About the EVERST4K Expedition

Everest4K is not only a expedition project, campaign and TV production but the fulfillment of a dream of two friends facing their chance of a lifetime. Working on Everest!

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The first gaming adventure with a clean conscience.

Sympatex invites you to play the new Everest Trash Collector game to WIN loads of great prizes and experience first-hand what it’s like to conquer the world’s highest mountain with a clean conscience.

While the Everest4K team is putting up rubbish bins in the Tibetan basecamp you can rise to the challenge on your mobile phone or tablet.

Fitted out in Sympatex’s high performance textiles with recyclable membranes, you take on Everest collecting left-behind trash from other expeditions along the way. But watch out, it’s a long way to the top of the world and Everest has a lot of unexpected dangers in store for you…

Download the Everest Trash Collector App to your mobile devices on April 16th, take on the challenge and submit your high-score to have a chance to win amazing Sympatex/Vaude outdoor gear every week.



Expedition will not be continued

DISPATCH #9 April 27,  Base Camp at 5150m 
This morning Alix von Melle and Luis Stitzinger, Alexander Brutscher (BR) as well as Nils Peuse and Hannes Künkel (Third Pole) decided to cancel their Everest 2015 expedition in light of the tragic events that have occurred and are still occurring on Mt. Everest and in Nepal.

Earth quake in Nepal

DISPATCH #8 April 25,  Base Camp at 5150m 
As we were waiting for lunch at around 12am the Himalaya was hit by a massive earthquake. The earth was shaking heavily for at least 30 seconds followed by rockfall from the debris flanks.

Into the ice of Everest

DISPATCH #7 April 22,  Base Camp at 5150m 
We left Base Camp for the first time to hike up to an intermediate Camp at 5750m. We followed the glacier tongue of Rongbuk glacier before climbing up into the right tributary of the Eastern Rongbuk glacier which will lead us up to the North Col (7050m).

Adapting to high altitude

DISPATCH #6 April 21,  Base Camp at 5150m 
When we got out of the bus three days ago our single tents had been already pitched by the Sherpa crew so we only had to pitch our production tent. What sounds easy is really hard work when you are not acclimatized and by now we definitely are not.