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Discovery Channel’s Everest: Beyond the Limit Air Dates Announced

Monday, December 21st, 2009

Everest Beyond

Discovery Channel’s Everest: Beyond the Limit Air Dates Announced

Now in its third season, the Discovery Channel’s Everest: Beyond The Limit is taking a new approach to filming this year and will feature both International Mountain Guides and Himalayan Experience in a five-part series.

Several IMG climbers will be featured in the series – you can read more about former NASA Astronaut Scott Parazynski and Dawes Eddy, the oldestAmerican to climb Everest below.

The dates and times are below. Be sure to check your local listings for any last minute changes.

Kyle and Mari Make the Podium in Malaysia!

Tuesday, December 8th, 2009

kyle malasyia podium

Congratulations to Kyle and Mari for their 3rd place finish in the Perak Amanjaya International Eco Adventure.

Details of their final day of racing are below…

To read all about their journey and race – check out their blog.

kyle end of race

Day 4 – Final Stage

Our Own Kyle Peter Heads to Malaysia for Another Adventure Race!

Monday, November 30th, 2009

Kyle and Mari

AMK Sales Representative, Kyle Peter is racing again – this time in Malaysia!

Kyle is racing with Mari Chandler on Team Tecnu Extreme/Asolo in the Perak Amanjaya International Eco Adventure 2009 which is a new event geared towards presenting 20 of the top teams to the Asian contingency, and also showcasing on ESPN STARS. The 4-day race is set to begin on December 2nd – they will be racing across Malaysia in a super fast stage race with little navigation, short disciplines, blazing fast transitions, and beautiful terrain.

Explorer Trip Jennings Wins Nat. Geo. Grant to Stop Elephant Poaching

Tuesday, November 24th, 2009

Congratulations to Trip Jennings – and Thank You to All of the AMK Fans that Voted for Him! AMK is proud to support Trip and his team on their next expedition.  Check out the Press Release below ….

Trip Jennings Wins

Trip Jennings Wins!

For Immediate Release:
Nov. 23, 2009

Explorer Trip Jennings Wins National Geographic Channel Grant to Stop Record Levels of Elephant Poaching

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, the National Geographic Channel named Explorer Trip Jennings the winner of their Expedition Granted contest and awarded him a $10,000 grant to help save elephants from illegal poaching in Africa.

Climber Will Cross Teams Up With AMK To Raise Awareness on Foot Care for People With Diabetes

Sunday, November 15th, 2009

Will Cross on Mount Everest

Will Cross on Mount Everest

Adventure Medical Kits and its parent company Tender Corp. have joined forces with world renowned high altitude mountaineer and adventure athlete Will Cross to help educate the public on the importance of proper foot care for people with diabetes.

Diagnosed with Type I diabetes 32 years ago, Cross has not let his condition stop him from amassing an impressive list of accomplishments, which includes successfully climbing the highest peaks — including Mount Everest – on all seven continents; walking to both the North and South Poles; and participating in expeditions in Patagonia, Mountains of the Moon and the Sahara Desert.

Sarah and Kyle enjoy 26.2 miles of New York City!

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009
A satisified Sarah Tantillo at finish line of the NYC Marathon. Hey, is that a Heatsheets blanket?

A satisified Sarah Tantillo at finish line of the NYC Marathon. Hey, is that a Heatsheets blanket?

AMK employees, Sarah Tantillo and Kyle Peter, enjoyed their NYC marathon experience.  Sarah breezed thru in 4 hours and 9 minutes, about 7 minutes faster than her goal time of  4:15. Sarah is hoping to break 4 hours next. Kyle blistered the first half in 1 hour and 30 minutes and jogged home the rest of the way to finish in 3:44. Kyle said if he saw any outdoor stores on route he was going to  stop in and check them out.  Next year we are going to challenge him to do it in under 3:30 while writing 3 orders on route.. 🙂 That would be a productive marathon!

Vote for Trip Jennings – Help Protect Elephants from the Ivory Trade

Monday, October 26th, 2009

Check out the letter below from Trip Jennings, an AMK sponsored athlete and  National Geographic Young Explorer.  Trip needs votes in order to be the recipient of a Nat Geo grant that will help fund an expedition to the Democratic Republic of Congo to collect elephant DNA that can help protect these animals from the ivory trade.  Trip is an amazing filmmaker, explorer and also just happens to be a great guy. Please support him by voting – plus you area entered to win an adventure of your own!

Vote for Trip

Letter From Trip:
Hello friends,

Phil Ershler Celebrates 25th Anniversary of Everst Climb

Wednesday, October 21st, 2009

American Climber and founding member of International Mountain Guides (IMG), Phil Ershler, celebrated the 25th anniversary of his epic ascent of the North Side of Everest.

Phil Ershler on the North Col of Everest 1984
Phil Ershler on the North Col of Mt. Everest, 1984
photo courtesy of International Mountain Guides

Phil is one of the world’s most renowned climbers with a career that spans almost four decades.  His achievements are simply awe inspiring – including being the first American ascent of the North side of Everest (solo ascent), more than 400 summits of Mt. Rainier, 25 summits of Mt. McKinley, being one of a handful of climbers to summit the highest peaks on all seven continents and the first to do it twice!

Paddle To Seattle – From Alaska to Seattle by Kayak

Monday, October 19th, 2009

AMK would like to congratulate J.J. Kelly and Josh Thomas on the completion of their film Paddle to Seattle which chronicles their 1300 mile journey by kayak from Alaska to Seattle. We are proud supporters of their expedition and can’t wait to see what they decide to do next.

Check out the review below from the Adventure Blog writer Kraig Becker and watch the trailer to the new film.  Don’t forget to check out the Screenings page to find a location near you where you can catch the film!

Paddle to Seattle image

Follow AMK’s Kyle Peter and Team iMoat in the Primal Quest

Tuesday, August 18th, 2009

AMK’s own Kyle Peter and his teammates from Team iMoat are currently in 4th place overall in the 2009 Eco Primal Quest taking place in the Badlands. Check out the video below of the ropes course portion of the course yesterday.

You can track their progress here and view their team profile for more information about the team.  We’ll keep you posted on their progress – Good Luck Kyle and team!!