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Katadyn joins the Patagonian Expedition Race 2010

February 10, 2010

Katadyn joins the Wenger Patagonian Expedition Race

The Wenger Patagonian Expedition Race is a true expedition, taking teams of four through lands previously unknown to the human eye. Racers receive minimal assistance as they traverse through the pristine southern Patagonia by means of trekking, climbing and related rope work, kayaking, mountain biking, and backcountry navigation. They often cover hundreds of kilometers without seeing a soul.  

The Wenger Patagonian Expedition Race aims to raise awareness of the need to preserve the fragile terrain of Southern Patagonia. The focus is on educating the global community about the environmental issues facing these isolated and virgin territories, developing sustainable tourism and working to avoid the exploitation of natural resources by non-sustainable industrial activities. The 2010 race passes through a 300,000 ha Wildlife Conservation Society conservation area called "Karukinka", the largest terrain of this kind and one with the very last protected sub-Antarctic forest reserves on earth. 

Thanks to the continued support of Wenger, maker of the genuine Swiss Army knife and precision outdoor equipment, and other sponsors, up to 60 international athletes will have the opportunity to take on the most rugged and diverse challenge known to expedition racing. 

Katadyn is supporting the teams with 20 Hiker filters to make sure that there supply of clean and safe drinking water is guaranteed at all times. These lightweight and easy to use microfilters remove bacteria, protozoa, cysts, algae, spores and sediments from the water. An activated carbon core reduces bad tastes and odors.

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