'World's Highest Whisky Tasting' Broadcast Live From Mt. Everest Base Camp
    By Hank Campbell | May 4th 2012 12:15 PM | 2 comments | Print | E-mail | Track Comments
    On Thursday 10th May 2012 at 7PM (BST), the "Walking with the Wounded" Mt. Everest team will take part in the world's highest ever Whisky Tasting event. 

     The broadcast will take place live from Everest Base Camp at 5,364 meters, where the team will 'nose' and 'taste' a selection of Glenfiddich's finest single malt reserves. They will be joined by a  panel of guests live from The London Stock Exchange for no reason I can figure out, other than that stockbrokers love free booze. 

    Guests for the 'World's Highest Whisky Tasting' will include 'adventure doctor' Dr. Ian Davis charity founder Ed Parker and Mark Thomson, Director of Dramatic Whisky. The 45 minute show will be streamed live on the Internet, on the Telegraph site, on Absolute Radio's website and on a Glenfiddich microsite.

    Adventure specialists Captive Minds Communications, noted for their North Pole trip with Prince Harry have engaged online media expert StreamUK to provide the live stream and technical support. Viewers tuning in will receive a introduction to Whisky Tasting, hear more from the "Walking with the Wounded" team on their Everest climb and be able to ask the team questions via Twitter using the hashtag #WWTWLive


    Free Scotch is about the only thing that could get me climbing Mt. Everest. Fortunately, this is Glenfiddich and not Macallan so I have yet another excuse to be slothful.
    Okay; so this is crazy. Base camp is at 7,500' - one of the guys is already finished due to altitude sickness and now they are going to drink alcohol? Not a good feeling about this.