Inspired by Bally’s pioneering heritage, Peak Outlook marks our long-term commitment to preserve the world’s most extreme mountain environments. The initiative began in Spring 2019 with the sponsorship of a critical clean-up expedition which successfully removed two tons of waste, helping to restore the pristine landscape between Everest Base Camp and its iconic peak.
Led by Dawa Steven Sherpa and his team of experienced climbers and guides, the expedition also engaged Jamling Tenzing Norgay, son of Sherpa Tenzing Norgay, who while wearing Bally boots made history in first reaching Mount Everest’s summit alongside Sir Edmund Hillary in 1953.
While previous clean-ups have been limited to areas between Base Camp and Everest’s mid-point at Camp 2, Bally’s expedition reached the summit. The first ton of debris and waste was collected during the initial expedition, with over half cleaned up in the "Death Zone" – above 8000m. A second ton was collected by an additional crew who returned to Base Camp at the season's end. This is the first time ever that a clean-up has been initiated at the end of the season. _
A heartfelt thanks to:
Jamling Tenzing Norgay Dawa Steven Sherpa and his crew: Karma Tshering Lama, Dafuri Sherpa, Dawa Jangbu Sherpa, and Guru Jen Jen Bhote, Samir Jung Thapa