Marmot Mountain Ltd. is the 2003 recipient of the American Mountain Guides Association's Industry Award. AMGA Executive Director Mike Alkaitis will present the award to Tom Fritz of Marmot at this year's Summer Market Outdoor Retailer Show.

The Industry Award is presented annually to the outdoor company that has shown outstanding support through scholarships, product, and sponsorships of professional American mountain guides. Marmot has partnered with the AMGA to provide product and educational support for the past seven years. In 2001, Marmot established a scholarship in their name for guides pursuing AMGA certification courses and exams. This scholarship provides essential opportunities for mountain guides seeking training and certification in the United States.

“I am excited to present this award to Marmot for their consistent support of American mountain guides. This award is a small token of our appreciation to Marmot for their exceptional partnership with the American Mountain Guides Association, ” said Mike Alkaitis, Executive Director of the AMGA.

In commenting on the award, Tom Fritz, VP Marketing for Marmot, said, “For Marmot, a company driven to make the best in class, most authentic and innovative outdoor gear in the world, to be recognized by the hundreds of independent American member guides with the AMGA 2003 Industry Award confirms the deepest values of our company. The AMGA is recognized internationally as raising the standard of the guided alpine climbing experience in America. Marmot seeks to sustain the vital educational and mentoring mission of the AMGA through scholarship and product support.”