Monday, July 15, 2013

Meet Up at Mammut - Technical Training

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!!!
 As one of the Mammut AMGA Guide Athletes I welcome opportunities to learn more about Mammut, the company, the staff, the products, and how each of these products work. By visiting the Mammut office and warehouse, names and faces were put together, the operation was viewed first hand and now I have a better idea of the Mammut brand I represent and the Absolute Alpine products I put to the test year round.
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.
Ready to take products into the vertical outdoor world.
The Sensor rope in Blue - An absolute world first – the 10.0 Sensor is the first rope with both visual and sensory markings. These markings allow both belayer and climber to see and feel that they are coming close to the end or middle of the rope.
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.

Art Mooney

1 comment:

Mammut Pro Team said...

Thank you to Gribbin and Art for coordinating this day! It was a great opportunity to get together and climb with others in our community and to learn more about Mammut products in the field.
~Andrea Charest