Brooks-Range Supports the IFMGA Conference, Hosted by the AMGA

For the first time ever, the American Mountain Guides Association (AMGA) is hosting the IFMGA Conference in the United States on Nov. 12-15,2010 and Brooks-Range Mountaineering Equipment is proud to be a sponsor of this prestigious event.
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FREMONT, CALIF. (Nov. 4, 2010) – For the first time ever, the American Mountain Guides Association (AMGA) is hosting the IFMGA Conference in the United States and Brooks-Range Mountaineering Equipment is proud to be a sponsor of this prestigious event. Brooks-Range is known for its high-quality backcountry and mountaineering equipment and is no stranger to certified mountain guides, worldwide. In addition to providing financial support for the event that is taking place in Boulder, Colo. on Nov. 12-15, Brooks-Range will be providing duffel bags as the official goodie bags that will be given to all attendees, and a Brooks-Range Cirrus Jacket will be placed in each bag along with other sponsor's products.

The International Federation of Mountain Guides Associations (IFMGA) is the international governing body responsible for guiding standards and education around the world. During the IFMGA Conference, over 50 delegates from 20 countries will be descending on Boulder, Colorado for an intense four-day conference where they will participate in the meetings of the IFMGA Technical Commission and General Assembly, enjoy social events, and of course, do some mountain climbing. The conference will also include a silent auction, awards ceremony, slide show, live music and dancing.

“Brooks-Range has enjoyed a long-standing relationship with the AMGA and we look forward to making this event memorable for all attendees,” says Matt Brooks, president of Brooks-Range. “This conference gives companies like Brooks-Range the opportunity to reach out to the global mountain guide community and show our fellow international guides what the U.S. has to offer.”

“This truly is a once in a lifetime opportunity and it would not be possible without the support of our sponsors,” says Betsy Novak, Executive Director for the AMGA. “We are pleased to collaborate with companies such as Brooks-Range who manufacture products that make mountaineering adventures more fun and safe for guides.”

About Brooks-Range Mountaineering
Brooks-Range is a manufacturer of mountaineering and outdoor equipment located in Fremont, Calif., providing innovative, top-quality backcountry and outdoor gear for professional guides and recreational travelers alike. Brooks-Range products -- designed to deliver the ultimate in utility, comfort and safety in the backcountry and outdoors – are tested by some of the world's top mountaineering, avalanche and backcountry professionals. These experts form the core of the Brooks-Range Advisory Board. Most products are made in the USA and are sold at outdoor retail shops nationwide, and on the web at: www.brooks-range.com.

About the AMGA
For 30 years the American Mountain Guides Association (AMGA) has been the premier source for training, services and credentials for professional mountain guides and climbing instructors in the United States. A national non-profit, the AMGA is committed to enhancing the quality of outdoor services provided to the public, while serving as a resource for access and protecting the natural environment. The AMGA is our nation's exclusive representative to the International Federation of Mountain Guides Association (IFMGA), the international governing body responsible for guiding standards and education around the world.

About the IFMGA
The IFMGA was founded in 1963 by guides from Austria, France, Switzerland and Italy It currently includes mountain guide associations from 24 countries in Europe, Asia, the Americas and Oceania and represents a total of nearly 6000 world class IFMGA Mountain Guides. The aim of the association is to maintain close ties between all mountain guides, to harmonize the work regulations that govern the profession in order to ensure better safety conditions for clients, and to facilitate the ability of mountain guides to work on mountains all over the globe. Becoming an IFMGA Certified Guide requires a high level of training in three different disciplines - rock climbing, alpine mountaineering and ski mountaineering. IFMGA certification provides a guide the ability to work on any mountain range they choose. To obtain a valid IFMGA certification requires a long, intensive investment on the part of the guide.


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