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International Mountain Guides (IMG)

International Mountain Guides
Founded in 1986, International Mountain Guides directors Phil Ershler, George Dunn, Eric Simonson and Paul Baugher organize and lead climbing, trekking and mountaineering expeditions around the world, from the classic climbs of the Alps and Andes to the 8,000m peaks of the Himalayas. IMG continues to be one of the most respected and active guiding companies in the world.

IMG Credentials
IMG's leaders are among the most experienced guides in the world and their track record is impeccable. Eric Simonson, Phil Ershler and George Dunn each have over 35 years of guiding on Mt. Rainier and dozens of expeditions on Denali, the proving grounds of American alpine guiding. Internationally, they've each summited Everest, and their resumes include the world's great climbs: K2, Kangchenjunga, Shishapangma, Cho Oyu, Vinson, Aconcagua, and many more. Simonson, Ershler and Dunn are American Mountain Guides Association (AMGA) certified alpine guides.

JanSport Support
JanSport is proud to partner with International Mountain Guides' expert guides to test and develop the Brand's newest technical outdoor gear year-round to ensure it is up to the highest quality and standards. In addition, IMG leads JanSport's annual Rainier Seminar, a 42-year-old tradition that brings sixteen individuals together from around the globe, from retail buyers to JanSport international and home office employees, to media and outdoor industry friends, to take part in a life-changing adventure up to the summit of Mt. Rainier at 14,410 ft. elevation, the highest mountain in Washington.

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