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Mammut Peak Project: The Ataraxia Project

Postby Toby » Wed Dec 12, 2012 8:00 pm

Flysurfer News:

Mammut Peak Project: The Ataraxia Project


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The Ataraxia Project is showing new ways of climbing mountains - alternative ways - with the use of mother natures power instead of lifts. Kiting and riding up the mountains and flying down is a great support for classical mountaineering!

More information about this Mammut 150 years Peak Project tour:
www.peakproject.mammut.ch/en/peaks3/tour/93461 or www.ataraxia2012.com

The Ataraxia project is sponsored by Flysurfer Kiteboarding

More information: www.flysurfer.com

You can check out the Ataraxia video episode here: https://vimeo.com/55269823


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Re: Mammut Peak Project: The Ataraxia Project

Postby waynepjh » Thu Dec 13, 2012 7:59 pm

Spectacular footage! What a hardcore adventure!

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Re: Mammut Peak Project: The Ataraxia Project

Postby kitekook907 » Sat Dec 15, 2012 12:08 am

I would hardly call their trip to Alaska a "hardcore adventure". They flew in and skied, not kited, the eklutna traverse, which is a common route done in 12hours previously.
They flew into Marcus Baker and sat in a tent for a few weeks, shoveled snow, ran a bunch of gas through a generator, and flew out.
The only real action they got was sled assist while hanging out in an RV in Thompson pass.
Mammut sponsored tailgaters.
Nice job getting someone else to pay for a trip for them selves.
Hardcore marketing perhaps.
Hardcore adventure, hardly.

Check these guys out- http://thingstolucat.com/logan-traverse/

Yakutat to McCarthy via Mt. Logan (19,551 ft), 370-miles, 30 days, unsupported!
Pack raft and ski.
Note the lack of corporate sponsorships and pre-spray.
That is hardcore adventure, and good style.

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Re: Mammut Peak Project: The Ataraxia Project

Postby waynepjh » Sat Dec 15, 2012 3:56 pm

Kitekook 907 welcome to Kiteforum. Great first post. :thumb:

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Re: Mammut Peak Project: The Ataraxia Project

Postby kitekook907 » Sat Dec 15, 2012 9:23 pm

Thanks, just keeping it real.

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Re: Mammut Peak Project: The Ataraxia Project

Postby Hardwater Kiter » Mon Dec 17, 2012 2:24 pm

Well said Kitekook, good to see people keep things in perspective.


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