2011 Premier Tech Everest Expedition - Successful team work!

RIVIÈRE-DU-LOUP, QC, May 31, 2011 /CNW Telbec/ - Premier Tech is proud to announce that last May 26, at 7:38 a.m., Nepal time, the Premier Tech Everest 2011 team succeeded in getting to the roof of the world.

Phil Bota reached Mount Everest's summit, at an altitude of 8 850 meters, after a last push started some 24 hours earlier. He accomplished this feat from camp 6 to the summit in an impressive 35 hours, without having slept, and including return to camp 5!

The team was made up of three proud representatives of Canada, namely Phil Bota, Steve Barahona and Manuel Pizarro, who was attempting his third ascent of the planet's highest mountain. However, only Phil could accomplish the objective after his two teammates had to give up due to important health problems in their quest for ultimate success.

When reached by satellite phone, Phil explained that he was doing well, but that it was very cold up there, with a temperature of minus 34 oC and 10-km/h winds.

For his part, the expedition's leader, Manuel Pizarro, said that he was happy the team succeeded in meeting its objective despite the important difficulties experienced, and that together, the three climbers delivered on their promise to plant the Premier Tech flag on the top of the Everest.

A meaningful adventure
For Premier Tech, supporting this expedition was a natural thing to do. Indeed, the values conveyed in its preparation and realization perfectly tie in with the company's Culture. The determination, perseverance and cooperation displayed by the team proved to be a true source of motivation for all of Premier Tech's team members, who could follow the expedition's progress and see several pictures on the blog everest.premiertech.com.

Manuel's involvement in the field of education, sports and health is also very much in line with the company's philanthropic commitment objectives.

Corporate profile
For over 85 years, Premier Tech has been building its know-how and reputation on the expertise and synergy of its three groups - Horticulture and Agriculture, Industrial Equipment and Environmental Technologies - divided in Business Units. They have the mission to become technological and commercial leaders in their respective industries. Driven by a multidisciplinary team of over 2 000 people located in the Americas, Europe and Asia, Premier Tech focuses on the development of its team members, on Innovation, and on the introduction of value-added products and services to support its long-term growth.

SOURCE Premier Tech

For further information:

France Bégin Parent
Communications Supervisor
Premier Tech
Phone: 418-867-8883, ext. 6059
E-mail: communications@premiertech.com


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