Everest 60 FAQ
Where can I find the Quick Start Guide?
You can download it by clicking here.
How can i check if my firmware is up to date?
If Base Camp does not prompt you with an update the latest version is installed. In order to check the firmware version, navigate to the Settings tab of your keyboard. The release notes can be found here.
Where can I get replacement or additional parts?
Replacement parts or additional accessories for your MOUNTAIN products can be obtained directly from our shop or through our resellers.
Do I need drivers for my MOUNTAIN keyboard?
No, the keyboard itself is plug & play and can be used without installing any additional drivers or software. However, in order to unleash your keyboard’s full potential, we recommend installing our Base Camp™ software.
Which switch is the best?
This question is impossible to answer, as it depends entirely on your personal preference.
Most switches fall into either of these three categories:
Linear (MOUNTAIN Linear 45, Linear 45 Speed, etc.), Tactile (MOUNTAIN Tactile 55, Cherry MX Brown, etc.) and Clicky (Cherry MX Blue, Kailh Box White, etc.).
Linear switches provide a smooth uninterrupted travel.
Tactile switches have a tactile bump during travel, indicating the actuation point.
Clicky is not entirely unlike tactile, however, they feature an additional audio feedback, usually in form of a clickbar, to make you both hear and feel the actuation of the switch.
Can I use any switch with my Everest 60 Keyboard?
You can use any 3-pin plate-mounted or 5-pin PCB mounted Cherry MX style switches. Our webstore carries a carefully selected collection of switches fully compatible with Everest 60.
I installed switches but keypresses are not recognized. What gives?
I bent the pins of a mechanical switch during install. Is it salvageable?
Can I remove or replace switches while the keyboard is powered on/connected?
Can I use the Everest 60 Numpad individually using its USB connector?
No, it needs to be connected to an Everest 60 Keyboard in order to work.
What kind of keycaps does Everest 60 come with?
The Everest 60 keyboards ship with double-shot PBT keycaps.
Can I lube Everest 60’s stabilizers?
You sure can, but you probably won’t need to, as they come pre-lubed from the factory.
What kind of stabilizers are installed on Everest 60?
Everest 60 comes with plate-mounted Cherry stabilizers.
Which layouts are available for Everest 60?
Everest 60 comes with a custom 60% US-ANSI layout that includes arrow keys.
What hotkeys are available via the FN key?
FN + 1/2/3/4/5: Switch to profile 1/2/3/4/5 (Default: 1)
FN + Q/E: Profile cycle left to right
FN + A: Profile 1
FN + S: Profile 2
FN + D: Profile 3
FN + F: Profile 4
FN + G: Profile 5
FN + left arrow: Cycle RGB mode up
FN + right arrow: Cycle RGB mode down
FN + up arrow: Change backlight effects (speed up)
FN + down arrow: Change backlight effects (speed down)
FN + >: Backlight brightness up with 3 levels of brightness (Off/1/2/3)
FN + <: Backlight brightness down with 3 levels of brightness (Off/1/2/3)
FN + ]: Volume up
FN + [: Volume down
FN + \: Mute
FN + P: PageUp
FN + ;: PageDown
FN + O: Home
FN + L: End
FN + WIN: Game Mode
FN + I: Insert
FN + U: Scroll Lock
FN + J: Pause
FN + K: Print Screen
FN + ESC: ~ (Tilde)
FN + R (hold 5 seconds): Reset all settings to factory default
I'm trying to install a switch but it won't fit! Why is that?
Please make sure the switch you’re installing is either 3-pin plate-mounted or 5-pin PCB mounted Cherry MX style switches and its pins are not bent.
I plugged in my Everest 60 but it doesn't work! Why?
Everest 60 has a total of 5 USB Type-C ports. To connect your Everest keyboard, insert the type-C connector of the Type A to Type C cable in one of the three top ports of the keyboard as shown here.
What are the best practices to update Everest 60's firmware?
First of all, please make sure Base Camp is up to date before you start a firmware update.
Can I use any USB Type-C cable to connect the Everest 60 Numpad to Everest 60?
If you wish to use an extension cable to connect the Everest 60 Numpad to your Everest 60, please find it here. Other USB Type-C to Type-C cables are not compatible.
Why don't OBS controls work for me?
Can I connect anything to the unused USB Type-C ports on Everest 60?
Can I use multiple Everest 60 Numpads with Everest 60 at the same time?
Can I use the Everest numpad or Media Dock with Everest 60?
No, neither Everest’s numpad nor Media Dock are compatible with Everest 60. For Everest 60, we’re offering the Everest 60 Numpad.