AMGA’s 2017 Petzl Scholarship Recipient Announced

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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (September 8, 2016) — Petzl is proud to support Naz Ahmed, winner of the American Mountain Guide Association (AMGA) 2017 Petzl Scholarship. Ahmed will utilize the scholarship pursue AMGA Rock Guide Course.

“We are happy to help support Naz Ahmed as she increases her skills and shares her knowledge with the climbing community. We believe that her work as a guide will have a positive impact on our community and look forward to the day she achieves full AMGA guide certification,” said Dave Hugar, marketing director for Petzl

Petzl has been affiliated with the AMGA since 1990 and has long provided premium verticality and lighting gear to guides and climbers worldwide. Petzl keeps true to their passion of exploration by investing heavily in top-notch guide training. The company’s contributions to the AMGA help keep tuition costs low and support a scholarship for an eligible student taking an AMGA program in any discipline.

"I am grateful for the opportunity the AMGA and PETZL have given me to advance my mountain guiding education," said Ahmed. “I look forward to learning and finding ways to improve my client's and my safety, experience and knowledge in remote dramatic environments.”

For over 40 years, Petzl has developed innovative tools and techniques used by those who work and play in the vertical world. Today, the Petzl brand is closely associated with adventure, exploration, rescue, and many notable exploits in the worlds of rock climbing, caving, and alpinism. In the professional market, Petzl is a world leader in work at height, fire and rescue, and tactical equipment and techniques. A family-owned business, Petzl is committed not only to quality and innovation, but also to giving back to the communities that have made us so successful. For more information, visit

The American Mountain Guides Association (AMGA) a 501(c)(3) educational non-profit dedicated to supporting and the culture of American mountain craft. The AMGA is the premier source for training, credentials and resource stewardship for professional mountain guides and climbing instructors in the United States. For additional information, please visit

Christina Erb LoVullo
Verde Brand Communications
970.366.4579, 156


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