Cairngorms National Park

Uath Lochans from Farleitter Crag, Kingussie

Sportswear firm & UK Parks get together

25th May 2017

Columbia Sportswear and the UK’s National Parks have announced a first of its kind five-year partnership, making Columbia the official outfitter of the National Parks’ rangers and staff – the people who protect and promote some of Britain’s best-loved landscapes.

Columbia has committed to outfitting upwards of 2,000 National Park staff for five years, including 300 rangers, providing high quality clothing that’s ‘tested tough’ and designed to keep them warm, dry, cool and protected in Britain’s toughest conditions.

Rangers and staff are entrusted to conserve and enhance the natural beauty, wildlife and cultural heritage of the National Parks for all who visit. Their efforts range from rebuilding mountain paths to repairing river moorings, and from leading guided walks to educating school children and community groups about the great outdoors. And they undertake much of this work in some of the wettest, most challenging weather in the world.

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