Sherpa

Here at 53 Degrees North we are seriously proud of our Sherpa collection. We have the largest range in the UK, at the best prices. We stock everything from knitted gloves to waterproof jackets. If you are looking for midweight fleeces, softshells, insulated jackets, micro fleeces or knitted hats from Sherpa, we have it all.

Sherpa Adventure Gear was inspired by sheer chance in 2003. In May of that year, Tashi Sherpa, President of Sherpa Adventure Gear, noticed a magazine issue commemorating the 50th anniversary of the first ascent of Everest. The craggy lines of the familiar face staring back at him from the cover belonged to none other than his Uncle, Ang Gyalzen Sherpa (one of the original Sherpa on Sir Edmund Hillary’s celebrated expedition in 1953). Today, every climber is grateful for having a Sherpa companion on the treacherous slopes of the Himalayas. For it is the Sherpa who makes the route, carries the load and lays the rope all the way to top and back. After reading the sad story of the many unsung Sherpa heroes who live in total anonymity—and often utter poverty—in the shadow of Everest, Tashi felt a powerful urge to share the Sherpa story with a wider audience. Sherpa Adventure Gear began making outdoor clothing and gear and sponsoring the best high altitude climbers in the world to test their products -the Sherpas themselves. One of the main goals in creating the company was to support and honour the Sherpa people who do so much for so little. A percentage of each product sold goes to a special fund for the underprivileged Sherpa children of Nepal. Today Sherpa heroes have become well known, and there are Sherpa Children in Nepal that smile every year thanks to Sherpa Adventure Gear's support.

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