Allison Arguello

BIO

Where you live: Abbotsford BC
Atmosphere location you work at: West Oaks mall  (Abbotsford location) 
Favourite sport/activity: Climbing
Favourite local spot: Project Climbing Centre
Favourite outdoor escape: Hiking
Most recent outdoor adventure:  Summitted 4 peaks (Mt. Aragorn, Mt.Gandalf, Shadowfax and Peregrine ) in the Tolkien Range near Pemberton BC July 19-22.) 
Favourite piece of Mountain Hardwear gear: Ghost Whisperer. Extremely light, super packable, and very warm!
What is your most underrated piece outdoor adventure gear? My Buff. Keeps me cool in the summer and warm in the winter.
How do you put your gear to the test? I live for steep summits and long treks and I trust my gear to get me there. 

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Clay Geddert

BIO

Where you live: I live in Lethbridge, Alberta
Atmosphere location you work at: Atmosphere 7408
Favourite sport/activity: My favourite sport is traditional rock climbing, but I certainly do my fair share of ice climbing and splitboarding as well.
Favourite local spot: It's hard to pick just one favourite local
 spot, but I love hanging out at the Glenwood Erratic Boulder (a delightful little Southern Alberta hidden gem) after work until the sun goes down.
Favourite outdoor escape: My favourite outdoor escape is always getting where others rarely get to go, being alone deep in the mountains
 is the best way to really experience their grandeur. For that reason, I love climbing the stellar granite in the Bugaboos.
Most recent outdoor adventure:  Most recently, I headed out to the Castle Crown to tag the 4th ascent of the tallest tower of Castle Peak, the northern outlier of Windsor
 Ridge and a prominent Southern Alberta landmark.
Favourite piece of Mountain Hardwear gear: My favourite piece of Mountain Hardware gear is without a doubt my Dynotherm hoodie. It, along with its Q-Shield down, has endured way too much abuse for one jacket, and yet still refuses to quit.
What is your most underrated piece outdoor adventure gear? One underrated piece of outdoor gear I rarely leave home without is my frisbee; one minute you're eating dinner off of it, and then next you're throwing it to your buddy on the glacier while you wait out the storm! I test my gear by using it, and using it a lot.
How do you put your gear to the test? By the time
 my gear gets retired, it has seen countless miles in my pack, on my harness, and protecting me from the weather. If it doesn't have a few rips and a bit of blood on it, I'm not done using it!

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Cory Hope

BIO

Where you live: Kamloops, BC
Atmosphere location you work at: Summit Centre, Kamloops
Favourite sport/activity: My heart still belongs to skateboarding, but my knees are more into hiking and climbing.
Favourite local spot: The Tranquille canyons
Favourite outdoor escape: A new spot with my camera, or an old one with my hammock.
Most recent outdoor adventure:  Exploring the area around Savona Caves, looking for more petroglyphs.  
Favourite piece of Mountain Hardwear gear: I have a very serious gear crush on the Scrambler 35.
What is your most underrated piece outdoor adventure gear? Map & Compass
How do you put your gear to the test? By relying on it.  Although I do bring my wits along, just in case.

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Dave Biesbroek

BIO

Where you live: High River, Alberta
Atmosphere location you work at: Atmosphere 7407 Signal Hill Center
Favourite sport/activity: Hiking/Backpacking/Ice Climbing
Favourite local spot: Foothills of Central and Southern Alberta
Favourite outdoor escape: Embarking on Day or Overnight Trips with my son!
Most recent outdoor adventure:  A Exploratory Backpacking Trip into Monashee Provincial Park in BC to scout out trails and climbs for additional trips into the park later this summer.
Favourite piece of Mountain Hardwear gear: My Mountain Hardwear Trango Assault Tent. It's still my favourite tent for the mountains, however my Tangent 2 gets equal respect as well.
What is your most underrated piece outdoor adventure gear? As for my most underrated piece of outdoor adventure gear, well its a Mountain Goat Sleeping Bag that my son gets to use every time we head out either on car camping road trips or backpacking. Its not as fancy as my outdoor gear, but it works great for him, keeps him warm and cozy and makes for better trips outdoors knowing he has great "kids" gear from Mountain Hardwear!
How do you put your gear to the test? My gear gets tested on the norm, about every week. I get to have fun working in a store, providing solid sound advice and sharing experiences with customers. My days off are out in the mountains using my gear to achieve valuable experience and making memories to share with others.

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Dillon Lowen

BIO

Where you live: I live in Calgary Alberta
Atmosphere location you work at: I work at Market Mall Atmosphere
Favourite sport/activity: Climbing is my favourite sport (AKA the only sport…just saying)
Favourite local spot: My favourite local spot (not sure if you’re looking for places to hang out or climb here so I’ll give you both)
Burger 420 in kensington…the best, blocks away from home and amazing burgers/gelato
the ghost (for world class ice and more sport crags than you can shake a stick at)
Favourite outdoor escape: Favourite outdoor escape is also the ghost…no camping fee’s world class ice climbing, stellar sport routes, wicked good natural lines…limited traffic…heaven if you can handle the rednecks
Most recent outdoor adventure:  Began developing a new sport climbing area in K country
Favourite piece of Mountain Hardwear gear: my favourite piece of mountain hardwear gear is my Hueco soft-shell…the thing is absolutely bomber.  Fits like a glove, moves well (use it for ice, alpine and rock climbing) and its bullet tough…one and a  half
climbing seasons in the rockies and no holes!
What is your most underrated piece outdoor adventure gear? most underrated piece of outdoor gear…isn’t outdoor gear at all actually…bialletti 1 cup moka pot…because espresso corrects many of life’s little problems (bad weather, bad attitudes, broken gear…the list   goes on)
How do you put your gear to the test? just playing puts my gear to the test. I need my stuff to be versatile and tough because I often use a single piece all season so it puts up with the best and worst of all of alberta’s seasons (ice climbing season AND waiting for ice climbing season.

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Geoff Findlay

BIO

Where you live: Edmonton, AB
Atmosphere location you work at: South Common
Favourite sport/activity: Back packing
Favourite local spot: Jasper 
Favourite outdoor escape: The rock wall
Most recent outdoor adventure:  Mt Assinaboine
Favourite piece of Mountain Hardwear gear: Stretch Ozonic
What is your most underrated piece outdoor adventure gear? Gore Tex ball cap, it's been keeping my head dry for more than 10 years
How do you put your gear to the test? Live a heathy active lifestyle

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