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  Canadian Mt. Everest 2005 Expedition: Hockey Game to be played on Mount Everest


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Update: Hockey Game to be played on Mount Everest

On March 25th 2005, an expedition of Canadian climbers and hikers will set off on an assault on the world’s highest mountain, Mount Everest. When they arrive at base camp at 17,575 feet, they intend to challenge other climbers to a game of shinny hockey on the Khumbu glacier, taking Canadian hockey to new heights. A Russian expedition is planning to be at base camp at the same time and it is hoped to create a 2005 Summit Series. In addition to the game of shinny hockey there will be a hockey skills competition. 

On March 3rd, in Toronto, the expedition will have a formal send off by Ron Ellis (Toronto Maple Leafs No.6 and 72 Team Canada). He will be presenting the group with Team Canada jerseys, autographed by himself and Paul Henderson, to be worn during the "summit" hockey game.

Commenting on the game, Ron Ellis said, “The Team of the Century's amazing victory in 1972 will now be honoured 'on top of the world'.”

The expedition party is led by Dr Sean Egan, an accomplished mountaineer and professor in the School of Human Kinetics at the University of Ottawa, and Peter Luk, director, School of Business Management, Ryerson University. Accompanying the climbing expedition for three weeks is a party of hikers that includes senior IT executives from private and public Canadian organizations and leaders from the Ryerson University Business School. The expedition is sponsored by Kanatek Technologies, an independent storage systems integrator with offices in Mississauga and Ottawa.

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