Climbing Breathless: Preparing for Makalu
The North Face athlete Emily Harrington is no stranger to feats of superhuman endurance.


Photo courtesy of Emily Harrington

But she’s ready to push the boundaries again. Emily will be going after Makalu, the fifth tallest peak in the world, and skiing down from the summit – all without supplemental oxygen.

“Makalu will only be my second 8000 meter peak after climbing Everest with oxygen in 2012. It’s bold, audacious, and far out of my comfort zone; but the only way to test one’s limits is to confront and maybe even overstep them.”

The North Face will be sharing the team’s stories and location on neverstopexploring.com, and we can’t wait to follow along! In the meantime, read about Emily’s preparation for the expedition.