Doris Trainee Plans Challenging Mountaineering Expedition
February 25, 2015
Doris trainee Clay Conlon who is working as a Junior IT Project Manager at United Utilities has recently announced that he is planning another mountain climbing expedition to a remote part of eastern Tajikistan. The area Clay is planning to visit is so remote that there are currently little or no photographs and very limited data on exactly what he will be getting in to. He's managed to use imagery from Google Earth and some fairly detailed old Soviet era maps to understand more about the area and help plan where the expedition is going. Many of the mountains in this area haven't been climbed before and as such are still un-named, they are only referenced by their height in metres, for example Peak 5921m.
Another challenge that Clay will have whilst out there is communications, he's planning to use a satellite phone and GPS tracker to send messages to Twitter that will then be automatically plotted on a map on their website to enable people to follow their progress. The website hasn't been created yet but the 2013 expedition website can be viewed at
http://www.djangart2013.co.uk/map.html. The green icons on the map were plotted during the expedition and the others were added once they returned.
The trip report from the 2013 expedition can be found at
http://www.djangart2013.co.uk/files/Bristol_Djangart_Expedition_2013.pdf and will be very similar to the one that will be produced after this new expedition.
We will keep you fully updated with Clay's progress and wish him the very best in this amazing challenge.
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