and the brand.
Thanks to all - it was a pleasure to meet and climb with each of you.