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Mountainsmith Awards 2014 Sales Agency of the Year with Anvil Award

Golden, CO (January 19, 2015) – Mountainsmith—craftsmen of iconic backcountry equipment and recreational outdoor gear—announces Pinnacle Outdoor Group as its 2014 Sales Agency of the Year and recipient of its Anvil Award. Hal Ellms, Ben Winther and Sarah Maher, have earned the coveted accolade for their work in New England.


“This award is made possible by the tremendous support and good cheer that the Mountainsmith team provides us on every level,” states Ellms. “The brand has decades of heritage and we are honored to play a role in their ongoing success.” 

Pinnacle Outdoor Group is a manufacture’s rep agency with three offices across New England. The Pinnacle team represents industry leading brands within a diverse collection of retail channels. Their current roster includes Mountainsmith, Darn Tough Vermont, Vasque, Forsake and Vere Sandal Company.

“Hal, Ben and Sarah have been strong advocates of the brand for over a decade,” said Jay Getzel, president of Mountainsmith. “They are dedicated to their retailers, knowledgeable about the landscape of the New England marketplace and experts in servicing accounts from local brick and mortar shops, to national chains and on-line dealers. These factors have all proven to be the recipe for success. Pinnacle Outdoor Group has been forging deeper relationships in the northeast with each passing season and we could not ask for a better team to represent us in the territory or a better group of people to call friends and peers in this industry.”

About Mountainsmith

Headquartered at the base of the Rocky Mountains in Golden, CO for 35 years, Mountainsmith is committed to creating durable provisions for every aspect of your adventure, on and off the trail. Beginning with iconic lumbar packs in 1979, Mountainsmith products carry an emphasis on utility for those who prefer life outdoors. Whether that is a solution for the backcountry, the gear closet, the office, the photo shoot, or even the dog; the brand offers tools that serve a purpose and stand the test of time. Dedicated in its mission to improve the lives of fellow outdoors enthusiasts, Mountainsmith manufactures products that are… forged for life. Visit to learn more.