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Be in with a chance of winning a day's walking and an evening talk with Kenton Cool for you and a friend, on December 5, 2015. You will also have the chance to try out kit from Sherpa.
All you need to do is tell us: "What country does the Sherpa brand come from?"
Complete the form below with your details and answer.
You have till midday on the 5th November 2015 to submit your answer. There will be four winners, the successful winners will be contacted within 5 days of the draw.
Following the competition draw, tickets for the evening talk by Kenton Cool will go on sale for £10 each, all money raised will be given to the Paldorje Children’s Foundation. The talk will take place at the George Fisher store on 5 December from 7pm, there will be a raffle and a chance to win some great prizes! Drinks and nibbles will be provided.
From the highest peaks of the Himalayas, the Sherpa people lead the world in mountaineering with warmth, grace and good humour. Sherpa Adventure Gear seeks to honour these legendary high-altitude climbers by creating outdoor gear that earns their praise. As a Sherpa owned company, we also believe our brand can strengthen the fabric of our families, villages and country by giving scholarships and meaningful employment to the people of Nepal. The heart of Sherpa is a special place, perhaps the best place on earth for creating and testing equipment – and character. A portion of every sale benefits the education of Sherpa children through the Paldorje Education Fund, an IRS 501(c)(3) charitable arm the company established in May 2012.
Kenton Cool is one of the world’s leading high-altitude climbers. He has successfully climbed Mount Everest eleven times. Kenton was first introduced to mountaineering when he read about Hillary and Norgay’s first ascent on Mount Everest in 1953. An obsession with rock climbing developed at university and, on graduating, Kenton moved to Sheffield to pursue this further. In 1996 he suffered a fall from a rock face and shattered both heel bones. A year of surgery and therapy saw him become determined to regain his climbing form and he joined the British Mountain Guides scheme. Since then, Kenton hasn’t looked back. He has climbed extensively all over the world – establishing new routes and first ascents on peaks in Alaska, France and India. In 2003, he was nominated for a Piolet d’Or award for a route on Annapurna III. Kenton is also one of the world’s most sought-after guides with a track record of eleven Everest summits. In 2007, Kenton successfully guided Sir Ranulph Fiennes up the North Face of the Eiger before leading him to a successful Everest summit in 2009. In recent years, the Olympic Pledge and the Everest Triple Crown, has cemented Kenton’s position as one of Britain’s most high-profile and celebrated climbers.