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Thursday, 4 January 2007

In the news

Channel 4

Tonight, Channel 4 news featured the Xtreme-Everest trek. I found this really interesting as it showed the first volunteers carrying out their sea-level tests prior to joining the expedition later in 2007. In fact it was lucky that my best mate noticed this was on, otherwise I would have missed it. But with the wonders of the web I was able to view it again.

I see that John Caudwell (originally of Phones4U fame) has also volunteered to trek to Base Camp. He is a self-made man and it would be interesting to hear his story if we are fortunate to have him as a colleague. I seem to remember he was the chap who handed out surprise £1,000 bonuses to each of his staff for each year of their dedicated service, when he sold his multi-million pound business. Some received five figure sums. He is also the type of individual who puts a great deal of money back into society through worthwhile causes so he is quite a philanthropist. For example, he has sponsored the Xtreme-Everest Project to the tune of £500,000.

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