SPONSORS

We would like to introduce you to all our sponsors…

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Our Sponsors…

We would like to thank all our sponsors whose support has enabled our entry into the 2016 Patagonian Expedition Race possible.

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Up&Go is the awesome & nutritious breakfast you can drink on the go. Each of their three delicious flavours is made with tasty wholegrain oats and every carton contains as much fibre, protein and calcium as your average bowl of cereal and milk.

That’s probably why it’s Australia’s no.1 breakfast.

HIGH5 Sports Nutrition is a UK company run by athletes whose aim has been to create a complete product range using only the very best ingredients, without compromise.

HIGH5 products do not contain ingredients from the list of WADA named banned substances. Combining their practical no-nonsense approach, rigorous testing by scientists in the lab and feedback from world-class athletes competing in the world’s toughest events, guarantees that you can rely on HIGH5 products to help you optimise your performance and enjoy your sport more.

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Founded in 2015, TentMeals has been working hard to fill the gap for a healthy but practical camping meal. Originally conceived while cycle touring through the depths of Alaska, TentMeals completely understands the need for a meal that’s high energy, lightweight, and instant, but tasty and nutritious.

No faff, no hassle, no tasty additives – just high energy health when you most need it!

Ultimate Sports Engineering (USE), founded in 1990 in Sussex, is motivated by cyclists with an obsession of creating the ultimate in state-of-the-art components to improve performance and enjoyment. Having started with the world’s first suspension seat post, meant that USE’s passion has made for better design in different cycling disciplines, from: mountain biking to road, road racing, time trialing, triathlon and track. This is all available to help cyclists achieve their best potential with the finest materials, top composite layups and the best aerodynamics. Better design means better fit; this means USE provide an unrivalled commitment to give you your best performance yet.

USE is clear about its aim – To make cycle components that are strong, safe, light and look great. This has been proven through assisting in achieving many titles, highlighted by Olympic Gold and Tour de France King of the Mountain.

Advances in the research and development of lighting has enabled USE’s Exposure Lights to become known as the leading light manufacturer on and off land.

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Education through exploration

World Challenge is the leading provider of life-changing school expeditions. Over 28 years’ of organising student trips abroad gives World Challenge the global reach, vision and resources to create bespoke educational programmes, tailored to your team’s objectives. World Challenge provides 24-hr Operational Support to teams and their expertise and high standards are reflected in their list of prestigious accreditations.

World Challenge expeditions are designed to develop important life skills, helping students to:

  • Hone teamwork and leadership skills 
  • Gain confidence and self-esteem 
  • Become more globally aware 
  • Enhance employment prospects

 

Snugpak are based in a listed mill built in the 1800’s on the edge of the beautiful Yorkshire Dales. They are very proud to be one of the last manufacturers of quality sleeping bags and insulated clothing not only in the UK but across Europe. With a dedicated workforce at their West Yorkshire factory in the North of England who are trained to use state of the art machinery and traditional sewing techniques
to bring SnugPak’s ideas to life.

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Six Moon Designs’ goal is to offer lightweight, high quality, affordable backpacking equipment. Born out of necessity whilst trekking North America’s long distance trails Six Moon Designs provide invaluable additions to backpacking essentials.

The Team have chosen to use Six Moon Design’s Flight 40 FKT for the race. Read their initial thoughts here…

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Comrie Croft Bikes provide quality bike hire, hand built trails, new and ex-hire sales, servicing, spares and accessories, expert advice, and more. Based at Comrie Croft, Perthshire, the award winning 4* independent hostel and campsite.

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Páramo is a leading innovator in outdoor clothing and have a unique approach to performance technology. Their goal is to produce clothing that keeps you comfortable in the harshest conditions, and allows you to reach the wildest places safely.

  • Páramo aims for functional excellence whilst having minimum impact upon the environment.
  • Páramo combines ingenious, rigorously field-tested designs with innovative textile systems which are specified and tested by Nikwax.
  • Páramo is a specialist in the use of directionality. Páramo clothing directs condensation, sweat and rain to where you need it to be, which is usually away from you.

 

Mereo Performance Wear has developed a range of environmentally sound training and gym wear. Their unique blend of bamboo, cotton and spandex allows the utilisation of the powerful natural abilities of the bamboo whilst providing a perfect fit that lasts.

