Famed climber to open new outdoor shop in Alstonville
RENOWNED mountaineer Geoff Bartram and his wife Sarah are the faces behind the outdoor goods shop Footprints Gear at Alstonville.
Geoff Bartram was part of Australia's iconic team that conquered and established a new route on the north face of Mt Everest in 1984.
He was awarded an Order of Australia Medal for services to mountaineering and his climbing suit is on display in the National Museum of Australia.
Ms Bartram has held the Australian women's altitude record.
Mr Bartram said he was honoured to formally open Footprints Gear, an outdoor shop selling quality gear.
Ms Bartram established Project DiDi to support girls who have been rescued from sex trafficking in Nepal.
This an example of a charity customers can support by buying from Footprints Gear.
To celebrate the opening of their store next Tuesday, 100% of the profits from its first day of trading will go to any charity a customer chooses.
Ms Bartram said they would serve customers in the shop between 2pm and 5pm on the opening day and that she was looking forward to chatting to those who wanted advice on any outdoor gear.
The opening next week will also include give-aways of T-shirts, hats and water bottles.
You can either shop in the store at Alstonville or go to the Footprints Gear website www.footprintsgear.org