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Buffalo, NY – LEKI is hosting itsnewest sponsored athlete Melissa Arnot at Outdoor Retailer Booth #30019E this Friday, January 24, from 10 – 11:30 a.m. Arnot, a five-time Everest Summiteer and Professional Mountain Guide, will be signing posters and giving away a pair of LEKI’s popular Micro Carbon Vario poles.
Arnot is the women’s record holder for Everest summits (five). She has been a part of four expeditions to Cotopaxi, four to Aconcagua, three to Cayambe and has summited Rainier over 100 times. She is an active member of the Eddie Bauer First Ascent guide team. Climbing and guiding also serve as a form of philanthropic outreach for Arnot. In 2008, she summited Mt. Everest as part of Team Inspi(RED) to promote HIV/AIDS awareness in Africa. She has also guided two celebrity Summit on the Summit climbs to Mt. Kilimanjaro to raise awareness for clean water access. Most recently, she and fellow climber David Morton launched The Juniper Fund, a non-profit to provide insurance and financial support for mountain workers.
Stop by LEKI booth #30019E on Friday to meet Melissa and hear about her latest adventures!
Founded in 1948, LEKI is a leading manufacturer of Skiing, Trekking and Nordic Walking poles and gloves. LEKI products are German engineered with a majority of the products being made in the company’s Czech Republic factory. This in conjunction with extensive research and independent testing make the best products featuring quality, value and technology. Because poles and gloves are their only business and they are focused on producing only the best products in those categories, LEKI is the known as “the pole experts.” LEKI USA, Inc., headquartered in Buffalo , NY , is the sole North American distributor of LEKI brand Skiing, Trekking, and Nordic Walking poles and gloves. For more information please visit www.LEKI.com or call 800.255.9982.