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Katadyn France ist offizieller Partner des Millet Expedition Project 2014

Mai 08, 2014

Katadyn Frankreich ist auch 2014 als Partner beim „Millet Expedition Project“ dabei und unterstützt die jungen Abenteurer mit Beratung und Ausrüstung der Marken Katadyn, Optimus und Trek'n Eat. Ins Leben gerufen wurde das Projekt vor sieben Jahren von der französischen Firma Millet, bekannt für ihre Ausrüstung im Hochgebirgsbereich. Seit 2007 wurden im Rahmen des Projekts 300 Abenteurer bei der Umsetzung und Durchführung ihrer Expeditionspläne unterstützt und begleitet. Im April traf sich die Jury, darunter Katadyn France, um die Gewinner-Expeditionen für 2014 zu bestimmen. Auch dieses Jahr bewarben sich viele junge und ambitionierte Einzelpersonen und Teams um die materielle, finanzielle und technische Unterstützung von Millet und seinen Partnern. Von den elf vorselektierten Expeditionen wurden schliesslich sieben ausgewählt. 

And the winners are:

"Handi Cap au large ", the favorite of the jury
Four friends, paragliding and outdoor enthusiasts, want to cross the Alps. Their goal is to connect Liezen, in Austria, with Monaco, by paragliding and handbiking. They want to acknowledge the return in "a new life" for Vincent. Becoming paraplegic after a serious working accident in 2011, this young and energetic Savoyard, went back to paragliding. He regained his feelings and his ability during the flight. The program is made of 1000 km of friendship, solidarity, and demonstration of a green locomotion, scheduled in July 2014. Then, they will make their equipment available to enable others to live great emotions.

"First ascent of Nanga Parbat in winter," the public expedition
Nanga Parbat (8126m) in Pakistan is known to be one of the toughest 8000 meters in the world. It is also a non-climbed summit during the winter. Mahmoud Reza Iraj and three Iranian mountaineers with great experiences want to take up this challenge in January 2015. They are "sure of doing it and establish a record." This is a huge challenge!

Across Antarctica: Stephanie and Jerome Gicquel are two Parisian lawyers experienced in ultra-trails and extreme cold. They will attempt to cross Antarctica via the South Pole. It means 18000 km on skis and without assistance. Their source of motivation is surpassing themselves and the challenge. Beyond performance, they also want to educate young people in polar issues and organize a fundraiser for the association "Little Princes”, who fulfill the dreams of sick children. Departure: November 2014.

Mountain and free flight in the Tian Shan: Laure, 25 years old, and her cousin want to travel by foot, by horse and speed flying, from Almaty, Kazakhstan, to Issyk Kul in the north of Kyrgyzstan. This trip is a way for them to follow in the footsteps of their ancestors, to discover the landscapes described by their grandmother when they were children. They also plan to fly in a wild field and show people of their age that a beautiful project can be achieved with a small budget (less than 3000 euros). Laure, a doctoral student in political science, wishes to take advantage of this trip by collecting ethnographic data and studying the possibility of developing on-site structure to promote free flight. Starting June 15, 2014.

From Tangier to Cape: Fabienne Dupuis is a freelance journalist. She wants to rediscover the feeling of travel by traveling Africa by foot, along the west coast to join Cape Town, South Africa, from Tangier, Morocco. Her trip is scheduled for six to eight months starting November 2014.

First ascent of the unnamed peak (6738m) in Nepal: A project signed by two Spanish mountaineers. Real amateurs who already have to their credit several major accomplishments like the integral of Peuterey. Scheduled for April 2015.

Chadar Frozen River: Patrick de Smet and three old friends want to follow the frozen river of Chadar in Zanskar, and meet the local people by sinking into remote valleys. These four Belgians are multisport practitioners, and used to long-distance treks (Nepal , India, Cambodia ... )

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