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Five Questions for Under Armour's Nick Cienski
Five Questions for Under Armour's Nick Cienski

Nick Cienski and his six-person team arrived at Mount Everest base camp in Nepal early last month to acclimate themselves for a difficult and unique climbing expedition, one designed to break a world record and raise money to help put a stop to human trafficking. Months earlier, the 48-year-old Monkton resident had pitched the idea of the "6 Summits Challenge" to his Baltimore employer, Under Armour. Cienski, the brand's senior director of innovation, proposed taking a year off to scale six of the world's highest mountains. He believed the feat would raise money for and shed light on the human trafficking epidemic, which he has fought through his nonprofit, Mission...