Backcountry Access has established its first European warehouse. It is operated by Franz Hohensinn, who continues as the brand's agent for Austria and Germany. Besides BCA, Hohensinn sells Kong, Grivel and Tenaya, a Spanish brand of climbing shoes, in Austria. Additionally, BCA has hired Craig Widdicombe as regional sales manager for France, Italy and Switzerland. In this newly created position, Widdicombe will operate from Chamonix, France. He used to work for Heidiskis, a small brand of crafted skis.