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ProView – HIMALI Men’s Altitude Parka

ProView – HIMALI Men’s Altitude Parka (Originally on Dirtbag Dreams) JANUARY 27, 2020 Forged through relentless field-testing in the Earth’s tallest mountains, the Himali Altitude Parka is uniquely made for your next expedition.  The outdoor gear market is well saturated with quality products. Healthy competition has given birth to an evolution of gear that fills every niche for outdoor recreationists. With so many established gear companies that have been refining their identity over many years, it is seemingly an impossible feat for a new company making a splash in the market. Himali has done the unlikely and entered a competitive market with a competitive product. When a company like Himali finds success, one has to take close note of their...

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HIMALI: A Gear Company with Great Ideas and Products

Want to see more from Alan's Blog? CLICK HERE. Otherwise, continue reading below.  How often does a new company enter the highly competitive market for quality outdoor jackets and clothing … and succeed? Well, Boulder, Colorado-based HIMALI has done just that and judging by their second-generation line, they are excelling. Full disclosure, company founders Dave Schaeffer and Tendi Sherpa provided at no charge all the gear I have used for evaluation. I’ve been using their first-generation down jacket for over a year now and it has become my goto jacket here in Colorado, on Nepal’s Island Peak last October and this year in Ecuador and Bolivia.  The second-generation is full of small improvements and maintains the quality and durability of its’...

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David Roeske Summits K2 In Record 19 Days, Without Supplemental Oxygen

Photo by David Roeske HIMALI™ athlete, David Roeske summited K2 on July 25, 2019, without the aid of supplemental oxygen - it is thought to be a record-breaking expedition time of just 19 days. This achievement marks the alpinist’s fourth 8000-meter peak summit without bottled oxygen. 
 Roeske successfully summited K2 a little over 12 months after unexpected events in July 2018 thwarted his first attempt. During his first expedition to the mountain, Roeske delayed his K2 summit attempt in order to help save the life of British climber, Rick Allen. Allen was lost on neighboring mountain, Broad Peak, the world’s twelfth highest mountain. Roeske and his Swedish climbing partner, Fredrik Sträng, were beginning a summit attempt on Broad Peak...

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