MHW athletes Tim Emmett and Garrett Madison train near Everest Base Camp in the glacier field.
How to Climb Mt. Everest
Ever wondered what it takes to get to the roof of the world? To many, Everest is a special, iconic place to visit, making it a bucket-list item for climbers and mountaineers around the world. But a summit is not simple. Though numbers are rising, and access seems easier than ever, success is never a given... 10x Everest summiter Garrett Madison knows how to plan, pack, and prepare for success. Here is his best advice for a successful expedition.
Garrett Madison began guiding professionally in 1999 in his home state of Washington on Mount Rainier and has since personally led 52 climbers to the summit of Everest over the course of 14 expeditions and counting without serious injury, more than any other mountain guide. The founder of Madison Mountaineering, a guide service company that offers expeditions to the seven summits and beyond, he regularly leads high-altitude expeditions on mountains such as Aconcagua, Vinson, Kilimanjaro, and Elbrus throughout the year, specializing in Mount Everest.
Mountain Hardwear athletes Garrett Madison and Tim Emmett, explore the glacier field near Everest Base Camp wearing the Absolute Zero Suit.
to ascend the world’s highest peak
Our designers worked with the world's most accomplished alpinists to redesign our iconic Absolute Zero Suit from the ground up, refining features from oxygen mask-compatibility to a unique internal suspender system. As a part of the Garrett Madison collection, each item has been tested rigorously in the lab and field. His lifetime of big mountain experience, coupled with Mountain Hardwear’s intentional approach to designing with the most innovative fabrics, materials and construction, yields these objects that enable you to push your own boundaries.
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born of mountaineering & climbing...
In 2019, a team of MHW employees and athletes trekked through the Himalaya to connect with the mountains that inspired our existence.