“It’s called Seven Summits Snacks!”
I woke up with a jolt in the night, sat straight up, and started writing down this burst of inspiration that came to me.
I looked at the clock: it was 4:00AM (GMT).
I thought to myself “Robin should be on the summit now. That was crazy” and went back to bed.
When I woke up just two hours later, my life changed forever. Robin did summit Mount Everest around 8:00AM NPT, May 25th, 2019. He passed away shortly after, reportedly at 8:30AM NPT. If you do the math, that was about the time I woke up with my wave of inspiration. Robin sent me a message and this company was officially born.
This jolt wasn’t a completely new idea sent from “above”. Leanna spawned the initial product line idea over a good bottle of wine as we rang in the start of 2019.
“I mean, I walk into a sports shop, want to buy the chocolate and don’t see anything that speaks to me. How do I know it’s good for me? Can’t it just have a picture of a hiker or runner on it?”
She said she wanted chocolate she could eat on the bike during her triathlon events, and I concurred that having chocolate instead of carb gels would be great for my marathoning. "Of course it is possible" I assured her. This was the seed that was planted, and turned into what would be Seven Summits Snacks.
- Kristyn Carriere; co-founder and COO