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The Summit: Awards and honors of TNF

The North Face is the 2008 recipient of the American Mountain Guides Association’s (AMGA) Industry Award. The Industry Award is presented annually to an outdoor company that has shown outstanding support through scholarships, products, and sponsorships of professional mountain guides. The North Face has partnered with the AMGA to provide educational support for the past twelve years and became a Diamond Partner in 2004. The North Face is the official sponsor of all AMGA Alpine Guide Certification exams, helping to reduce tuition costs. The North Face provides one full tuition scholarship each year for an AMGA Alpine Guide course or exam. This scholarship provides financial support for mountain guides seeking training and certification in the United States. 

The North Face products are constantly receiving awards for leading in innovation and functionality. Here are some of the recent ones:


culmination3MARCH 2008 – German Outdoor magazine gives coveted Editor’s Choice Award to The North Face
“Cat’s Meow” synthetic sleeping bag



APRIL 2008 – TNF Primero 60 backpack wins the prestigious Gear of the Year by Outside magazine



JULY 2008 – TNF wins two OutDoor INDUSTRY AWARDS for its innovative work on the Minibus 23 two-person tent and the Reversible Mercurial Jacket.   


JULY 2008 – TNF wins the APEX award for its oustanding design and use of Polartec fabric.


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