Ian Hall finished second overall in the 6633 Ultra in March 2013. We want to say congrats on the amazing accomplishment! The 6633 Ultra is a 352-mile race from Eagle Plains in the Yukon to the Arctic Ocean at Tuktoyaktuk which is through the Arctic Circle. This race is a non-stop, self-sufficient foot race. At the beginning of the 2013 race there were 20 starters and only four that finished. Hall’s race time was six days and 19 hours which earned him second place. Check out the pictures below of him at the Arctic Circle and during the race wearing his favorite cold weather face mask, the ColdAvenger!
Hey all you ColdAvenger fans, did you know that May is Asthma Awareness Month? Since this is the month for everyone to learn a little bit more about this serious, sometimes life-threatening chronic disease, we have pulled a few websites together that can help.
Check out the USEPA’s website on “What is Asthma” here: http://www.epa.gov/asthma/about.html
Go here to identify asthma triggers in your home that you can help control.
Also check out Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America’s website here: http://www.aafa.org/
Lastly, learn more about cold weather induced asthma and how the ColdAvenger helps prevent it here: http://www.talusoutdoor.com/coldavenger/uses/asthma
Recently, some of Google’s employees used up vacation days and traveled to the highest mountains in the world… for our enjoyment. While there, Google employees snapped photos and now you can explore some of the most famous mountains on Earth including, Aconcagua (South America), Kilimanjaro (Africa), Mount Elbrus (Europe) and Everest Base Camp (Asia) on Google Maps. See the photo gallery that Outside Magazine pulled together by clicking on the picture below. Thanks Google! But, it is still a goal of mine to get out there and experience it for myself–but while at the desk these images are a very nice distraction!
Talus athlete, Hari Mix, and his crew headed to Everest Basecamp #3 for the final climatization climb. Hari and team are searching how everyday activities are affected in extreme environments. Hari left a phonecast on his last blog dated April 24th, 2013 saying that he was looking forward to the climb and would be back in five to seven days. To listen to the entire phonecast click here. We would like to say good luck to Hari and his team on his climbs and research on Everest!
Talus Outdoor Technologies’s supported, The Coldest Journey’s Ice Team, is stuck in what Rob Lambert, a crew member, calls the Holey Land. From a blog report posted on April 28th, Rob reported that the Ice Team was stuck in the middle of a minefield of crevasses. Crevasses are holes in the ice that could potentially damage the Cats or injure team members. The Ice Team is focused on predicting the location of crevasses so the ice train can continue the journey safely. But, at the current moment things are standing still until a safe route is found to continue. To stay up-to-date follow our blog or to get the most recent news follow The Coldest Journey’s Blog here.
Check out the video below by Ian Prickett wearing our ColdAvenger face mask, telling everyone about their position and about crossing the Mother of All Blue Ice Crevasses Field. Plus check out their exact position on the live map.
After watching that video, I’ve never been so sure that the ColdAvenger is at home with that crew!
Until recently, mountain biking on Kilimanjaro has not been allowed but that didn’t stop Doug Pitt and his team. Doug led his team of trekkers who received special permission to climb to the summit of the tallest peak in Africa and descend on mountain bikes. Read more about the descent that they say was the “greatest mountain bike descent of all time” via The Adventure Blog here.
It’s spring time and here at Talus Outdoor Technologies we are doing some spring cleaning. Check out our store for great sale prices while supplies last. #StayOutLonger
It was a great hockey season this year for team ColdAvenger. They finished the regular season with a record of ten wins and four losses. In the middle of March they went into tournament time ranking 4th overall. They won the first round, three to zero, against the 5th placed team with only six players on the ColdAvenger team. The second round they challenged the 1st place team with only seven players on the CA team and the other team had eleven players. They lead the game one to zero until the last two minutes when the other teamed scored and tied it up. This took the game into overtime were neither team scored so they went in to a double overtime shootout. Team ColdAvenger sent Carl, Health and John as the shooters and they ended up scoring and winning two to one after the shootout! They had the three game series championships round and they came out on top of the defending champions, The Missoula Club. Congratulations to all of the athletes on a great season. Check out the image below of the trophy that team ColdAvenger took home and drank PBR out of.
March 21st marks a landmark moment for The Coldest Journey‘s Ice Team. After traveling to the edge of the ice shelf, they officially began their extraordinary attempt to cross Antarctica in the darkness of winter. ColdAvenger is proud to be a sponsor of this amazing event and helping the Ice Team keep their faces and lungs protected. If you want to keep up-to-date on their journey check out their website here and you can watch a live feed here.