Today we’ve returned from a 3 week journey from our little ice delivery company in Bristol all the way to the Himalayas in Nepal to explore Mount Everest Base Camp up close. Director James Maloney is starting a series of challenges in the mountains which started with this high altitude trek to one of the most beautiful & mystical mountains on earth.
It’s been a challenge with sub zero temperatures down to -15c to -16c at night with no heating but our iceman James on the ground is quite used to being in the cold. Training for the journey has been up in the Welsh mountains & extended coffee breaks at Jam Inns Ice Factory in Bristol in one of our walk in freezer rooms to test out all the expedition kit.
We’ve got some super exciting challenges coming up over the next few years with the next imminent one summiting Kilimanjaro in Africa in January 2019. We are going to every continent on earth to search the highest snow & ice capped peaks on the planet.
We will be doing research, promotional & charity work along the way for Jam Inns Ice & we’ve got some exciting things planned for the future.
James Maloney Director of Jam Inns Ice:
‘One of the things I realised quickly on this expedition was how important good quality equipment is. The cold can be life threatening in these temperatures & during the trek I realised some of the kit we are using on these exhibitions, like high quality extreme temperature sleeping bags could not only be a lifesaving piece of equipment for us on the mountains, but back in Bristol on our return things like this could be hugely beneficial as charity donations to the homeless in Bristol. On returning this morning from Nepal, prior to going home I went straight to the Salvation Army Homeless Shelter, Wade St, Bristol, BS2 9EL. I was sleeping comfortably in -15c with no heating. On all our upcoming expeditions on returning to Bristol we will be donating various items of equipment including the sleeping bags to Charities in Bristol. This wasn’t something we had considered prior to the expedition however as soon as I was into the journey & in the cold weather it was absolutely clear this was something we can do which can directly help someone in need locally. We’ve got expeditions planned for next year to Kilimanjaro Africa, Mt Blanc France, Elbrus Russia & Aconcagua South America. I am really looking forward to returning from all these expeditions & donating kit to local charities. Homelessness is a serious problem in Bristol & people can find themselves very quickly going from what is considered a normal life to being left without anything. There is a big mountaineering following in the Bristol area & a lot of people will be holding onto to very high level extreme temperature mountaineering kit in the back of wardrobes all over Bristol. If you would like to donate to the Salvation Army this Christmas you can pop down to, The Salvation Army, Wade Street, Bristol, BS2 9EL’.
SUNRISE OVER MOUNT EVEREST FROM THE SUMMIT OF KALA PATTHAR 19,500ft UP IN THE SKY & -15c:
BELOW IS DIRECTOR JAMES MALONEY OF JAM INNS ICE DELIVERY IN BRISTOL AT MOUNT EVEREST BASE CAMP:
Jam Inns Ice Delivery supplies ice for events, festivals, bars, restaurants & clubs in Bristol, Bath, Cheltenham, Gloucester, Newport, Cardiff & the South West from the central Bristol based Ice Factory in Fishponds all orders are made through the website at www.jaminnsicedelivery.co.uk