As a part of Mam­mut’s 150 Years Peak Project: Tran­go Tow­er, Pak­istan, film­mak­ers have cap­tured footage of a part of the world nev­er before seen. A remote-con­trolled drone filmed moun­taineers David Lama and Peter Ort­ner climb­ing the 6000m-high peak, scal­ing the sheer gran­ite rock faces then reach­ing the snow-capped sum­mit. Video­g­ra­ph­er Corey Rich said, “Peo­ple are going to see footage from the Karako­ram [moun­tain range] that no human being has ever seen.”

[Via: Corey Rich]

Cred­it: ICON Lights

Hap­py Wednes­day, Clym­bers. We’ve got a huge day planned for you, with back­packs, head­lamps, flash­lights, climb­ing equip­ment, tech­ni­cal and lifestyle footwear, wrist com­put­ers, sun­glass­es, belts, gloves, pad­dling appar­el, and more all on sale for mem­ber-exclu­sive pric­ing. It’s a heap of good­ness to get you over the mid-week hump. Pop some pop­corn and grab a drool tow­el because once you click through you won’t want to go any­where for a while.

Here’s some more about what we’ve got on the dock­et for you today:

Mam­mut: Mam­mut is named for the mighty mam­moths that roamed the Swiss coun­try­side thou­sands of years ago. The com­pa­ny can trace its own his­to­ry back to a not-so-impos­ing mom and pop rope­works oper­a­tion in a small town in Switzer­land, where, in 1862, founder Kasper Tan­ner was giv­en per­mis­sion to use the pub­lic way out­side his flat to braid and coil his own ropes. The rest, as they say, is his­to­ry. Today, the com­pa­ny is a glob­al­ly rec­og­nized leader in elite gear and appar­el for moun­taineer­ing and out­door pur­suits. Click through to get mam­moth-sized sav­ings on Mam­mut tech­ni­cal appar­el today at The Clymb.

New Bal­ance: If pres­i­den­tial can­di­dates were forced to run for high office in the lit­er­al sense (as they should be), they would want to do it wear­ing New Bal­ance run­ning shoes. With 25 per­cent of its footwear made in the Unit­ed States each year, New Bal­ance is proud of its claim to be the only com­pa­ny that still man­u­fac­tures ath­let­ic shoes right here in the good ol’ US of A. And with near­ly 75 years of expe­ri­ence in the per­for­mance run­ning shoe mar­ket, New Bal­ance would offer its can­di­dates a leg up on the com­pe­ti­tion. But great shoes alone don’t guar­an­tee a vic­to­ry lap. New Bal­ance also makes tech­ni­cal run­ning appar­el and acces­sories to max­i­mize per­for­mance. Today on The Clymb, we’re offer­ing Men’s and Women’s run­ning footwear and appar­el for mem­ber-exclu­sive pric­ing. Run for your wal­let or your fel­low Amer­i­cans will beat you to this one.

Five Ten: After fin­ish­ing his MBA, Five Ten founder Charles Cole went to the last place any­one thought he could use it—Yosemite. After a slip while descend­ing El Cap, he decid­ed that climbers should have high-fric­tion rub­ber in all of their shoes. Tap­ping his engi­neer­ing back­ground, Cole invent­ed a rev­o­lu­tion­ary new rub­ber for­mu­la with increased fric­tion and dura­bil­i­ty than any­thing climbers had ever expe­ri­enced. Five Ten was born. Approach and climb with con­fi­dence today with Men’s and Wom­en’s Five Ten footwear, avail­able now at The Clymb for mem­ber-exclu­sive pricing.

ICON: ICON lights are cre­at­ed from a deep, simul­ta­ne­ous obses­sion with design and tech­nol­o­gy. Every ele­ment must opti­mize per­for­mance or it does­n’t make the cut. Expe­ri­ence the bril­liance of a ground­break­ing brand with ICON lights, now avail­able at The Clymb for mem­ber-exclu­sive pricing.

Men’s & Wom­en’s Cushe: Slip­ping your foot into a Cushe (pro­nounced, “cushy”) is trans­for­ma­tive in the same way get­ting into a bathrobe can be trans­for­ma­tive: once it’s on, all your trou­bles seem to melt into the back­ground of com­fort. Cush­es con­form to the foot’s nat­ur­al shape, which max­i­mizes not only com­fort but also pro­tec­tion and sta­bil­i­ty. Don’t miss out! Today on The Clymb we’re offer­ing Men’s and Women’s Cushe footwear for mem­ber-exclu­sive pricing.

