Mountain Equipment Launches US Ambassador Program

Mountain Equipment launches its first US Regional Ambassador Program, beginning this fall/winter season. The program will have four ambassadors in place – one each in the Rockies and Mid-Atlantic and two in the Pacific Northwest and plans to increase the roster in 2023. Each ambassador will spread the Mountain Equipment message by engaging continuously and beneficially with their local community. “We are excited to launch our first ambassador program for Mountain Equipment and we look forward for our ambassadors to represent the brand in their community.” …said Bill Supple Brand & Business Director US Mountain Equipment.

  • Santiago Vega is an Adaptive Athlete who currently resides in Salt Lake City and is a climber and Backcountry ski guide. Born with his disability, a below knee amputee (BKA) Santiago learned to ski and climb at a very young age in The Andes, Chile and has created prosthetics to help him achieve all his goals and has allowed him to move efficiently in the mountains.
  • For over twenty years Matt Horner has been guiding at Rock and River in the Adirondacks high peaks region. Matt is one of the most accomplished ice climbers in the Northeast, and he’s been climbing everywhere from Alaska to Peru. During the off seasons Matt is also a sculptor.
  • Based in Bozeman, MT Lindsay Fixmer is a rock, ice, and alpine climbing guide. Lindsay began climbing in the early 2000’s and fell in love with technical climbing from the gym to the crag to remote high elevations. Her passion for climbing has led her to some of the most beautiful places and experience different cultures from all over the world.
  • Born and raised in the Seattle area, Michelle Dvorak is currently working on a PhD in Physical Oceanography at the University of Washington. She is an avid climber, skier, alpinist, photographer, and oil painter. She spends much of her time climbing in North America – rock and snow in the Cascade Range, ice in the Canadian and American Rockies and alpine granite in the High Sierra. Michelle has recently completed an all-female ascent of Denali’s Cassin Ridge with Fay Manners.

Since Mountain Equipment began in 1961, it has participated in countless ascents of the world’s highest peaks, supported climbers establishing ever more adventurous routes and equipped world record setting trips to the North and South Poles. Mountain Equipment have been designing and developing apparel and equipment for the most inhospitable places on the planet for over 50 years.

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