Thursday, October 11, 2007

Jacuzzi On The Highest Mountain In The Alps























After over six years of evolution, the concept of “jaccuzzi events” has led to the realization of a dream. After increasing the size to host more than 70 people for a concerto on the shore of Lake Geneva, after winter jaccuzzi events that became progressively crazier , after successes at higher and higher altitudes, we wondered if a jaccuzzi on top of the Alps would one day be possible.

For us, Jaccuzzi Events are parties that are thrown in unexpected and exceptional places. It is a hobby invented, created and organized by our own means with the help of our friends. Indeed, to organize such an Event in the most remote places, it is not enough to spend evenings designing and construction, the most important is to have lots of friends. As it was out of the question to use the assistance of a helicopter for a leisure, the entire system had to be light enough to be carried by the participants.

During almost one year we searched for means to make the system more reliable and lighter. All components had to be as light as possible still functioning in an oxygen depleted atmosphere, under wind and freezing temperatures. We soon realized that a Jaccuzzi at the top of Mont-Blanc would be just as much a social challenge than technological.

We had to find amongst our friends enough people that could climb Mont-Blanc by night, with a backpack of more than 45 lb and stay at the summit during several hours before descending. Additionally, since the weather had to be perfect, all needed to be able to leave with very short notice, possibly during the week. After four falls alerts, the long awaited weather window finally came, with no clouds and minimum wind...
Source: jaccuzzi.ch

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13 comments:

Anonymous said...

Nothing like some Jacuzzi relaxation after a hard day at play.

mynameismubin said...

Some people are just idiots.

Anonymous said...

I LOVE HAM!!!!

g said...

bit gay

Steve said...

Obviously some of the above commenters aren't mountaineers! Way cool, wish I came across a jacuzzi at the top of a peak after climbing for 7 or 8 hours.

Anonymous said...

thats just weird and seems like too much trouble to carry all that stuff up there

smith said...

cool! and cold ^^ some bikers love mountaineering, too

Anonymous said...

That, my friend, is THE COOLEST thing I've ever seen. Pun indented.

hot-water said...

Mountaineers are strange and unexplainable.

You have to wonder if the adrenaline does something to their beautiful girlfriends (or BFs, non-assumption is a good way in ascension).

I'm green with envy.

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deanna said...

i imagine that water was a bit disgusting with all those people in it. ewww.

The Cumbrian said...

Brilliant, but mad! A variant on extreme ironing but needing a hell of a big team to carry the stuff.
As the Lama in Kathmandu asked me about my iron pre a world altitude attempt "how do you heat it up"!!

ג'קוזי said...

I stared feeling cold while seeing all the pics. How they all managed to bear the cold at top.