May 16, 2017  Himalaya / Nepal, China

Henkel supports mountaineering team on the Mount Everest

To the top with style and strength

The Everest is more than a mountain; it is more than a peak. It is a journey. Each spring, dozens of mountaineers set off for the summit of the tallest mountain on Earth. With 8,848 meters, the Everest slopes have witnessed many human triumphs and tragedies. But, what bonds Hungary, Mount Everest and Henkel together?

Also known as Sagarmatha in Nepal or Chomolungma in China, the mountain located between these two countries attracts adventurous climbers that break records regularly. This time, Dávid Klein and Szilárd Suhajda, two young Hungarian alpinists, embarked on one of the most rewarding yet dangerous journeys: climbing the Mount Everest. Their goal is to reach the summit without supplemental oxygen canisters.

Man versus nature

Trekking up the slopes of the Everest is an expedition that demands physical and psychological training, and doing it without oxygen is an incredibly physical challenge. More than 6,000 have ascended the mountain but fewer than 200 have done so without oxygen. If they succeed, Klein and Suhajda will be the first Hungarians to reach the peak without bottled oxygen.

Ascending the Everest requires technical competences, extensive preparation, high-tech equipment, and an experienced crew. For this expedition, both mountaineers are accompanied by another strong team: Schwarzkopf, Fa Men, Loctite 60 Sec, and Pattex Power Tape. They are known around the globe for their “extreme” power and strength, and prove that they can resist the most powerful forces of man and nature.

Climbing high with Henkel

The two-month expedition aims to raise awareness of the vulnerability of the environment, as well as to draw attention to the beauty of nature. Klein and Suhajda’s expedition motto is sustainable climbing using fair tools. This is why Henkel and its brands decided to partner with the mountaineers. “I feel privileged and honored by the Henkel partnership in the greatest project of my life,” Klein expressed. “Our cooperation is based on shared values, goals and dreams. This year we joined forces to attempt reaching the highest point on Earth. See you on top of the world!”

A sneak peek on the climbers:

5 fascinating Everest facts:

1. Mount Everest is pronounced ‘Eve-rest’, not ‘Ever-est’, as it is named after George Everest.
2. In Nepal it is called Sagarmatha, meaning “forehead of the sky,” and in Chinese Qomolangma for “mother of the universe”.
3. The mountain is approximately 60 million years old.
4. The youngest person to reach summit was 13 and the oldest 80.
5. There is high-speed internet on the way up to Mount Everest.

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Stay tuned for more news on Dávid Klein’s and Szilárd Suhajda’s journey to the top of Mount Everest.