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Tour of Mont Blanc

The Alps, France

We are doing a trek around Mont Blanc in July and we are raising money for Rainbow House. The trek is 180km and we should take around 10 - 12 days, walking in amongst some of the most spectacular mountain scenery in Europe and crossing borders from France into Italy and Switzerland. We will climb and descend during the trek 33,000ft. This charity specialises in providing services for children with neurological problems and conditions such as cerebral palsy, genetic and metabolic conditions, and acquired brain injuries. Some of their chil...

Well Mad Cycle Challenge

Ian Reeds, an archaeologist working at the University of Leicester, takes on the Well-Mad Global Cycle Challenge. This is a solo 20,000 mile, 180 day bike round around the world, raising money for MS and cancer research, and also recording documentaries in schools that he visits, looking at children's school life in different countries. "The powermonkey I had worked brilliantly. I attached it to a top box on the back of my bike, with the power pack located inside - it worked really well. I have some images of it in use which...

Window on the World

The Serengeti

Window on the World is a photo library representing the work of travel photographer David Usill. "I work in some remote locations with the need to recharge several items of computer and photographic equipment. I have just returned from a shoot on Zanzibar and in the Serengeti. With equipment that pushes luggage allowances to the limit there was a need for a light weight efficient means of charging an apple mac lap top, a Canon 5DII, a Hasselblad H3DII 50 (very power hungry), 2 mobile phones, 2 e-Readers and rechargeable batterie...

ABSA Cape Epic

South Africa

"I was excited, I had a Cape Epic entry and I have been training hard for the past 9 months. Being a keen mountain biker with more than just the average interest in electronics as well meant that I probably had every electronic portable gadget needed for the bike known to man. I have my trusty Garmin Edge 705 and Garmin Forerunner 310XT on almost every ride recording training data such as distance, average speed, total ascent, heart rate, calories burnt, etc. I have a GoPro Helmet CAM HD recording the exciting bits of my training ro...

Tropic of Cancer Challenge

Tropic of Cancer

"The Power Gorilla and Solar Gorilla have been two essential pieces of kit for me on my quest to cycle around the Tropic of Cancer in aid of cancer awareness and the importance of early cancer detection. Our route has taken us across the Northern Sahara desert and through isolated villages in Eastern India seldom travelled by westerners and which seldom receive power. The lightweight Power Gorilla and Solar Gorilla come with conveniently gel padded cases and are the perfect size to fit into our front pannier bags. We often cycle with th...

Powertraveller in the Nordic Fjords

Norway

The heart of Norway offers some breath-taking scenery & extreme temperatures, and Powertraveller's range of portable chargers performed brilliantly when put through their paces. The Sognefjord (or Sognefjorden) is the largest fjord in Norway, and one of the longest in the world.  Hurrungane (also written Hurrungene, Hurrungadn, Horungane) is a mountain range in the municipalities Luster and Årdal in Sogn og Fjordane, Norway. The area is southwest in the larger mountain range Jotunheimen and is also part of Jotunheimen...

Yukon Arctic Ultra 2013

Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada

The Yukon Arctic Ultra is a series of non-stop multiday races that take place concurrently beginning in Whitehorse, Yukon at the beginning of February each year. The marathon, 100/300/430 mile races follow the course of the Yukon Quest. The longer races have three disciplines: mountain bike, xc-skis or foot. The race is billed as the toughest ultramarathon in the world where the temperatures can drop to -50 degrees plus wind chill. The race was founded in 2003 and has run every year since except 2010. Racer Peter Gold used our solarm...

Valery Rozov - Everest BASE jump

Mt. Everest

Russian extreme sports star, Valery Rozov, made history in May 2013 when he made the highest ever BASE jump from Mt. Everest - leaping from 7,200m on the North side of the mountain. "Only when I got back home did I see how hard it was for me both physically and psychologically," Rozov said after completing the feat. Rozov took a powermonkey extreme with him to the top of the world and used it to keep his essential devices including his smartphone charged during the challenge. The image shows Rozov at 5350m prior to atte...

Tenzing Hillary Marathon

Mt. Everest

Adventurer John Pomfret and crew recently took part in the Tenzing Hillary Everest Marathon on the Diamond Anniversary of Tenzing and Hillary summiting in 1953, making the expedition even more special. This epic marathon starts from the Everest Base Camp (5364m/17,598ft) and finishes at Namche Bazaar (3446m/11306ft). The measured distance of the course is 42.195 km (26.2 miles) over rough mountain trails. John took a powergorilla, solargorilla and solarmonkey adventurer with him to keep his devices charged.  Despite a severve la...

Ski Last Degree

South Pole

  Ski 60 nautical miles and reach the South Pole through your own efforts and the support of your team. Complete this polar challenge to stand at the most southerly point on Earth. The essence of polar exploration is captured in this incredible two-week, expedition style trip. Experience first-hand the challenges faced by early explorers as you journey by ski across the vast Antarctic landscape that is at the same time harsh, unforgiving and unimaginably beautiful. Christoph Hoebenreich recently led a ski team on the Ski Las...

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