SCARPA North America names Michael Down 2012 Sales Rep of the Year

SCARPA North America names Michael Down 2012 Sales Rep of the Year Down and his agency, Mystery Mountain Enterprises, earn award for 2012

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BOULDER, Colo. – The result of several consecutive seasons of sales and bookings growth in Western Canada, SCARPA North America this week named Mystery Mountain Enterprises, and principal Michael Down, as its 2012 Sales Rep of the Year.

“Michael is a stalwart brand advocate for us in a key territory for SCARPA, and he’s definitely earned this award both through results in 2012, and his many years of history with the brand,” said Mark Mathews, SCARPA North America Director of Sales. “We have a lot of respect for Michael’s relationship with the players in his territory as well as his knowledge of the products, and he’s also just a pleasure to work with.”

SCARPA’s Sales Rep of the Year award is based on a number of criteria, including sales performance current year versus previous year, pre-season booking performance, agency structure and engagement with the in-house team at SCARPA.

Down, a self-described lucky guy because he gets to be “a professional outdoor gear freak,” has a long climbing resume. He’s scaled the highest summits on each of the seven continents, a testament to his ability in the mountains. But, in describing himself, Down is distinctly more understated: “After all these years I still have no particular climbing prowess, but I’m in love as much as ever with going for an adventure in the beauty and power of the high places …”

Mystery Mountain Sales is headquartered just south of Vancouver, B.C., and other companies it represents include Big Agnes, Nikwax and Wigwam, among others. Down can be reached at (604) 948-2604 or

About SCARPA and SCARPA North America
Founded in 1938, SCARPA builds performance footwear for climbing, hiking, skiing, mountaineering, trail running and other outdoor pursuits from its headquarters in Asolo, Italy. SCARPA has been owned and operated by the Parisotto family since 1956. In 2005, SCARPA opened its North American headquarters in Boulder, Colo., staffed and directed by veterans of the North American outdoor industry, to oversee sales, marketing and distribution in the U.S.A, Canada and South America. For more information about SCARPA footwear, visit