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Squash Falconer and Mt. Kilimanjaro

Africa

Squash Falconer has been busy again, this time climbing Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. She went along with Adrian and Peter of Wings Of Kilimanjaro and they kept their gadgets charged throughout the expedition thanks to the solarmonkey adventurer, the solargorilla and the minigorilla. Peter had this to say: "Here are a couple of photos of Squash on the summit of Mt Kilimanjaro, plus a couple of shots of my Gorilla pack I used to keep the cameras charged. I came up with a custom configuration for the Gorilla to charge/power a...

Ataraxia Project, Alaska

North America

"In spring 2012, a mixed German American crew set out to break the world record of the longest continues vertical climb with kite support - in the middle of Alaska. The goal was to reach the top of 4016m high Mt. Marcus Baker, the highest peak of the Chugach Mountains as fast as possible with the support of wind power used by kites. The Ataraxia project was embedded in the Eklutna crossing of three coherent Alaskan glaciers as well as an adventure trip to Thompson Pass, Valdez. What was initially planned to be a great achievement in...

Bikecar: Memphis to Miami

North America

Dave's Bikecar journey, the 6th leg of Expedition1000, began on April 24th 2012. 4 hours out of Memphis a speeding car collided with the chase vehicle (only due to be present for the first day to provide protection against Memphis traffic) then spun and knocked the Bikecar, including Dave and his fellow adventurer Rod Wellington, off the road. Luckily nobody was hurt. Dave decided he would continue the journey, but from further south in Crystal Springs, MS. Just over a month later he reached Miami on May 26th, having pedalled Priscil...

Lands End to John O Groats

Europe

In Sept 2011 Squash cycled from Lands End to John O Groats. Not quite a mountain, but 1024 miles cycled.

Mississippi River Expedition

North America

Nobody on the planet has travelled further than Dave Cornthwaite on a Stand Up Paddleboard in one journey. His descent of the Mississippi River took 68 days of paddling, 82 in total, and was the first time anyone had Stand Up Paddled the Mississippi carrying all of their own gear. Paddling on a Lakeshore River Rover, this was the fourth journey of Dave's Expedition1000 project and the second time he had broken a distance record on a board (see skateboarding across Australia). Passing through 9 States and either through or over 43 dams (29...

Dave Cornthwaite: Man on a mission

Adventurer and Author Dave Cornthwaite is a man on a mission. Passionate about the power of endurance travel to encourage people to stay fit, healthy and become more aware of their personal wellbeing and the environment around them, his Expedition1000 project has been described as one of the most ambitious adventures of all time. Dave aims to complete 25 separate journeys of over 1000 miles in distance, each using a different form of non-motorised transport. Raising £1,000,000 for charity along the way he will reach both poles,...

Himalaya Mountains

Himalayas

14 expeditions to the Himalayas. Ryan is a veteran of three expeditions to Mt. Everest, leading groups to the summit via both the Tibet and Nepal sides and three expeditions to Cho Oyu in Tibet. He has led expeditions to K2, Broad Peak, and Gasherbrum II in the Karakoram Himalaya of Pakistan and Lhotse (2 times), Manaslu (2 times), Dhaulagiri and the Southeast Ridge of 7,200 meter Pumo Ri in Nepal. 

Appalachian Trail Southbound Thru Hike

Appalachian Trail

On June 6, 2011, Patrice and Justin La Vigne summited Katadhin in Maine and walked south 2,181 miles on the Appalachian Trail to arrive at Springer Mountain in Georgia on October 24th. It was a 7-year dream that they worked hard to make happen. And, it was the catalyst to a life less ordinary.  Patrice and Justin currently use the solarmonkey adventurer and extreme to keep their devices charged whilst they're off the beaten track.

Gobi 2011

Asia

The Gobi 2011 Expedition was a non-stop trek across the fifth largest desert in the world (and Asia's largest!) and Powertraveller is proud to have sponsored the team with portable chargers for their amazing journey. On the 26th May 2011, the expedition team started their 1000miles / 1600km trek across the Mongolian Gobi Desert from Bulgan (a sub district of Khovd Province) to Sainshand (the capital city in Dornogovi province in the East), assisted by as Bactrian Camels. The team endured dust and sandstorms, torrential thunder an...

Deep Everest: Annelie Pompe

Himalayas

Adventurer Annelie Pompe believes anything can be an adventure. Annelie is a outdoor athlete, a world champion freediver and a climber. She feels as home at the bottom of the sea as on the top of a mountain or on a rock face. Amongst her achievements is a world record freedive to 126m, as well as being the first Swedish woman to summit Everest from the north side. Annelie summitted the north face of Everest with a Powertraveller minigorilla and powermonkey explorer, allowing her to keep her gadgets charged during her expedtion. P...

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