The Japanese tailor not only wore a suit but also paired it with formal shoes and a messenger bag. This is not the first time that Sada has done this.
Climbing the world's highest mountains is a significant achievement in itself but what if someone wears a suit to complete this task? That's what Nobutaka Sada did. Instead of wearing the usual mountaineering gear, he chose to wear a smart-looking blue suit to climb Mount Kinabalu in Malaysia.
The Japanese tailor not only wore a suit but also paired it with formal shoes and a messenger bag. He showed off the custom-made design about 4,095 meters above sea level. People were surprised to see him in this attire and the videos from his climb soon went viral. In one of the TikTok videos shared by @malaysiangazette, he can be seen posing in his suit while visitors are walking behind him. In another one posted by @rogonnabalu_25, the TikTok user recognizes him and Sada tells him that he is jogging and runs down.
Sada posted about his success on Facebook, writing: "We climbed an altitude difference of 2,300m in tropical humidity and rain, but SADA's custom-made suits kept us up to the level of being able to attend a business meeting!" According to Mirror, in one picture, he is standing in front of the Kinabalu Park signboard, and in another one, sitting on the mountain and enjoying the view.
This is not the first time that Sada has gone to this extent to promote his products. On his YouTube channel, he has posted videos documenting going fishing, scuba diving and surfboarding in his suit.
In a similar story, Tobi Sample, a Stage 4 cancer survivor climbed one of the world's tallest mountains, Kilimanjaro in February 2023. "I'm kind of one of those patients who doesn't follow the rules all the time, I guess," she said. Her trek to the mountain was a fundraiser for a charity, but she also wanted to show herself how far she has come since her diagnosis.
On February 1, 2023, Sample along with 17 other people went for the trek up Kilimanjaro in northeast Tanzania. They walked for six and a half days and carried backpacks with their clothes for all weather while the porters carried their bigger bags from one camp to another. She said that it felt like being on a different mountain every day. For parts of the journey, they passed through the rainforest, while other parts needed basic rock climbing.
On summit day, the group woke up at 12:30 am and traveled through the night, reaching the top in daylight. Sample had a terrible altitude headache and was desperate to sleep. But she felt grateful for what she had achieved, despite the doctors telling her that cancer had worn down her body.
"I felt just so thankful that I could carry a 25-pound backpack on my back that I shouldn’t be able to carry," she said. "There's no explanation for that." After the hike, Sample, with the group, flew to Rwanda for the celebration with the sponsored children. She had raised $13,945 for Africa New Life's food program and she is happy to see that the money is going to a community she has begun to love. For her next adventure in life, Sample, who worked as an oncology nurse a few years ago, might be returning to that job.