Sheffield firm hits heights at show

The Acclimatise booth
The Acclimatise booth
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SHEFFIELD entrepreneur Chris Hale scaled new heights when he launched his new altitude company at the UK’s number one Outdoor Show.

Acclimatise Me – Chris’ simulated-altitude training business – appeared alongside stalls from Ordnance Survey and the Met Office at the roadshow in London.

“I spent the day rubbing shoulders with adventurers, broadcasters and outdoor enthusiasts,” said sports science graduate Chris said, who is introducing his company’s altitude training technology into the British market.

The theme of the roadshow, at Excel London, was Everest in honour of the 60th anniversary of the first man reaching its summit.

“We posted pods that can simulate altitude right next to the History of Mount Everest stand and they really drew a crowd,” said Chris, aged 26.

“The technology we use helps climbers prepare for their summits, improving performance and speeding up their process.

“It can simulate altitude to the equivalent of 8,000m, meaning people can pre-acclimatise, which helps alleviate the fear of altitude sickness, which is not only horrific, but is also a killer.

“We deliver the pod to people at home, train them up on it and leave it with them in the lead up to an expedition.”