LOWA Named Official Sponsor of American Hiking Guides Association


LOWA Named Official Sponsor of American Hiking Guides Association

Stamford, Connecticut – February 18, 2016 – LOWA has just been named the official boot sponsor of the American Hiking Guides Association. (AHGA). The announcement was made jointly by LOWA’s general manager, Peter Sachs, and AHGA Board of Director member, Dan Nash. The American Hiking Guides Association (AHGA) is the governing body of hiking guides, backpacking guides and mountain leaders in the United States. They train, certify and establish professional standards for their members.

LOWA answers the demand from those that require the best in ankle and underfoot support and security in the most grueling conditions,” commented Peter. “We’re honored to be named the official boot sponsor of the AHGA. Our boots are built to withstand the many miles of hard use in the most extreme conditions that this training program requires.” LOWA boots have been produced in Germany for over 90 years and are the only footwear manufacturer to hold the prestigious ISO 9001 status for highest quality construction and process standards.

The AHGA is working toward cultural, social and legal recognition of the profession of hiking and backpacking guiding. They extensively cover the competence, knowledge, skills and abilities needed for leading groups on any hiking and/or backpacking trips in Class I to Class IV terrain. 

LOWA Boots LLC, with headquarters in Stamford, Connecticut, is a partnership with LOWA Sportschuhe Gmbh founded in 1923 and based in Jetzendorf, Germany. The U.S. company, launched in 1996, sells, markets, and distributes a complete line of four season outdoor footwear for walking, hiking, backpacking, and mountaineering as well as everyday use. In addition, LOWA offers collections of specialized footwear for field sports and professional task force use.


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