Highest Land Wager Ever Completed-BetOnline.com
sets world record
MOUNT EVEREST, Nepal -- The BetOnline.com
team of climbers scaled Mount Everest at a staggering
26,000 feet and placed a bet on the Lakers to cover the spread
versus the Rockets in game 7 of the NBA’s western conference
semi-finals -setting the world record for the Highest
Land Wager Ever Completed.
Photo: The pioneering bet was made via satellite
telephone to BetOnline.com.
The bet was a basketball wager on the Lakers-Rockets game
7 playoff spread. The $100 bet was for the Lakers to cover
the 12.5 point spread and it was a success.
"We wanted to prove that our slogan: ‘Bet
Online...From Anywhere!' is more than just a slogan. With
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the company's CEO.
will be awarding the $20,000 to the top 3 charities as voted
on by the general public. The votes were cast on both the
BetOnline.com Twitter and Facebook pages.
The Winners of the 2009 BetOnline.com
Mount Everest Challenge are as follows:
* 1st Place $ 15,000.00 – The Feel Your Boobies Foundation
* 2nd Place $ 4,000.00 – The IDEA League
* 3rd Place $ 1,000.00 – The Lupus Foundation of America
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team from Peak Freaks Expeditions was able to complete The
World’s Highest Land Wager from Base Camp 4 on May 18, 2009,
at 2:55am local time, at a staggering 26,000 feet.
Everest expedition was led by Everest veteran Tim Rippel
of Peak Freaks Expeditions, Inc.
Rippel has been climbing and instructing professionally
for 24 years. A veteran of 27 Himalayan expeditions including
Mt. Everest North and South eight times, Rippel has also successfully
climbed to some of the highest peaks on various continents
including Mt. Pumori, Mt. Ama Dablam, Kilimanjaro, Aconcagua
(South America), Pamirs (Russia), the Canadian Rockies, Denali,
and many more.
Rippel and Peak Freaks Expeditions
have been successfully operating in th Himalayas since 1991.
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Monday, May 25, 2009