Friday, October 19, 2012

Nepal2012: Everest Hardwear

Hogus and Paul needed some expedition-style warm clothing for our Imja Tse climb so we visited Everest Hardware where they manufacture a line of good quality, yet very inexpensive mountaineering clothing. The owners Sonam and Norki Sherpa remembered us from our 2011 trek. Sonam summitted Mount Everest several years ago so of course knew exactly what climbers and trekkers would need.

While I was trying on expedition jackets Hogus made a new friend.

After we had made our selections, Norji joined us in this picture.

Two young girls are shipping Everest Hardwear jackets to Singapore.

This man is cutting out the pieces for 100 jackets with a tool that looks like a jig-saw.

I bought a goosedown-filled sleeping bag, built to be warm at -25degrees Celsius or -13 degrees Fahrenheidt, and a down sweater.

Everest Hardwear gear in practical use .... Porter Bag,
a -25 degree sleeping bag, and an Expedition down-filled coat. When it's -15 degrees and you're sleeping in a tent with only body heat (no external heat or stove), good gear is essential.

From our team of 11 trekkers, 9 of us used Everest Hardwear porter bags.  

Thank you Sonam and Norki for well designed, good quality mountaineering Products. See more at

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1 comment:

  1. Curious, did your sleeping bag keep you warm? I want to buy one that will keep me warm in the Rockies. I`m always cold. Mia