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Mountain Safety Research (MSR) began with a single purpose: to make the backcountry safer for mountaineers. In the decades that followed, we stayed true to that goal, and we used our knowledge of engineering and science to find better solutions to the challenges of the mountains.

The Platypus® modular line of BPA-free and taste-free hydration products includes both handheld and hands-free options like hydration systems, hydration packs, filtration systems.

 

Platypus reservoirs are the cleanest and most user-friendly on the planet. Platypus developed the world’s best reservoirs by combining taste-free, food-grade liners with exterior walls that are tough and pliable. All Platy reservoirs are 100% free of BPA, BPS, and phthalates, and they always have been. They’re assembled in the U.S. to give a clean, taste-free drinking experience.

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In 1971, a fortuitous mix of unemployed engineers, a leaky foam gardening pad, and the dream of a better way to sleep under the stars came together to change how we experience the outdoors forever. As climbers, Jim Lea, Neil Anderson and John Burroughs knew firsthand that long days in the hills were only made longer by a horrible night’s rest, and a better sleeping pad was key to changing that equation. This blend of science and a desire to make the most of every day outdoors created the world’s first self-inflating air mattress, and it continues to be the fuel that drives Therm-a-Rest today.

Therm-a-Rest remains at the forefront of comfort innovation and quality, with a commitment to building what we make, with our own hands, whenever possible.

SealLine gear protection for urban adventure, travel, paddlesports and rafting includes the finest dry bags, backpacks, totes, duffles, organizers and more. SealLine’s dry bags, backpacks and dry sacks are designed and tested by engineers who know and live these core sports. They match materials and design to create the most specialised, high-quality waterproof gear available, enabling SealLine gear to stand up to any weather or water on Earth. 

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Celtic Paddles Ltd was formed for the manufacture of paddles specifically for the Intermediate to advanced paddler. In 2010 Celtic Paddles purchased Lendal paddles. Celtic Paddles now produces the Pro and Classic range. All the Pro range and most of the Classic range are manufactured in Wales. This takes place in the SKUK factory where they also manufacture sea kayaks designed by Nigel Dennis. This enables them to design and manufacture a standard range of paddles with the option of customising if needed. 

By combining SKUK and Celtic Paddles in the same factory has given access to a wealth of knowledge and experience in composite construction and practical on the water experience. In addition they have a sound working relationship with PRF. This along with input from Alistair Wilson has enabled them to role tubes to a high standard with the support of PRF’s laboratory helps us design and test new products.

Outdoor Research® was built from a feeling: the urge to get out. It’s what drives them. They have a core mission to provide Innovation and Inspiration for the Relentless Adventurer. Built on the story of the founder Ron Gregg seeing his frostbitten best friend get airlifted off a climbing route due to equipment failure, Ron decided he needed to ensure this type of thing didn’t happen again. He realized he could both fix the gear problem and devote his life to pursuing his passion for adventure, and created Outdoor Research. 

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But they are more than just the gear they build. They’re part of a community of friends whose lives are connected by our common need to be outside. They are devoted to exploring outdoor passions and challenging themselves in the mountains, water and deserts of the planet we all love so much.

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Restrap products are made by cyclists, for cyclists. Riding is what they do. When it all began, found that standard equipment was not up to the test. Amazing views, climbs and descents were frequently spoiled by one thing: broken pedal straps. Back then, there was simply nothing on the market strong enough to withstand the forces and pressures of everyday riding. So they made their own. They designed, developed and produced our signature product, the diagonal strap. It was a success.

From these small beginnings, Restrap has gone from strength to strength, now producing a wide range of innovative, hard wearing cycling products.  They know what cyclists want,  understand those small but irritating riding problems  – storage space, fluid intake, reliability – and they solve them with careful, functional designs

 

Sea Kayaking Cornwallis based in Falmouth, Cornwall and is internationally renowned as a centre of excellence in expedition paddling, with guided trips all over the world. The Cornish Peninsular has over 300 miles coastline, offering the perfect location to explore the many miles of beautiful coastline, including the Lizard Peninsular and Lands End. The wildlife and cliff lines amaze us every time we venture out onto the water. With sheltered waters on the doorstep in Falmouth Bay and just a short drive away Guides can cherry pick from some of the most dramatic kayaking in the world.

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