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HostWorks Provides Streaming Video, 'Net Connection for Himalayan Ascent


(DENVER, CO) May 14, 2001- Web applications provider HostWorks brings the difficult ascent of the Himalayan “Meru Sharksfin” to the web through streaming video coverage and interactive opportunities during the six month duration of this alpine climb. The wicked 21,500 foot granite tooth has never been successfully ascended after nearly a decade of professional attempts. Footage of the climb and interactive opportunities with the climbers can be accessed at http://www.climbmeru.com

World renowned climbers Peter Takeda and Dave Sheldon and their team departed for New Delhi, India in April and will begin the ascent in May. Web coverage begins May 15 and ends in mid-September. Trip sponsors include key sponsors Marmot Mountain Ltd.,  W.L. Gore & Associates and Climbing Magazine. Giveaways from sponsors are available on-line as well. texture/media, which creates interactive content and media for events like Climb Meru, designed this dynamic site. 

HostWorks’ extensive Cold Fusion expertise and A:MAR services program were cited as key components for selecting the Internet company for climb support. The site highlights the difficulties of planning, trip logistics and  the cultural issues the expedition faces and will present the true face of Himalayan climbing through eight serialized Web video segments. 

HostWorks, a five year old privately held company, is pleased to provide extensive web application products and services to our premier clients. HostWorks was recently named as the Ninth Fastest Growing Private Small Company by the Denver Business Journal.

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