Run­ning Acces­sories: Train to run like you did before you dis­cov­ered beer with wrist com­put­ers, head­lamps, sun­glass­es, belts, gloves, head­bands, socks, and more from top brands. Act now to get mem­ber-exclu­sive pric­ing on everything.

Immer­sion Research: Fam­i­ly owned and oper­at­ed in Con­flu­ence, PA since 1997, Immer­sion Research designs and pro­duces high-end tech­ni­cal pad­dling gear, acces­sories, and appar­el for seri­ous kayak­ers. Ukulele-play­ing kayak bum John Weld and his wife, Kara, an 8‑year mem­ber of the U.S. canoe kayak team, start­ed the com­pa­ny in their base­ment with a sewing machine, which they at first used only to pro­duce board shorts for friends. The com­pa­ny still makes shorts but it’s added lay­er­ing, dry tops, pad­dling acces­sories, and more to its line. Pull up a stool at an epic mom and pop din­er with only pad­dling on the menu with Men’s and Wom­en’s Immer­sion Research dry­tops and appar­el, on sale now for mem­ber-exclu­sive pricing.

There’s Still Time! Don’t Miss: SIGMA SPORT, Lib­er­ty Bot­tle­works, Rise Bar, Gar­mont, Lone­ly Plan­et, & Man­hat­tan Portage.

IN OTHER NEWS:

Nean­derthal, Y’all: Did you know? If you’re look­ing for an excuse to throw a par­ty, today is Nation­al DNA Day. The hol­i­day com­mem­o­rates this day in 1953, when Fran­cis Crick, James Wat­son, and col­leagues includ­ing Ros­alind Franklin and Mau­rice Wilkins pub­lished a paper on the struc­ture of DNA in the sci­en­tif­ic jour­nal, Nature. You prob­a­bly learned a thing or two about the dou­ble helix in school. And you may have even heard about the clone Russ­ian researchers are cur­rent­ly hop­ing to bring to life using DNA from a frozen mam­moth. If they suc­ceed, you may have the desire to hunt it. That’s only nor­mal. Accord­ing to recent stud­ies, humans have at least 1–4% Nean­derthal DNA. So grab a stick and go club­bin’ for Nation­al DNA day—it’s the nat­ur­al thing to do.

Clym­bers! It’s good to see you around these parts again. You’ll be hap­py you stopped by today because we’ve got some excit­ing news. As part of our con­stant effort to bring you sweet deals on prod­ucts from the top brands in the indus­try, we are today, for the first time ever, fea­tur­ing (drrrrrum­roll please)… Mammut.

Did you hear that? MA-freak­ing-MMUT. That’s right. The mam­moth is in the house and we’re gonna let it run wild and rough the place up a bit. We encour­age you to tap into your prim­i­tive roots and take all you can car­ry. If you want the choic­est bits you’d bet­ter act quick­ly though.

In oth­er news, Zach in cus­tomer ser­vice crushed an apple with his bare hands yes­ter­day. The inter­net had gone down, ren­der­ing us all use­less for any­thing but spin­ning cir­cles in our chairs, becom­ing more mis­chie­vous by the minute. Out of respect for the tech team, we decid­ed to pass the time as pro­fes­sion­al­ly as possible—by com­pet­ing with one anoth­er in a feat of strength. Zach’s was a hero­ic effort that earned him a round of applause from all but his jeal­ous com­peti­tors, who instead of deli­cious apple, were left only with the sour taste of the inevitable truth: He’ll prob­a­bly be pro­mot­ed to an exec­u­tive posi­tion with­in the month for this.

I digress. Here’s what we have on the dock­et today:

Mam­mut: Mam­mut is named for the mighty mam­moths that roamed the Swiss coun­try­side thou­sands of years ago. The com­pa­ny can trace its own his­to­ry back to a not-so-impos­ing mom and pop rope­works oper­a­tion in a small town in Switzer­land, where, in 1862, founder Kasper Tan­ner was giv­en per­mis­sion to use the pub­lic way out­side his flat to braid and coil his own ropes. The rest, as they say, is his­to­ry. Today, the com­pa­ny is a glob­al­ly rec­og­nized leader in elite gear and appar­el for moun­taineer­ing and out­door pur­suits. Click through to get mam­moth-sized sav­ings on Mam­mut tech­ni­cal appar­el today at The Clymb.

