After 22 years with Marmot, Exum Mountain Guides has partnered with the leader in technical outdoor performance apparel, Arc’teryx.
“[Our] relationship was outstanding [with Marmot] and they were very supportive to Exum,” Brenton Reagan, Exum’s Marketing Manager commented, “We thought it was one of the best partnerships in the industry.”
We think “thought” is the key word here.
Not only will Arc’teryx be outfitting the 70 plus guides in the latest apparel, but the partnership will also be supplemented by a scholarship program to offer additional developmental support to Exum’s guides. The additional support will come in the form of continued education in the areas of mountain safety, judgement, risk assessment, and critical leadership skills.
“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,” said Kyle Goertzen, Manager of Global Commercial B2X, Professional & Industry Sales for Arc’teryx.
Exum Mountain Guides, based in the Tetons, has over 80 years of experience. You may have heard of the Exum Ridge on the Grand Teton? That was named after Glenn Exum, founder of Exum Mountain Guides, made a first ascent on the route in 1931.
Exum is no joke, Glenn and the guiding service, and it appears they have decided to partner with a brand that is no joke as well.
“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,” Goertzen said.
Best gear and best guides, sounds like a match made in heaven.