The Tempest Two Tackle Mont Blanc
“Ordinary people are capable of doing truly extraordinary things”
Two years ago, James Whittle and Tom Caulfield were ordinary men, working in 9-5 jobs, training to keep in shape and enjoying socialising at the weekend. One day, they jokingly said to each other that they should do something epic, something to break up the daily grind. This seed developed into the idea of rowing across the Atlantic ocean unaided. Having never rowed a day in their lives, the challenge wasn’t just about surviving the journey, it was about learning a whole new discipline from scratch. 3000 miles and 54 days later the pair had completed something extraordinary and unleashed a lust for adventure and different perspective on life.
Knowing their boundaries and believing that anything is within reach with the right training and preparation, the team have now taken on a new challenge with LifeProof: on September the 25th, James and Tom will tackle Europe’s highest mountain peak – Mont Blanc, France.
With little mountaineering experience, the pair have their work cut out for them. Mont Blanc is no walk in the park. Climbers must be adept in all forms of big mountain climbing. They will be subject the real risk of frost bite, rock fall and altitude sickness. Preparation is key to reaching the summit of Mont Blanc. To get ready for this challenge, the team are being trained by mountaineer experts who have been leading teams to the top of Mont Blanc for over a decade.
The Tempest Two are an inspirational pair who demonstrate that ordinary people can achieve the extraordinary, and LifeProof is proud to support them on their next journey.
Stay tuned to both LifeProof and The Tempest Two’s channels for regular updates on the pair’s training and preparation methods.