8K Peak Technologies is your source for the highest quality, hand selected ski mountaineering and expedition gear to help you reach your peak.
We have personally tested these products in the highest, coldest, and most remote places on the planet. So, whether you are planning your next expedition, hunting or fishing trip, or just heading out for a day of skiing or snowmobiling, this gear will help you stay and play in comfort.
In May 2000, after a childhood growing up in Aspen and climbing and skiing in Colorado’s Elk Mountains, twins Mike and Steve Marolt and life-long friend Jim Gile became the first Americans ever to climb and ski from above 8,000 meters / 26,250 feet when they skied from the central peak of Shishapangma, Tibet. This accomplishment placed them in an elite class amongst the world’s greatest ski mountaineers. In 2003, the team followed up with a first ever American ski descent of the north ridge of Everest. In 2007, they skied the north ridge of Everest for a second time, and also became the first Americans and only the fifth people ever to attain multiple ski descents from above 8,000 meters when they skied from the summit of Cho Oyu, Tibet. Since then, they have completed many ski descents from the world’s greatest peaks, including 6 from above 7,000 meters, making them the world leaders in high altitude ski descents. All told, their ski resume spans over 25 years with expeditions to some 40 of the world’s greatest and highest peaks. They only climb “pure style” using no supplemental oxygen, porters, or altitude drugs, an aspect that enhances their accomplishments.
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