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Quoting from the book
Some relationships I
sought out personally because I already used the products that the
company made. But in several cases, the product filled such a
specialized niche that giving me financial support didnít make sense
for the company. An example is the kind of wool hat Iíve worn on all
my Himalayan climbs. Itís made by a small family-run company called
Wapiti Woolies, out of Greenwater, Washington. Even though Mountain
Hardwear and Outdoor Research make hats, they understand that Iíll
be wearing Woolies on the mountain. Itís a hat Iíve grown to love,
and I donít want to change it.
Ed's 8000 Meter Hat!