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16-May-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?

Open Slideshow Dávid Klein and Szilárd Suhajda

The Hungarian Dávid Klein and Szilárd Suhajda wants to climb the Mount Everest.

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Henkel and its brands on the way to the peak.

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Self-knowledge, responsibility, camaraderie and sustainability are some of the values that Klein and Suhajda are taking with them on the way up.

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!”

Open Slideshow Several Hungarian celebrities, journalists and media outlets are climbing together with the two brand ambassadors since March 27th.

Several Hungarian celebrities, journalists and media outlets are climbing together with the two brand ambassadors since March 27th.

Open Slideshow The team is planning to reach the top at the end of May

The team is planning to reach the top at the end of May. Klein and Suhajda are documenting their experiences through multimedia content that captures details of the journey as well as insights of the lives of local communities.

Open Slideshow Timeline explaining the trip stages

Timeline explaining the trip stages: Basic camp, acclimatization and summit.

A sneak peek on the climbers:

Open Slideshow Dávid Klein

Dávid Klein
Nationality: Hungarian
Date of birth: September 22, 1975
His first successful expedition was at the age of 23.

Open Slideshow Szilárd Suhajda

Szilárd Suhajda
Nationality: Hungarian
Date of birth: June 29, 1982
He was awarded as “Sportsman of the year 2015.”
One of his notable expeditions were the K2 in 2015.

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