About Summit Hut
The mission of the Summit Hut is to provide outstanding specialty outdoor products and services for our customers in a manner of superior value, service, and merit.
Summit Hut began its entry into the outdoor retail industry modestly in 1967 when two fifteen year-old friends, Jeff Conn and David Baker, collaborated to offer a special order service for Tucsonans who desired backpacking and mountaineering equipment. The boys conducted business from their bedrooms and stored the inventory under their beds. In 1968 David, a senior in high school, bought out Jeff’s interest in the company and rented a 150 square foot room attached to a small bicycle shop across the street from their high school.