Wild Things was founded in 1981 by Marie Meunier, a noted mountaineer who was the first woman to summit Aconcagua, the highest point of the Andes, and her husband, American mountaineer John Bouchard. The husband and wife team set up shop in New Hampshire.

Leveraging the knowledge and experience they gained as mountaineers, they coined the motto “Light is right” and designed a large variety of attire and goods for serious mountain climbing, growing Wild Things into one of the United States’ premier outdoor brands, both in name and substance.

The brand also actively employs new materials and still garners the support of many professional mountain climbers today thanks to the superior functionality of its products.