'The outdoor apparel manufacturer honouring the heritage and high altitude prowess of the Sherpa people’.

When Tashi Sherpa discovered his uncle was one of the original Sherpas on Sir Edmund Hillary’s 1953 ascent of Everest, he became inspired to tell the story of these unsung heroes of the Himalayas.

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When Tashi Sherpa discovered that his uncle, Gyalzen Sherpa, was one of the original Sherpas who supported Sir Edmund Hillary (affectionately known as ‘Hillary Saab’) on the first successful ascent of Mount Everest in 1953, he was inspired, in turn with his knowledge of unsung Sherpas, to give them the recognition he felt they deserved.

Tashi Sherpa started up Sherpa Adventure Gear in 2003 and began making outdoor clothing and gear. He sponsored Sherpa mountaineers to test out the products, which they do on the mountain for a minimum of six months.

His team includes some of the best Sherpa mountaineers and mountain guides in the world, who between them have summited many of the highest peaks in the world.

The company also employ local Sherpas in their Kathmandu office, while Sherpa artisans are contracted to create hand made wool hats that we have available on our website. For every item they sell, Sherpa give $0.50c to the Paldorje Education Fund, which helps underprivileged children in Nepal. This means that every product you buy will directly impact the lives of the Sherpa people.

Why choose Taunton Leisure? Our buyers aim to get a great mix of colours styles and fabrics every season and we work hard to bring great offers and prices across this range and others too.

Over 40 years of proud service to outdoor lovers means we care about the gear we sell and the people using it, our year round promise is great value, fast delivery, 28 day returns and excellent customer service, by phone, email or in store.