Vasque Proudly Renews Partnership with Mount Washington Observatory


Vasque footwear, a family-owned company with 50 years of experience in the outdoor performance footwear sector, is extremely proud to continue its exclusive footwear partnership with the renowned Mount Washington Observatory. For the 5th straight year, Vasque will supply the hard-working Observatory crew with summer and winter boots to protect their feet from the elements, all year long.

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The staff at the nonprofit Mount Washington Observatory is always on duty, rain or shine, through hurricanes, snowstorms and sub-zero temperatures, in order to perform weather and climate research and conduct innovative science education programs. Last winter, the team at the Observatory did extensive early testing of Vasque’s new Lost 40, a tough, technical boot that is designed for cold weather adventures. This winter, Vasque will keep the team warm and supported with the fastest, lightest, most athletic winter boot to date, the new Coldspark UD, as well as the Lost 40 boot.

“These crews live on the summit of Mount Washington for a week at a time, and it can be a pretty unforgiving place,” says Joe Peters, Vasque’s Director of Marketing. “Vasque’s insulated boots are perfect for keeping them safe and comfortable in harsh winter weather, and our summer styles are incredibly light and breathable without sacrificing durability. We are thrilled to be associated with this institution and to get our boots on the ground in such an awe-inspiring place.”

Observatory staffers say their Vasque footwear has served them well over the years in an environment that demands reliable footwear.

"My Vasque boots endure a huge variety of weather conditions during my work atop Mount Washington,” says Observatory meteorologist Tom Padham. “They've seen it all from blinding whiteouts and 130 mph winds to bluebird days with hardly a breeze. All the while they're tough, warm and comfortable, whether I'm sitting in the office or battling hurricane force winds.”


As part of the partnership, Vasque will also co-sponsor the Observatory’s Seek the Peak hiking benefit, which draws hundreds of participants every year to scale Mount Washington’s summit. Mt. Washington Observatory will also host a giveaway on Instagram in November, in which participants can enter to win a pair of Vasque’s insulated boots. To learn more about Vasque footwear or Mount Washington Observatory, please visit or For additional information, please email Angie Robinson at

About Vasque

Since 1964, Vasque has been inspiring trust on the trail with the best backpacking, hiking, insulated and trail running shoes on the market. Trust on the trail represents everything Vasque does, from their product design to their customer service. If you can’t say it on the trail, if it isn’t real or true, then it’s not Vasque.

About Mount Washington Observatory

Mount Washington Observatory is a private, nonprofit, member-supported institution with a mission to advance understanding of the natural systems that create the Earth's weather and climate. Since 1932, the Observatory has been monitoring the elements in one of the most extreme locations on Earth, using this unique site for scientific research and educational outreach. For more information, call (800) 706-0432 or visit