PrimaLoft® Sponsors the Mugs Stump Award

PrimaLoft® - Insulation Technology™, announces its support of the climbing community as a sponsor of the Mugs Stump Award.

Albany, NY – PrimaLoft® - Insulation Technology™, announces its support of the climbing community as a sponsor of the Mugs Stump Award. PrimaLoft is joining the current roaster of sponsors, which include Black Diamond, Climbing Magazine, Mountain Gear, Patagonia and W.L. Gore.

“The Mugs Stump Award has given many climbers the opportunity to meet their greatest challenges,” says Tom Mendl, PrimaLoft Marketing Director. “We are proud to be a sponsor of this award to support climbers, and to help carry on Mugs Stump's memory and fondness of the sport.”

The award was established in 1993 in memory of Mugs Stump, one of the country's most visionary climbers, who died in a crevasse fall in Alaska in May 1992. The Mugs Stump Award offers financial grants to help support small teams tackling difficult climbs in the great mountains of the world.

"For many years, PrimaLoft has been supporting climbers and mountaineers with great insulation products for their expeditions," says Michael Kennedy, former editor & publisher of Climbing magazine and one of the founders of the Mugs Stump Award. "We are very excited to have PrimaLoft further its support of the climbing world by becoming a core sponsor of the Mugs Stump Award."

About the Mugs Stump Award
The Mugs Stump Award was created to encourage new generations of climbers to draw inspiration and sustenance from Mugs Stump's memory. Mugs Stump was best-known for his first ascent of the Emperor Face on Mount Robson in the Canadian Rockies and his triptych of brilliant Alaskan climbs – the East Face of the Moose's Tooth, the Moonflower Buttress on Mount Hunter, and a one-day solo of Denali's Cassin Ridge. He saw climbing as a celebration of boldness, purity and simplicity.

Over the past 15 years, the Mugs Stump Award has provided $180,000 in grants to individuals or small teams attempting climbs that present an outstanding challenge, either a first ascent, significant repeat, or first alpine-style ascent. Awards are also made to teams whose plans best exemplify the philosophy of "fast, light, and clean," with special emphasis placed on climbers leaving no trace of their passage. For more information on the Mugs Stump Award, visit

About PrimaLoft
PrimaLoft® - Insulation Technology™, is manufactured by and a registered trademark of Albany International Corp. and is featured worldwide in leading brands of outerwear, sleeping bags, gloves, footwear, socks, and luxury bedding. PrimaLoft's manufacturing facilities are located in the US, Europe and China. For additional information, contact the Sales and Marketing Group at 800-833-3836 x2238 or visit