Industry Press Release

Jess McMillan signs with GARMONT North America as newest female athlete


Joining fellow Garmont athlete Chris Davenport on the Ring of Fire Tour  

Portland, OR (May 9, 2012) — Garmont, the recognized and award-winning innovators in backcountry and ski mountaineering boot designs, proudly announces that female Freeskiing World Tour Champion Jess McMillan is joining their elite team of athletes.

The internationally recognized pro skier, climber, trail runner and hiker recently kicked off the 2012 Ring of Fire Volcano Tour in the Pacific Northwest. McMillan and fellow Garmont athlete Chris Davenport will attempt to climb and ski the largest Cascade volcanoes 14 of them in 18 days.

“Jess brings a knowledge of skiing and competition to Garmont demonstrated by her ability to consistently push the limits of female ski athletes,” said David Fee, President of Garmont N.A. “She will be a huge addition to our athlete team.”

McMillan’s contributions to the Garmont brand will include rigorous product testing providing professional feedback integral to the design of the high performance A.T. boots.

” I am thrilled to be a part of the Garmont athlete team,” McMillan said. “They make an outstanding line of boots and keep pushing the edge of boot manufacturing to better their best. I respect that.”

Fans of Garmont and McMillan can follow her progress on the Ring of Fire Tour as she sets her sights on Mount Baker, Glacier Peak, Mount Rainier, Mount Adams, Mount St. Helens, Mount Hood, Mount Jefferson, Mount Shasta, and Lassen Peak at 

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