An evening hosted by Ian Parnell in conversation with Kenton Cool and Neil Gresham about their recent exploits, projects and adventures. Dates in September, click poster for more information.
Open to the audience at each lecture evening, there will be a raffle draw for the following Sherpa package of clothing:
X1 Lithang (RRP £200)
X1 Kala Pathar Pant (RRP £80)
X1 Namche Half zip (RRP 40)
Hat (RRP £25)
Plus 10 hats as raffle prizes (RRP £25)
Grand Prize Draw
There will be a grand prize draw which you can enter at any of the lectures, to win a day out with Kenton Cool and a coaching session with Neil Gresham (all prizes subject to availability at time of redemption).
Neil Gresham and Kenton Cool are Ambassadors for Sherpa Adventure Gear.
UKC news items about the brand: Sherpa Adventure Gear Website: www.sherpaadventuregear.com
Sherpa Adventure Gear has been around for a few years in many other countries including the US and Canada. It's arriving in the UK this Autumn. The company was founded in 2003 by Tashi Sherpa, whose uncle was one of the Sherpa on Sir Edmund Hilary's first ever expedition to the top of Everest. Sherpa athlete ambassadors such as Neil Gresham and Kenton Cool test and help design the gear, most of which is manufactured in Nepal. The company employs 150 people in Nepal and donates a portion of every sale to the Paldorje Education Fund, which the company established to fund the education of Sherpa children. Sherpa make a comprehensive line of very good looking technical outdoor gear, including base layers, down, synthetic and wool insulating pieces, and hard and soft shell jackets and pants. Hats handmade by knitting circles in Nepal a speciality. The Eco-librium line of products includes jackets with 100% recycled polyester, organic cotton and Primaloft Eco insuation.
Below, Tsedo Sherpa, daughter to company founder Tashi Sherpa, introduces the new Sherpa brand including the story of their origin and ethos, and Sherpa Adventure Gear Ambassadors Neil Gresham and Kenton Cool talk about a couple of jackets that stood out to them during testing.