Bradshaw Taylor, the U.K.-based distributor of Royal Robbins and Sherpa Adventure Gear, has signed up a Swedish agency, TGA Scandinavia, to represent these brands in the Scandinavian countries, Finland, Greenland and Iceland. The agency is run by Michael Frantzen, a 54-year-old industry veteran who has worked in the past for Royal Robbins and other brands like Patagonia, The North Face and Black Diamond. He is a co-founder of the Swedish Mountain Guides' Association and the founder of the local edition of Outside magazine. Frantzen will report to Wolfgang Jahn, the European sales manager of Bradshaw Taylor based in Germany, where Royal Robbins and Sherpa Adventure Gear are witnessing double-digit growth.