The team at ExpedUSA work closely with our counterparts at the main office in Zurich, Switzerland. As Americans we are often surprised and delighted to learn new things about Swiss culture. The difference between our American English and our friends’ Swiss German is always a source of both entertainment and education.
Here's excerpt #3 from our conversation with alpinist and Exped ambassador Graham Zimmerman. Graham is a friend of ours who just happens to be one of the world's great alpinists. He's always full of interesting insights.
On October 14th Stephan Siegrist (SUI), Julian Zanker (SUI), and Thomas Huber (GER) stood atop the granite giant in Kashmir. They are the fourth team that was able to climb this mountain via a spectacular line. Their goal was the yet unclimbed central north-west face of Cerro Kishtwar. Exped supported the successful team with four tents, two Orion II Extreme for the BC and two Polaris single wall tents for the ABC.
Not too far from the Seattle area, where Exped USA makes its home, are the beautiful San Juan Islands. We like to escape to them often, with hiking boots, kayaks, canoes, hammocks and in this case, bikes.