National Geographic Tackles Everest

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The two-month expedition seeks to repeat the historic climb of the 1963 National Geographic-sponsored American Mount Everest Expedition, almost 50 years after that first American ascent. Mountaineer Conrad Anker and photographer Cory Richards will attempt the risky West Ridge route. At the same time a second team with additional climbers from The North Face and National Geographic writer Mark Jenkins will take on the mountain’s Southeast Ridge. Follow the action here … Read more

Men’s Paramount Peak Convertible Pant by The North Face Review

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Need pants for trekking the Annapurna Circuit? Of course you do. Convertible pants are the way to go. That way you can carry less clothing and can remove the legs for the warm climates of Nepal and put them back on for windy, wet climates. The Men's Paramount Peak Convertible Pant by The North Face are a good solution. These are The North Face's best-selling convertible pants. They have modern styling, bluesign fabric - which is socially responsible manufacturing processes, extra carrying capacity and improved durability. These pants have an … Read more

Equipment List for Everest Trek

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  So you booked your trip to the Everest Gokyo Trek next year. Now you need to buy your gear for the trip. Below is a list of items you'll need. • Hiking boots or shoes Lightweight. Make sure wear them before going to avoid blisters • Pants A pair of lightweight and a pair of heavyweight pants for lower and higher elevations. • Shorts 1-2 pair of comfortable shorts, convertible pants or skirts • T-Shirts 2-4, cotton • Shirt A lightweight, long sleeved shirt. This is worn to avoided sun burn • Hat Ensure it has wide … Read more