Cortez, CO – February 26, 2013 –Osprey Packs, Inc., a leader in creating top-quality, high-performance, innovative packs to comfortably and efficiently carry gear, is pleased to announce its sponsorship of Breast Cancer Fund’sClimb Against the Odds as the team prepares to summit California 14er Mount Shasta, in June of 2013. Osprey Customer Service Representative Kelsy Woodson will join this year’s team of up to 40 climbers in support the Breast Cancer Fund’s groundbreaking work to prevent breast cancer.
“Kelsy Woodson will take her place on the team as the next in a long line of Osprey climbers who have participated in Climb Against the Odds, including Sarah Harper–Burke, Leta Sharpe and Shannon Hahn,” said Osprey Outdoor Marketing Manager Sam Mix. “ We are confident that Kelsy’s excitement and energy will be an asset to the team as they set out to summit Mount Shasta.”
Osprey is a long-time supporter of the Climb Against the Odds. 2013 marks the eighth year that the award-winning pack manufacturer has sponsored the event. In addition to providing Ariel 65 and Aether 70 packs, Osprey is hosting a daylong mountaineering course for team members in partnership with Southwest Adventure Guides.
Breast Cancer Fund – now celebrating its twenty-first year – has led 13 successful Climb Against the Odds mountaineering expeditions around the world. Funds raised through climber sponsorship directly support the organization’s work to translate the growing body of scientific evidence linking breast cancer and environmental exposures into public education and advocacy campaigns that protect health and reduce breast cancer risk.
In addition to Climb Against the Odds, Osprey sponsors other Breast Cancer Fund efforts including Sacred Treks, Peak Hike for Prevention and The Prevention is Power campaign.
Independent since 1974 and anchored by the design genius of company founder and owner, Mike Pfotenhauer, Osprey Packs has long set the standard for creating innovative, high quality gear carrying equipment. The collection includes packs and bags designed to help adventurers enjoy their outdoor, biking and travel pursuits.
The location of company headquarters in Cortez, Colorado, near the rugged San Juan Mountains and on the edge of desert canyon country, provides a constant inspiration and a superb testing ground for Osprey products. Osprey also maintains a product development office in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, near the factories where they manufacture their products, ensuring face-to-face relationships and transparency with their suppliers. In 2010, Osprey opened a design office in Mill Valley, California, a hub of design talent and the birthplace of mountain biking. All three of these offices play a crucial role in creating Osprey gear that lasts a lifetime.
To celebrate its 35th anniversary in 2009, Osprey launched the All Mighty Guarantee, an enhancement of a lifetime warranty that was already one of the most robust in the industry. Free of charge, the company will repair any damage or defect in its product – whether it was purchased in 1974 or yesterday. Every Osprey product reflects the company’s commitment to protect the wild places its customers love to explore. For more information, visit www.ospreypacks.com.