Dispatch 3 / August 24, 2015

Makalu 2015: Track Their Journey

The North Face athletes, Hilaree O’Neill, Emily Harrington and Kit Deslauriers will be using Delorme InReach devices throughout their Makalu journey, allowing us to track their route in real time. To view their path, click the “+” next to the arrow on the map. Click the message bubble to see updates on how they’re progressing. 

About Makalu 2015

Beginning in late August, The North Face athletes Emily Harrington, Kit Deslauriers and Hilaree O'Neill, along with Adrian Ballinger and Jim Morrison, will travel to Makalu, the fifth highest mountain in the world in hopes of climbing …

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