ATHLETE
THEIR WILDER PATH, OUR INSPIRATION
TEAM

MHW ATHLETE TEAM
2024 ROSTER

Benny
Lieber

MOUNTAINEER, HE/HIM

Bryce
Barnes

SNOWBOARDER, HE/HIM

Caleb
Robinson

CLIMBER, HE/HIM

Erin
Spong

SKIER, SHE/HER

Ethan
Pringle

ROCK CLIMBER, HE/HIM

Garrett
Madison

MOUNTAINEER, HE/HIM

Genevive
Walker

CLIMBER, SHE/HER

Hunter
Knoll

SNOWBOARDER, HE/HIM

Jesse
Grupper

CLIMBER, HE/HIM

Kyra
Condie

OLYMPIC CLIMBER, SHE/HER

Lily
Bradley

FREESKIER, THEY/THEM

Matthias
Haunholder

SKIER, HE/HIM,
MHW EUROPE

Matthias
Mayr

SKIER, HE/HIM,
MHW EUROPE

Nikki
Smith

ALL-AROUND CLIMBER, SHE/HER

Rachael
Burks

BIG MOUNTAIN SKIER, SHE/HER

Scott
Lehmann

MOUNTAINEER, HE/HIM

Shanya
Unger

MOUNTAINEER, SHE/HER

Tim
Emmett

ALL-AROUND CLIMBER, HE/HIM

Vivian
Bruchez

SKI ALPINIST, HE/HIM

Benny
Lieber

MOUNTAINEER, HE/HIM

Bryce
Barnes

SNOWBOARDER, HE/HIM

Caleb
Robinson

CLIMBER, HE/HIM

Erin
Spong

SKIER, SHE/HER

Ethan
Pringle

ROCK CLIMBER, HE/HIM

Garrett
Madison

MOUNTAINEER, HE/HIM

Genevive
Walker

CLIMBER, SHE/HER

Hunter
Knoll

SNOWBOARDER, HE/HIM

Jesse
Grupper

CLIMBER, HE/HIM

Kyra
Condie

OLYMPIC CLIMBER, SHE/HER

Lily
Bradley

FREESKIER, THEY/THEM

Matthias
Haunholder

SKIER, HE/HIM,
MHW EUROPE

Matthias
Mayr

SKIER, HE/HIM,
MHW EUROPE

Nikki
Smith

ALL-AROUND CLIMBER, SHE/HER

Rachael
Burks

BIG MOUNTAIN SKIER, SHE/HER

Scott
Lehmann

MOUNTAINEER, HE/HIM

Shanya
Unger

MOUNTAINEER, SHE/HER

Tim
Emmett

ALL-AROUND CLIMBER, HE/HIM

Vivian
Bruchez

SKI ALPINIST, HE/HIM
Mountain Hardwear 2023 Athlete Summit: Our whole athlete team pictured with some key MHW employees.

OUR ANNUAL
ATHLETE SUMMIT

Each year, we host the team at our headquarters in Richmond for a few days of product feedback, marketing discussions, wellness exercises, and Bay Area outside adventures. The days are packed and we part ways with the crew renewed with inspiration on how we can make our product even better.
Bryce sharing feedback on the AMG pack with the equipment team at Mountain Hardwear HQ.

FEEDBACK
FROM THE FIELD

The knowledge passed and the connections gained during our Annual Athlete Summit are so valuable to our Product and Marketing teams. Each athlete has used products in the wildest of situations, and they have critique and praise for features, fabrics, and fit. The Summit helps us all connect the dots in order for the company and the athletes to support each other throughout the year.
Tim Emmett
HELMCKEN FALLS, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA
Currently our longest-tenured Athlete Team member, Tim Emmett. He makes friends wherever he goes, has endless amp, and climbs any surface that is past vertical.

Image Credit: Jon Glassberg
Tim Emmett ice climbing at Helmcken Falls in British Columbia, Canada.
THEIR WILD PATH
IS OUR INSPIRATION
“The biggest decision that led me to where I am today was the decision to really follow my dreams as a mountain guide.” - BRYCE BARNES
“Going back to Minnesota meant some more time at home and led to me training at the gym that really formed my style and ability to try hard.” 
KYRA CONDIE
Garrett Madison
“The undefined path of owning a business has let me forge my own way.”
LILY BRADLEY
“The decision to aid my mental health with some fun skiing competitions ended up launching an accidental ski career. IT has given me incredible opportunities, friends, and life experiences.”
“Feeling the impermanence of life so acutely reinforced that,
if I wanted to do something, I should just go do it.”
ETHAN PRINGLE
“Climbing has transformed and molded my life. I’ve explored over 70 countries. I can make friends in any climbing community, anywhere.”
Tim Emmett
Genevive Walker
“The moment I decided to become a guide was when I realized my life was going to change.”
Jesse Grupper
“I put everything I could into the pursuit of climbing and feel like this risk has continued to pay off.”
NIKKI SMITH
“my tattoo ‘Show up and be seen’ isn’t just an external motto. Deciding to show up for ourselves is one of the most important things we can do.”
“I chose to believe in myself. to have the confidence in my abilities as an athlete. to be able to push the bar for women in big mountain skiing.”
Rachael Burks
Vivian Bruchez
“I followed the path of my passion. This was not done overnight, it was a long road.”
Caleb Robinson
“The most notable decision I've made was moving to Salt Lake City at 20 years old with no job, no friends, just a big dream.”