The close of each year gives us the chance to reflect on what has been experienced, accomplished, innovated, and learned over the last 12 months. From launching our Yeti Lithium line to lending a hand when natural disasters struck to supporting our ambassadors’ adventures and embarking on a few of our own, 2017 was busy to say the least. For those who have been there with us since the start, we can’t thank you enough for your continued support. And for those who have joined our Goal Zero community along the way, we’re thrilled to have you. Before we power into 2018, take a look at some of our favorite stories and memorable milestones from 2017.
PERU: THE JOYINEER
By Goal Zero Team and Mike Libecki
Rain taps on the roof of the tent as Goal Zero ambassador Lilliana Libecki plucks away on her mandolin, huddled together with a small crew of family members at the base of a mountain. A string of Light-A-Life Lights illuminates the faces of these adventurous souls who will soon be climbing Ishinca, a peak that tops out at just over 18,000 feet and rests in the Cordillera Blanca mountain range in the Peruvian Andes…Read the full story and watch the film.
PEDAL TO PEAKS
By Brody Leven, Photos by Joey Schusler
There was barely any snow in Tromso, Norway when the plane abandoned us with 200 pounds of gear. It mistakenly carried the other 200 pounds as it continued north…to the North Pole. A few days later, we rolled our gear-laden bicycles onto the seven-story Hurtigruten MS Kong Harald and sailed south overnight, skipping the terrain we had wanted to bike and ski in order to acclimate to our setups and surroundings. Instead, we’d waited for delayed luggage to arrive, rode to a ferry, and watched the landscape sail past in the early-morning sunrise as our unfamiliar bicycles waited below deck…Read the full story and watch the film.
TECH VIDEO: YETI 400 AND 1400 LITHIUM
By The Goal Zero Team
Whether you’re going off the grid or preparing for a black out, the Goal Zero Yeti 400 Lithium is designed to be an efficient, portable power house. Its larger sibling, the Yeti 1400 Lithium, is our most versatile power station to date and features a patent-pending inverter design that allows greater compatibility with more devices. Hear what makes these new Goal Zero Yeti Lithium Portable Power Stations some of the most innovative products our engineering team has ever developed…Watch the video.
THE BUSBY HIVE
By Mollie Busby
After living in a 30-foot off-the-grid yurt for two years, the first question we get asked in regards to our tiny home is, “Why would you choose to downgrade?” Sure, I can see it from that perspective: when you’re talking about conventional living spaces, moving from 700 to 420 square feet seems like a downgrade in today’s larger than life society. But when you’re talking about off grid living, moving into a tiny house made logical sense…Read the full story.
SHARE THE SUN: PARTNERS FOR EMERGENCY RELIEF
By The Goal Zero Team
We exist to empower human potential. The summer and fall of 2017 brought unprecedented events across the world; natural disasters of devastating proportion affected friends, family, colleagues, and neighbors. And in these times of need humanity shines brighter than ever, the outpouring of support we receive on a daily basis is astounding and inspiring. With the help of communities across the world, gracious businesses, dedicated organizations, and our hard-working employees, we have been fortunate enough to send out over $4M in Goal Zero product to those in need…Read the full story and watch the film.