Arc’teryx, an outdoor performance apparel and equipment company based in North Vancouver, Canada, partnered with Exum Mountain Guides, the year-round mountain guiding service that specializes in rock, alpine and ski mountaineering. Effective immediately, Arc’teryx will serve as Exum’s exclusive apparel partner for the 2016/17 winter season and into the future.

Along with outfitting more than 70 of Exum’s professional guides with Arc’teryx apparel, the partnership will include a scholarship program that offers support for guide development. This fiscal support will allow for the continued development of Exum Mountain Guides with regard to mountain safety, judgment, risk assessment and critical leadership skills through further education and training.

“Arc’teryx has a long history serving the international guiding community and since its inception, the company has been committed to creating the world’s best gear for the world’s best guides,” said Arc’teryx Manager of Global Commercial B2X, Professional & Industry Sales Kyle Goertzen. “Similar to our company, Exum places a very high priority on the professional development of their guides and creating a positive work environment.”

With more than 80 years of experience, Exum Mountain Guides is experienced and respected. Exum is an AMGA (American Mountain Guide Association) accredited guide service with the highest number of certified guides of any mountain guiding service in the United States. Based in Jackson Hole, WY, it also offers avalanche education courses and provides pre-deployment mountain training to various military special force units and private security firms.

“We are very proud of this new partnership … we’re excited to provide our guides with the most innovative, functional and dependable products that exist for the mountain environment,” said Nat Patridge, president of Exum Mountain Guides “Moreover, Arc’teryx’s commitment to the development and continued education of the guiding community made this agreement absolute. We couldn’t have chosen a better, more appropriate partner to share the future with.”