Everest Expedition 2019 - Trek images
Mt. Everest 2019
This September, a peer-voted group of seven Mountain Hardwear employees embarked on a ten-day trek into Everest Base Camp, field-testing products and learning firsthand about the community that enables climbers in Nepal.
Images from Mountain Hardwear Everest Expedition 2019 - Made it to Basecamp
Mt. Everest 2019
This September, a peer-voted group of seven Mountain Hardwear employees embarked on a ten-day trek into Everest Base Camp, field-testing products and learning firsthand about the community that enables climbers in Nepal.
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Everest Expedition Timeline.  TREK -- BASECAMP (where we are in the trip) -- CLIMB -- SUMMIT
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Images from Mountain Hardwear Everest Expedition 2019 - Made it to Basecamp
SEPT 17, 2019
After the trekking nine days through multiple ecosystems, endless cups of tea, and a few altitude-inducing headaches, the climbers and trekkers are making their way to Everest Base Camp.
SEPT 17, 2019
After the trekking nine days through multiple ecosystems, endless cups of tea, and a few altitude-inducing headaches, the climbers and trekkers are making their way to Everest Base Camp.
Images from Mountain Hardwear Everest Expedition 2019 - Made it to Basecamp
Images from Mountain Hardwear Everest Expedition 2019 - Made it to Basecamp
SEPT 17, 2019
The “puja” is a Buddhist ceremony asking holy mountains for safe passage. Before our climbers leave Everest Base Camp, Tashi Thindu Lama from Pangbache paid our team a visit on an auspicious day in the Buddhist calendar. Our climbing equipment and climbers themselves were blessed.
SEPT 17, 2019
The “puja” is a Buddhist ceremony asking holy mountains for safe passage. Before our climbers leave Everest Base Camp, Tashi Thindu Lama from Pangbache paid our team a visit on an auspicious day in the Buddhist calendar. Our climbing equipment and climbers themselves were blessed.
Images from Mountain Hardwear Everest Expedition 2019 - Made it to Basecamp
Images from Mountain Hardwear Everest Expedition 2019 - Made it to Basecamp
SEPT 17, 2019
The highest of high fives and hugs at 17,500 feet. And of course, a few host yaks.
SEPT 17, 2019
The highest of high fives and hugs at 17,500 feet. And of course, a few host yaks.
Images from Mountain Hardwear Everest Expedition 2019 - Made it to Basecamp
Images from Mountain Hardwear Everest Expedition 2019 - Made it to Basecamp
SEPT 17, 2019
"We had our 2 hour Puja ceremony yesterday at Base Camp. A very powerful experience asking the goddess of Sagarmatha (Everest) safe passage for our climb. We’re on standby waiting for better weather to allow the ice falls doctors to find a way up to camp 1. The forecast looks more favourable, so fingers crossed 😉🙏🙏🙏 Joe and I are acclimatising well and ready for the next phase 😃" -Tim Emmett
SEPT 17, 2019
"We had our 2 hour Puja ceremony yesterday at Base Camp. A very powerful experience asking the goddess of Sagarmatha (Everest) safe passage for our climb. We’re on standby waiting for better weather to allow the ice falls doctors to find a way up to camp 1. The forecast looks more favourable, so fingers crossed 😉🙏🙏🙏 Joe and I are acclimatising well and ready for the next phase 😃" -Tim Emmett
Images from Mountain Hardwear Everest Expedition 2019 - Made it to Basecamp
Images from Mountain Hardwear Everest Expedition 2019 - Made it to Basecamp
SEPT 17, 2019
“Slowly, slowly.” A Nepalese saying we’ve heard multiple times a day in reference to trekking and climbing uphill (but also appropriate for tea-drinking and wifi). To properly acclimate, the team has been progressing up the Khumbu Valley as conservative rate allowing our bodies to adjust to higher altitude living. On a “rest day” in Periche, we went on a 2,700 ft acclimatization hike.
SEPT 17, 2019
“Slowly, slowly.” A Nepalese saying we’ve heard multiple times a day in reference to trekking and climbing uphill (but also appropriate for tea-drinking and wifi). To properly acclimate, the team has been progressing up the Khumbu Valley as conservative rate allowing our bodies to adjust to higher altitude living. On a “rest day” in Periche, we went on a 2,700 ft acclimatization hike.
Images from Mountain Hardwear Everest Expedition 2019 - Made it to Basecamp
Images from Mountain Hardwear Everest Expedition 2019 - Made it to Basecamp
SEPT 17, 2019
Training day in Everest base camp! Joe Vernachio ascending steep ice, front pointing with crampons on a Serac in the lower Khumbu glacier.
SEPT 17, 2019
Training day in Everest base camp! Joe Vernachio ascending steep ice, front pointing with crampons on a Serac in the lower Khumbu glacier.
Images from Mountain Hardwear Everest Expedition 2019 - Made it to Basecamp
progress so far
We’re tracking our trekkers and climbers with a GPS beacon. See where they’re at - in real time.
the trek in real time
Follow the team in real time on Instagram at @mhweverest2019 Catch the outtakes on #mhweverest2019
the trek in real time
Follow the team in real time on Instagram at @mhweverest2019
Catch the outtakes on #mhweverest2019
what to wear to everest
Warm, dry, safe and sound: here’s what our employees took with them on the trek.
