On June 6 and 7 Gatlinburg TN will be visited by two world renowned climbers for this year‘s Summit Fest. The Smoky Mountain Outdoors Outfitters in Gatlinburg will be hosts to Apa and Lahkpa Sherpa. Apa and Lahkpa Sherpa are known for reaching the summit of Mount Everest in record times. Apa has climbed to the top 17 times and Lahkpa holds the record for least amount of time to ascend Everest at right under 11 hours. Head to the Smoky Mountain Outdoors Outfitters to listen to their stories about their climbs and give inspirational speeches. They will also have a multimedia presentation of their accomplishments for all to view as well.
Summit Fest is a week of opportunities for outdoor adventures. Go whitewater rafting, hiking, horseback riding, etc. all around Gatlinburg. This year’s Summitfest will be alive with music performances, equipments demonstrations, silent auctions and plenty of food and beverages for everyone. A portion of the proceeds go to the Boys and Girls Club of Gatlinburg.
The Lineup for this years Summit Fest will include performances by Entropy. There will be autograph picture signing, Apa and Lhakpa slide show, product demonstrations and there will be deals on all the top brand outdoor gear. Smoky Mountain Outdoors will also be offering special discounts for an extremely limited amount of time (only 15 minutes). The times for Summit Fest is between 10am-6pm. Don’t forget about the 3 lucky winners that will be drawn for prizes that could include a VIP access to Summit Fest including a meeting with the Sherpas, paddle and pack package from the Smoky Mountain Outfitters, $40 of outdoor gear from Smoky Mountain Outfitters, $100 gas card, a meal from Hard Rock of Gatlinburg and logo fleece, a $50 certificate from Collier Foods and a Summit Fest 2008 T-Shirt.
If you’re an outdoor enthusiast then you’re not going to want to miss this year’s Summit Fest. Plenty will be going on and let’s not forget those amazing prizes that could be yours. Do remember that a portion of the proceeds will be going to the Boys and Girls Club. Call us to book your stay today in one of our Gatlinburg cabin rentals and then go visit everyone out at Summit Fest 2008.