Liz Robbins, co-founder of Royal Robbins and its former head of design, is coming back to the company as an adviser. She will work closely with Michael Millenacker, who himself returned to Royal Robbins as its chief executive in September. Liz and Royal Robbins are famous Sierra Nevada climbers. In 1967 she became the first woman to climb the Half Dome in Yosemite, wearing torn off shorts, which encouraged her to establish an apparel company with her husband in 1968. Initially focused on Yosemite Valley climbers, the Royal Robbins brand has become most appreciated for performance-oriented designs that are comfortable to wear for daily activities. Liz Robbins' assignment is to help reinvigorate Royal Robbins' position as an apparel brand of choice for outdoor enthusiasts. Millenacker previously worked closely with Liz and Royal Robbins when he was the brand's director of sales and marketing for six years from 1994. Millenacker left after the Robbins' sold the company in 2000, to work as president of Eagle Creek and vice president of sales at The North Face.