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Garmont North America partners with Exum Mountain Guides

Partnership to include Avalanche Education Initiative, product support and debut of Life-Link Exum Guide Shovel.

Williston, VT-Garmont North America — distributors of Garmont performance ski boots and technical footwear, Bridgedale socks, and Life-Link backcountry and avalanche safety products — is proud to announce a new partnership with Exum Mountain Guides.

The unique relationship includes outfitting of a core Exum guide team, the fall 2011 debut of a Life-Link Exum Guide avalanche shovel, and platinum level sponsorship of Exum Mountain Guides avalanche safety courses.

“Pairing Exum Mountain Guides expert knowledge with Garmont North America’s superior product for the backcountry is a natural progression in continuing to provide the best and most innovative backcountry ski gear available,” said Gord Bailey, president of Garmont. “Life-Link prides itself on manufacturing exceptional product to help keep outdoor enthusiasts safe in the backcountry, with avalanche safety education on the rise this is the perfect opportunity to get involved.”

Garmont’s elite Exum winter guide team includes Mike Poborsky, Bill Anderson, Jessica Baker and Brendan O’Neil. The foursome will wear Garmont ski boots, Bridgedale socks and Life-Link safety products while guiding in the backcountry. Bridgedale socks will also be the official technical sock sponsor for all Exum Mountain Guides.

With title sponsorship by Life-Link, the Exum Mountain Guides 2011 Level One avalanche safety courses will take place January 13th-16th and February 3rd-6th. Exum also offers a Level 2 class February 17th-20th. Visit Exum Mountain Guides or call 307-732-0606 for more information. Life-Link’s support of Exum’s Level One course includes two prize packages for each course. Packages include a Life-Link Alpine Pro Shovel, Speed Light 272cm Probe, Snow Saw and Rando X pack. Packages will be distributed based on both student performance and through random drawing.

To celebrate the partnership, Life-Link introduces the Exum Guide Shovel. A favorite of the Exum Mountain Guides this shovel proves dependability with a durable blade-to-shaft sleeve construction and compact size($69.95).

“Exum and Life-Link believe increasing the number of students in avalanche safety courses will increase the number of safety conscious backcountry travelers in the mountains,” said Nat Patridge, President of Exum Mountain Guides. “With Life-Links help and generosity we are pleased to be advancing an avalanche safety knowledge base to an ever increasing group of adventure skiers”

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