5 ottobre 2015
TIME FOR A DIFFERENT ANGLE
British adventurers Hugh Taylor and Luke Blezard will put Waltham to the ultimate test on Christmas day when they wear Waltham watches as they attempt to scale the tallest summit in the Americas – Mt. Aconcagua in Argentina.
Track their progress online at Waltham.ch and aBlogtoWatch.com.
Good luck to Hugh and Luke!
New York, NY – Waltham has long taken inspiration from the extraordinary men who refuse to succumb to history, and instead choose to make it. Over one hundred years ago, polar explorers Robert Peary and Sir Ernest Shackleton pioneered expeditions to the poles wearing Waltham watches. Now, on Christmas Day 2015, as part of Waltham’s extreme testing program, British adventurers Hugh Taylor and Luke Blezard plan to stand on the summit of the tallest mountain in the Americas in temperatures typically as low as -35 °C, accompanied by their Waltham watches.
Having moved to South America a few years back, attracted by the vibrant culture and the rich natural beauty, Luke and Hugh have since travelled to all corners of the continent, testing their personal limits and conquering summits such as Mt. Pisco and the avalanche-prone Huascarán. This time, their eyes turned to one of the “seven peaks”, Mt. Aconcagua, Argentina, at 6960 m.
With Waltham, Luke and Hugh: “Recognized a fellow free spirit, and a maker of high-performance machines that could make all the difference on our expeditions.” For Aconcagua, they will be wearing the watches on the outside of their clothing for quick access in a hostile environment: “With wind-chill at the summit, the experienced temperature can drop as low as -80º C, so up there every second counts.” Waltham watches are amongst the very few watches in the world that have been live-tested in these temperatures, making them an ideal choice for mountaineers and polar explorers.
We’ll be following their progress here with video and blog diaries, and posting live images on our social media. If you would like to learn more about their project, “Dream Big, Rise Higher”, which aims to raise over $20,000 for two South American charities who help underprivileged children realize their dreams, please visit their Facebook page.
We at Waltham are wishing the best of luck to Luke and Hugh!