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  Adventure Peaks Mt Everest 2004 Expedition


British Brothers on Everest 2004

Tom and Ben Clowes have been sharing adventures together for a lifetime. On the 29th March 2004 they set off on their biggest adventure yet, aiming to stand together on the worlds highest peak. They have been preparing for Everest for over a year, and have been training and approaching sponsors with the aim of achieving this dream. 

Due to the high cost of permits in Nepal and from a logistics point of view, Tom and Ben have joined a team led by Dave Pritt who founded Adventure Peaks Ltd. They will be attempting the North Ridge of Everest from Tibet. The team is now finalised and they have got to know each other through monthly pre-expedition meets in Wales, the Lakes and Scotland. This has been invaluable for all members. 

A BBC Production Team is joining the expedition. In particular they will be focusing on British Climber Tony Griffiths. This documentary is an 8 part documentary series called 'The Challenge' and will be shown in October 2004 on a Sunday night between 8-9pm (primetime - 3-4 million viewers expected). The film crew come from the world class cinematographers, High Exposure Limited who were involved in filming "Touching the Void". 

For the past 3 weeks they have been using a hypoxicator in their London apartment, breathing low-oxygen air through a mask for 80 minutes a day. This should speed the acclimatisation process. At weekends they escape the city to train in the mountains of Snowdonia or the Lake District with heavy packs.

Dispatches

 
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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