Sportsideo to Carry Cybercasts from Alpine Ascents International’s Mt. Everest Climb

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Sportsideo will enable its global sports community to experience the real, on the ground challenges of Alpine Ascents' expedition to climb Mt. Everest with renowned climber and guide Garrett Madision in the Spring of 2012.

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Sportsideo is very excited to have the opportunity to share the real, on the ground experiences of climbers during one of the most challenging and daunting feats in all of Sports.

Sportsideo and Alpine Ascents International agreed today that Sportsideo will carry Alpine Ascents Cybercasts of their climb on Mt. Everest in the Spring of 2012. World renowned Climber and Guide Garrett Madison will be leading Alpine’s expedition on Everest between April and June 2012, and the expedition’s reporting, comments and images will be available to Sportsideo’s global sports community on Sportsideo.com.

"Sportsideo is very excited to have the opportunity to share with our global sports community the real, on the ground experiences of climbers during one of the most challenging and daunting feats in all of Sports,” said Steve Vesce, Managing Director of Sportsideo, LLC. “Climbing Mt. Everest is the perfect metaphor for everyone who participates in sports – whatever his or her favorite sport may be. Alpine Ascents International is one of the most renowned Mountain Climbing Organizations in the world, and to experience this event with the help of their guide, Garrett Madison, one of the best guides in the world, is a truly remarkable opportunity for everyone who participates in sports throughout the world,” added Vesce.

Gordon Janow, Director of Programs and one of the Founding Members of Alpine Ascents International commented “We are really excited to work with Sportsideo to deliver our Cybercasts from Everest to a global sports community.    Those of us in the Climbing community are really excited to be able to share the power and impact of the Everest climb with all participants in sports. Today, our technologies can bring the near real time experience of climbing the highest summit in the world through the eyes of one of the best guides in the world to the desk top of virtually any person in the world. This is a very exciting opportunity to share one of the world’s most unique and challenging experiences. ”

About Alpine Ascents International
Founded by famed climber Todd Burleson (Eight Everest Expeditions and one of the first Seven summiteers), Alpine Ascents has been one of the world's most famed and touted guide services for the past twenty years. Alpine Ascents has been guiding climbers on Everest and the tallest mountain on each continent for most of their history and their mountaineering school has called "the best in the business" by Outside Magazine. Featured in news media from The New York Times to CNN, their focus is on guiding the world greatest peaks by some of America's foremost alpine mountaineers. For more information, please visit http://www.AlpineAscents.com or contact Gordon Janow, Director of Programs: gjanow(at)alpineascents(dot)com

About Sportsideo
Sportsideo (Sports “for that reason”) was founded by amateur and professional athletes as The World’s Locker Room – the place where Sports Organizations, Athletes, Coaches, Scouts, Officials, Executives, Healthcare Pros, Trainers, Nutritionists, News Reporters, and Fans connect, share, learn, improve, and achieve to accelerate development in their sports. Sportsideo makes it easy for all participants in Sports to accelerate development in their Sports, share their Sports experiences, and using its unique fundraising platform, Sportsideo’s SportsQuest to raise money for their favorite Sports Foundations, Organizations and Teams. Sportsideo’s Beta version will be open in several weeks. You can Sign Up to be included in the Company’s Beta version launch, by visiting http://sportsideo.com. Learn more about Sportsideo by visiting http://facebook.com/sportsideo or contacting: TheTeam(at)Sportsideo(dot)com

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