Buy Smartwool and Support Nepali Climbers

November 29, 2016


Help support the Khumbu Climbing Center (KCC) this holiday season. Buy the Smartwool PHD Mountaineering Socks on GEARCOOP.COM and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to KCC.


Please visit GEARCOOP.COM/Smartwool-khumbu to learn more.


Founded in 2003, The Khumbu Climbing Center (KCC) strives to, “increase the safety margin of Nepali climbers and high altitude workers by encouraging responsible climbing practices.” KCC is high in the Himalayas, where they focus on teaching technical climbing skills, mountain safety, rescue, wilderness first aid, and English for two weeks in the winter season. In the past 11 years nearly 1,000 Nepali men and women have attended KCC, and according to Dr. Luanne Freer (overseer of Everest base camp and ER), these attendees of KCC are saving lives with their new skill set and knowledge.


The SmartWool PhD Mountaineering Socks fit smoothly, comfortably, and easily into your low-volume mountaineering or hiking boots for incredible comfort when you bag peaks and tackle rough terrain. These heavyweight socks feature temperature-regulating merino wool fabric, strategically placed mesh ventilation zones, and a heavy-duty heel and toe.




*10% of proceeds go directly towards Khumbu Climbing Center