Scarpa is sponsoring Colin Haley, the rock climber and mountaineer who has recently set a new speed record for climbing the massive Cassin Ridge on Denali, in Alaska, in eight hours and seven minutes. He had attempted the record in 2010, 2011 and 2012, and finally made it on June 5. Haley was born in Seattle in 1984, and was raised doing many outdoor sports, including hiking, alpine skiing, cross-country skiing, kayaking, mountaineering and mountain biking. In addition to his new connection with Italy-based Scarpa, he has a grandfather from Naples and an Italian passport.