Suunto Core Extreme Edition Everest Launch Event with Apa Sherpa

Suunto USA has teamed up with Eastern Mountain Sports in New York City to honor legendary mountaineer and Suunto Ambassador Apa Sherpa and his recent record-breaking summit of Mt. Everest.

The only person in history to summit Mt. Everest 20 times, Apa Sherpa is widely recognized as one of the greatest living mountaineers. In recognition of his historic achievement, Suunto created the Core Extreme Edition Everest. Suunto and Eastern Mountain Sports SoHo have partnered to debut the Core Extreme Edition Everest at an in-store celebration event October 28, 2010 from 7:00pm—9:00pm. Special guest Apa Sherpa will be there to discuss climbing the world's highest peak and why he established the Apa Sherpa Foundation, a non-profit promoting educational and economic opportunities in the Nepalese village where Apa grew up. Suunto will give away one Core Extreme Edition Everest at the event, and 40 will be available for purchase.

What: Apa Sherpa at Eastern Mountain Sports

When: Thursday, October 28, 2010 7:00pm—9:00pm

Where: Eastern Mountain Sports NYC-SoHo, Spring & Broadway, 530 Broadway, NYC

“Eastern Mountain Sports was founded by climbers, and for 43 years we’ve enjoyed sharing that passion with our community,” says store manager John Taylor. “So, we are beyond honored to host Apa Sherpa, one of the greatest living mountaineers, in our flagship NYC-SoHo store.”

Complete with altimeter, barometer and compass functions, the Suunto Core Extreme Edition Everest helps users navigate through the wilder parts of the world. As a limited edition, Suunto is producing only 8,848 models of the Extreme Edition Everest, in correlation with Mount Everest’s elevation at 8,848 meters. Suunto is donating a portion of every watch sold to the Apa Sherpa Foundation.

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