Sherpa Adventure Gear Announces Sponsorship of Mountaineer and Activist Wasfia Nazreen
October 21, 2019
Socially conscious Brand Supports Female Athlete and Activist on a Mission to Inspire Young Girls Worldwide
MODESTO, CA (Oct. 21, 2019) — Sherpa Adventure Gear, the socially-conscious company specializing in technical travel apparel, is proud to announce the sponsorship of professional Bangladeshi mountaineer and activist, Wasfia Nazreen. Wasfia is an athlete, educator and founder of the Osel Foundation, an organization that aspires to empower girls in Bangladesh and Nepal through mindfulness training and outdoors education.
Wasfia is the only Bangladeshi and first Bengali in the world to climb the Seven Summits (the highest mountains of every continent). She is also the only female to hold the simultaneous titles of National Geographic Explorer and National Geographic Adventurer. Wasfia was also named by Outside magazine as one of 40 women who have advanced and challenged the outdoor world through their leadership, innovation, and athletic feats, and by Men’s Journal as one of the “25 Most Adventurous Women of the Past 25 Years.”
“Wasfia’s adventurous lifestyle and passion to inspire, motivate and educate the next generation is synonymous with the Sherpa’s mission as a brand,” says Sherpa Adventure Gear CEO Kelsie Costa. “We’re blown away with everything that she has accomplished and what she continues to do on a global scale. It feels great to support such an amazing individual.”
In 2003, Sherpa Adventure Gear was founded as a living memorial to the unsung heroes of Mount Everest—the Sherpas. Sherpa Adventure Gear seeks to honor the legendary high-altitude climbers by creating adventure gear that earns their praises. The brand is focused on providing economic and social stability to the people of Nepal through steady employment and quality working conditions. In 2018, the brand created jobs for more than 1,500 people in Nepal, an increase of close to 75% compared to the previous year.
“I am thrilled to align myself with Sherpa, a brand that is changing the world, creating purposeful gear and taking steps to reduce their impact on the planet.” Commented Wasfia Nazreen. “With each purchase you help Sherpa provide education to student in Nepal through the Sherpa Adventure Gear Fund. My niece is a beneficiary of the fund and thanks to Sherpa’s support she is getting an incredible education in Nepal.”
The Sherpa Adventure Gear Fund was created to provide educational opportunities for future generations, a core component of Sherpa’s mission. The fund provides a brighter future to the children of Nepal through empowerment and education. For every product sold, a donation is made to grant scholarships in the fund, providing resources for the children of the community.
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About Sherpa Adventure Gear
A small brand can change the world. Sherpa Adventure Gear crafts purposeful gear for all who seek adventure and who care about their impact on the world. With each purchase, you are helping reach our goal by providing opportunities through education and employment in Nepal. Sherpa Adventure Gear based in Modesto, CA is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Innov8 Partners, LLC and distributes its products through specialty outdoor retailers worldwide. For more information, visit sherpaadventuregear.com.