Merrimack, NH (PRWEB) July 10, 2013
Medical device development, design, manufacturing and support company KMC Systems, a division of Elbit Systems of America, LLC, is tracking mechanical engineer Austin Lines on his Vertical Ice Climbing Enthusiasts (VICE) expedition to Kyrgyzstan this month. The month-long expedition will test the climbers’ skills and offer adventure.
“It’s my first big mountain, so it’s a big challenge for me. I want to see if I can do it - if I can rise to the occasion,” Austin said. “It’s also cool to be able to explore a new place. I’ve always admired explorers, so this is my way of contributing to fleshing out the map.”
KMC Systems has set up a Web page to track Austin’s adventure. The site includes a Google Earth tracking module to follow his progress and links to regular blog posts that include updates from Austin as he checks in throughout the trip.
The expedition began with VICE co-founder Jeff Longcor’s desire to conquer an unclimbed peak, the inspiration of his friend Ed Walsh, who, before passing away from cancer, taught him that your dreams can’t wait – and the discovery that five friends were already planning a trip to Central Asia.
The team of six arrived in Bishkek the first week of July and is climbing in nearby Ala-Archa park to adapt
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