of the expedition: At the "Ojos del Salado" in Chile, the highest
volcano on earth with an altitude of 6.882m (22,573ft), the
expedition team, lead by Rainer Zietlow and Ronald Bormann, transported
in the highest possible altitude a seismographic station provided
by the "GeoForschungszentrum Potsdam (GFZ)", Geological Research Centre
of Potsdam, with a standard Touareg model.
record: The expedition team set a new world record for
standard model vehicles by reaching an altitude of 6.081m (19,946sft).
team: From 15th to 29th of January 2005, eight German men
struggled at one of the driest places on earth. In the desert of
Atacama, the adventurers ascended the Chilean north face of Ojos
del Salado, equipped with oxygen masks.
vehicle: The standard Touareg model "Expedition",
produced by Volkswagen Individual, reached the record height without
any further modifications.
charitable donation: For each altitude meter done, the expedition team donated
50 Euro Cent to the SOS Children’s
Village in Santiago de Chile.
after setting the record: On
their way back to Wolfsburg Rainer Zietlow and his team
are visiting several Volkswagen and other sponsors factories. The
team is scheduled to arrive on the 12th of May.