Lowe Alpine Systems, a worldwide leader in technical backpacks and outdoor apparel, once again supports the
Mallory & Irvine Research Expedition team in their quest for the answer to mountaineering's greatest
mystery. Lowe Alpine's sponsorship of this project in 1999 and again in 2001, including all backpacks
and technical apparel, reflects Lowe Alpine's long and active history and philosophy of respect for the
past while embracing the future. Lowe Alpine products are also used exclusively by International Mountain
Guides in climbing programs around the globe.
Eureka! is the exclusive tent sponsor of the 2001 Mallory & Irvine Research Expedition. Eureka! created a
revolutionary high-altitude tent, the 5th Season, to shelter these climbers as they conduct this important
historical research. Eureka! was also a sponsor of the successful 1999 search mission and supports International
Mountain Guides. Please visit our site to learn more about the expedition and the 5th Season. Eureka! tents are Made
to Meet the Challenge.
Vasque, a leading manufacturer of durable outdoor footwear, proudly sponsors the 2001 Mallory &
Irvine Research Expedition with gear and financial assistance. Vasque believes this important
historical effort also provides an excellent opportunity to put Vasque footwear to the ultimate
test on rugged Everest terrain. The invaluable product development feedback from the expedition
team will assist Vasque in a firm commitment to excellence in outdoor footwear.
Craghoppers, a leading UK active outdoor clothing and equipment brand, is delighted to be a financial
and equipment sponsor of the 2001 Mallory and Irvine Research Expedition. Craghoppers fully supports
the excellent work of Eric Simonson and his team in the vital search for artefacts that could
rewrite climbing history as we know it. Following their success in 1999, Craghoppers wish "Good luck"
to everyone involved.
Slumberjack, makers of the finest sleep systems since 1952, is proud to provide sponsorship and
product for the 2001 Mallory & Irvine Research Expedition. We are pleased to support the historical
significance of this expedition and value the goal to document the early era of climbing and
mountaineering in the Himalayas. Most importantly, we wish this seasoned international team
success in the endeavor and a safe return.
PMI, Inc., a premier manufacturer of quality Life Safety Ropes, has teamed with DuPont's Industrial Yarns
division to proudly sponsor the 2001 Mallory & Irvine Research Expedition through the contribution of cordage
and team accessories. A longtime supporter of team leader Eric Simonson, PMI uses state-of-the-art technology
to produce the most impact-resistant ropes in the industry. Using today's tools to access the history of
climbing is just one way that PMI supports better education and information in climbing.
ZAAZ builds websites that look great, work right, make sense and drive business. ZAAZ offers ZAAZ
XML/XSL, serving content to wireless devices, and the ZAAZ PowerTools web publishing suite. ZAAZ also
provides custom Internet strategy, design and development to Fox Television, Boeing, Ackerley
Communications, and other major organizations. ZAAZ believes in customer-focused web design that helps
people and adds value. ZAAZ is proud to support the 2001 Mallory & Irvine Research Expedition.
Honeywell's Aviation Information Services unit is proud to provide critical satellite
communications systems for the 2001 Mallory & Irvine Research Expedition. Honeywell's
OneLinkTM Communication Services enable aircraft customers to be in touch with the world,
providing voice, fax and PC data communications for VIP and corporate aircraft everywhere,
Metrotech Corporation, a Sunnyvale, CA based global leader in advanced technology utility locating
instrumentation, proudly sponsors the 2001 Mallory & Irvine Research Expedition with technical
support of locating instruments and participation in a team effort. Our alliance with the team
represents our commitment to the pursuit of excellence through technology and assisting the team
in advancing mankind's knowledge.
Activate, an award-winning Seattle-based webcasting service provider, is webcasting the
2001 Mallory & Irvine Research Expedition audio and video content for on-demand viewing.
Activate’s broadcast operations team also provided pre-expedition technical support for the
media technicians which will be on the expedition, and will be partnering to host the
The Brunton Co.
D. W. Brunton, inventor, adventurer and entrepreneur (alive and quite interested in the
Everest expeditions of the early 1920's) believed in the notion that a piece of gear should
be reliable, tough, perform many tasks and be transportable to and from the field with a
minimum of effort. Today, the Brunton Company still holds these values sacred and is proud
to sponsor the 2001 Mallory & Irvine Research Expedition. The MNS receivers that will aid
the team in the search for new clues, along with the expedition stoves and compasses, are
just part of Brunton's full line of products that allow you to "Get Out There".
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