April 2012 News

Leatherman and LED Lenser USA Supply NOLS® Instructors with Multi-tools and Headlamps for 2012 Summit

Portland, Oregon, April 9, 2012 - Leatherman® multi-tools and LED Lenser® lights will be lending support to the 2012 National Outdoor Leadership School's (NOLS®) facility summit in Lander, WY with a donation of headlamps and multi-tools to all attending instructors.

Leatherman Tool Group, Inc. parent company to Leatherman multi-tools and LED Lenser lights, has been equipping professionals in the backcountry for the expected and unexpected for 29 years. The opportunity to donate equipment to the NOLS instructors - better preparing them for their extended backcountry trips - was the perfect match for the company's mission. "These instructors are the best at what they do and they deserve the best equipment," said LED Lenser Product Manager Kevin Gleason. "It's important that they can focus on the wilderness skills and environmental-stewardship education they're there for and not have to worry about their gear."

Leatherman will be donating 200 Blast® multi-tools. Perfect for its full set of 16 tools - including knife, saw and scissors that could prove invaluable in the backcountry - and light weight, 6.9 oz. LED Lenser is donating 200 of their powerful H7 headlamps. The lamps have Advanced Focus System technology so an instructor can examine a map up-close with a mellow reading beam and then switch quickly and easily to a powerful long-distance spot for something further down the trail.

"We're excited to have Leatherman and LED Lenser support this annual NOLS event by donating such useful, practical gear," said Summit Coordinator, Lauren Crenshaw. "It is certainly an exciting gift to offer to folks that attend this year's Faculty Summit." This 3-day event focuses on professional development and brings together NOLS field and WMI instructors from all over the world."

About Leatherman and LED Lenser (LTG, Inc.)

Founded in 1983 by Tim Leatherman, Oregon-based Leatherman Tool Group, Inc. is the world's largest manufacturer of high quality multi-tools (Leatherman) and LED lights (LED Lenser). With more than 75 million tools and lights sold in more than 100 countries, the Leatherman and LED Lenser traditions of preparing people for life's work and adventures with innovative, high-quality, products continues to endure. For more information about the Leatherman Tool Group, Inc., or LED Lenser US contact Juli Warner, Public Relations Manager, juli.warner@leatherman.com.

About The National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS)

Founded in 1965 by legendary mountaineer Paul Petzoldt, NOLS is the leader in wilderness education and sets the industry standard for responsible, high-quality educational expeditions. NOLS provides an awe-inspiring, transformative experience that develops active, positive leaders with lifelong environmental ethics and outdoor skills to more than 10,000 students each year. A private nonprofit school, NOLS runs 10-day to school-year-length courses on four continents. NOLS students, ages 14 to over 70, explore the most remote wilderness in the Rocky Mountains, Idaho, Pacific Northwest, Southwest, Alaska, Western Canada, Mexico, Patagonia (Chile), India, Australia, New Zealand, Brazil, and Baffin Island have to offer. College credit and scholarships are available. For more information, call NOLS at (800) 710-NOLS (6657) or visit the web site at http://www.nols.edu.