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meet the trekking team
Who better to make the trek than our own employees? Learn more about who they are and why they’re there.
meet the trekkers
A peer-voted group of seven Mountain Hardwear employees have embarked on a ten-day trek into Everest Basecamp, field-testing products and learning firsthand about the community that enables climbers in Nepal.
THE INQUISITIVE
devon lambert
Being in tune with the cultural trends surrounding equipment comes naturally to Devon. He is curious about how things are being carried in the mountains and believes that we have a lot to learn from people in the Khumbu Valley, be it from porters, local people, or even other trekkers. He will observe these methods closely, take notes, and report back to his team on what he finds.
THE INQUISTITVE
devon lambert
Being in tune with the cultural trends surrounding equipment comes naturally to Devon. He is curious about how things are being carried in the mountains and believes that we have a lot to learn from people in the Khumbu Valley, be it from porters, local people, or even other trekkers. He will observe these methods closely, take notes, and report back to his team on what he finds.
Rachel Metcalf highlight
THE TAILOR
rachel metcalf
A mastermind of many technical products for Everest’s environment, Rachel is prepared to provide thoughtful, individualized gear and clothing care where porters, Sherpa, climbers, trekkers, and the community need it. She will bring with her a repair kit to patch or fix anything that’s damaged along the way and can even embroider small designs to personalize items and leave a lasting memento from the adventure.
THE TAILOR
rachel metcalf
A mastermind of many technical products for Everest’s environment, Rachel is prepared to provide thoughtful, individualized gear and clothing care where porters, Sherpa, climbers, trekkers, and the community need it. She will bring with her a repair kit to patch or fix anything that’s damaged along the way and can even embroider small designs to personalize items and leave a lasting memento from the adventure.
Marley Jeranko highlight
THE WORDSMITH
marley jeranko
With a notebook and pencil always within reach, Marley is committed to transcribing the experience via notes, ramblings, and mini-interviews to craft language around not only the story as it unfolds but the underlying lessons that bubble up. She will step in as a contributor in our reflection and steer how we extract meaning from the trip.
Marley Jeranko highlight
THE WORDSMITH
marley jeranko
With a notebook and pencil always within reach, Marley is committed to transcribing the experience via notes, ramblings, and mini-interviews to craft language around not only the story as it unfolds but the underlying lessons that bubble up. She will step in as a contributor in our reflection and steer how we extract meaning from the trip.
Mike Parker highlight
THE EARNEST
mike parker
With a wealth of knowledge in finance, Mike will work behind the scenes to strategize around how we, including those at home, can make an impact on the communities we’ll be visiting. An Eagle Scout, trained carpenter, and triathlete, he has a broad set of skills and would be a versatile asset willing to get his hands dirty and work hard with a positive attitude and passion for the mission. He feels strongly about empowering others to take action, and with his help, our contributions (big or small) have the potential to directly affect the lives of those that inspire our work.
Mike Parker highlight
THE EARNEST
mike parker
With a wealth of knowledge in finance, Mike will work behind the scenes to strategize around how we, including those at home, can make an impact on the communities we’ll be visiting. An Eagle Scout, trained carpenter, and triathlete, he has a broad set of skills and would be a versatile asset willing to get his hands dirty and work hard with a positive attitude and passion for the mission.
Will Hagga highlight
THE RENAISSANCE MAN
will hagna
A talented designer, avid outdoorsman, and skilled string-strummer, Will is a jack of all trades. Having been on the front lines of the design process for crucial products that will go up Everest, Will can see firsthand how his ideas come to life and apply a maker’s eye to the experience by proactively sketching what he sees and building on ideas to bring home.
Will Hagga highlight
THE RENAISSANCE MAN
will hagna
A talented designer, avid outdoorsman, and skilled string-strummer, Will is a jack of all trades. Having been on the front lines of the design process for crucial products that will go up Everest, Will can see firsthand how his ideas come to life and apply a maker’s eye to the experience by proactively sketching what he sees and building on ideas to bring home.
Sablle Scheppmann highlight
CHIEF STOKE OFFICER
sablle scheppmann
With an unlimited amount of stoke, Sablle has more than enough to share. Her enthusiasm for living the brand is infectious and will be our cheerleader leading up to, during, and long after the trek. She’ll be rallying entire organization in the office and is deeply thinking about how she can personally share this experience with our sales reps at the F20 sales meeting and every dealer after that.
Sablle Scheppmann highlight
CHIEF STOKE OFFICER
sablle scheppmann
With an unlimited amount of stoke, Sablle has more than enough to share. Her enthusiasm for living the brand is infectious and will be our cheerleader leading up to, during, and long after the trek. She’ll be rallying entire organization in the office and is deeply thinking about how she can personally share this experience with our sales reps at the F20 sales meeting and every dealer after that.
Sablle Scheppmann portrait
Devon Lambert portrait
Marley Jeranko portrait
Will Haga portrait
Mike Parker portrait
Rachel Metcalf portrait
Mt. Everest 2019
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