Gib­bon Slack­lines: Just because you string a line between some boul­ders then try to walk across it peo­ple say you’re imbal­anced. They couldn’t be more wrong. Whether you slack between trees or rocks, over grass or the open ocean, Gib­bon has the line for you. New to the sport? The com­pa­ny also offers instruc­tion­al media to help you get start­ed. Sum­mer is just around the cor­ner so what are you wait­ing for? Today we’re offer­ing mem­bers exclu­sive pric­ing on a large selec­tion of Gib­bon lines and DVDs.

Ster­ling Rope: Aaaarg! Don’t be sur­prised if hook­ing into a climb­ing rope by Ster­ling Rope com­pels you to shout out a few gar­bled lines of pirate gib­ber­ish. That’s because com­pa­ny founders cut their teeth mak­ing sea­wor­thy ropes for use in the marine indus­try. When Ster­ling Rope made the tran­si­tion to climb­ing and res­cue prod­ucts, it intro­duced rope that fea­tured a core fiber with a mois­ture inhibitor built in—a tech­nol­o­gy pre­vi­ous­ly only found in the marine industry—which made the rope safer. Shiv­er your tim­bers with Ster­ling Rope climb­ing acces­sories, avail­able today at The Clymb for mem­ber-exclu­sive pricing.

Hi-Tec: Hi-Tec was found­ed in 1974 in the appro­pri­ate­ly named vil­lage of Shoe­bury­ness, in Essex, Eng­land. The com­pa­ny first put its name on the footwear map with a pair of light­weight ath­let­ic shoes designed for play­ing squash. The Hi-Tec Squash remains the best-sell­ing sports shoe mod­el in Britain to this day. The com­pa­ny has since branched out, build­ing a rep­u­ta­tion for itself as a mak­er of qual­i­ty out­door footwear and appar­el. Today at The Clymb, we’re excit­ed to be offer­ing mem­bers exclu­sive pric­ing on some out­door prod­ucts from across the pond—with a huge selec­tion of Men’s and Wom­en’s Hi-Tec tech­ni­cal appar­el. Don’t miss out.

Ahnu: When the founders of Ahnu set out to cre­ate envi­ron­men­tal­ly con­scious per­for­mance footwear that would make the out­doors more acces­si­ble and “a lit­tle less agro,” they found inspi­ra­tion and a name­sake in a help­ful deity of yore: Anu, the Celtic god­dess of the bal­ance between well­be­ing and pros­per­i­ty. Ahnu does its patron proud by bal­anc­ing fit­ness and fash­ion, per­for­mance and aes­thet­ics, prof­it and phil­an­thropy. Pros­per and be well with Men’s and Women’s Ahnu footwear, avail­able today at The Clymb for mem­ber-exclu­sive pricing.

PLUS… There’s still time to save on Camel­Bak, Pro­Bar, Detours, Men’s & Wom­en’s Run­ning, Wom­en’s Activewear, & Sunglasses.

Juras­sic Lark: Did you know? The folks at Mam­mut may meet their busi­ness’s name­sake with­in the next five years. In 2012, Russ­ian aca­d­e­mics signed a deal with con­tro­ver­sial Kore­an sci­en­tist Hwang Woo-Suk to do what you’d imag­ine any league of post-Sovi­et genius­es would do if giv­en access to a man of mad science—clone a mam­moth. The effort began last year, when Russ­ian researchers pulled cells from a wool­ly mam­moth pre­served in per­mafrost in Siberia. If all goes accord­ing to plan, Woo-Suk, who earned infamy in 2005 when he cre­at­ed the world’s first cloned dog, will implant the nucle­us of a mam­moth cell into an ele­phant egg to cre­ate a mam­moth embryo. The embryo will then be implant­ed into an ele­phan­t’s womb. Whether or not the Rus­sians have a James Bond-style plot to unleash the Mam­moth to wreak hav­oc in New York City is yet to be determined.