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  Voltaren Kilimanjaro Challenge 2004: Victory over Disability


In Jan 2004, an international group of disabled mountaineers from Singapore, Scotland, England and Australia will make an ascent of the northern glaciers of Mt Kilimanjaro.

Team members Paul Pritchard, a well-known, award-winning author and mountaineer; and Peter Steane will be in Singapore for one day only, en route to the expedition in Tanzania.

They are joined by one of Asia’s most prolific mountaineers, David Lim and Jamie Andrew, a quadruple amputee, in an 18-day expedition from Jan 7 – 24.

The Voltaren Kilimanjaro Challenge  has taken three years to organise. and  aims to draw attention to the abilities of disabled people, as well as to assist a disability –related charity. Kilimanjaro, at 5895m, is the highest summit of Africa and lies in Tanzania.

Its permanent, snow-capped summit is a draw for climbers throughout the world. Less than 1% of those attempting it will go by the route the team has chosen.

Meet these extraordinary men, each with quite a tale to tell and the find out more about the Voltaren Kilimanjaro Challenge 2004. 

The Voltaren Kilimanjaro Challenge chief sponsors are  Novartis OTC ( Asia Pacific ), and  Reuters Foundation; with support from Marmot, DMM, Canon, Emirates Airlines, Mountain Designs, Black Diamond Equipment, Nike Timing, TMS Australia and SanDisk.

Dispatches are here.

Millet One Sport Everest Boot  has made some minor changes by adding more Kevlar. USES Expeditions / High altitude / Mountaineering in extremely cold conditions / Isothermal to -75°F Gore-Tex® Top dry / Evazote Reinforcements with aramid threads. Avg. Weight: 5 lbs 13 oz Sizes: 5 - 14 DESCRIPTION Boot with semi-rigid shell and built-in Gore-Tex® gaiter reinforced by aramid threads, and removable inner slipper Automatic crampon attachment Non-compressive fastening Double zip, so easier to put on Microcellular midsole to increase insulation Removable inner slipper in aluminized alveolate Fiberglass and carbon footbed Cordura + Evazote upper Elasticated collar.

Expedition footwear for mountaineering in conditions of extreme cold.  NOTE US SIZES LISTED. See more here.







 

 

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