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Bid to send world's highest e-mail from top of K2

April 20, 2001

A Scottish businessman hopes to send the highest e-mail from the top of a Himalayan mountain.

Michael Jackson hopes to reach the summit of K2 without oxygen and aims to take his business with him.

Once he's reached the top of the 26,410ft mountain he wants to send an e-mail and enter the Guinness Book of Records.

The 31-year-old, named one of Scotland's most eligible bachelors by a Sunday newspaper, is teaming up with professional climbers for the two-month mission.

He told the Edinburgh Evening News: "I have done hundreds of climbs but this is the ultimate dream come true for someone like me.

"Tackling K2 is very daunting and makes Mount Everest look like a stroll in the park, especially as we will be doing it without bottled oxygen. But I am confident of succeeding and also sending what will be the world's highest e-mail."

Mr Jackson co-founded the internet-based discounted outdoor clothing business last year.

He wants to keep up with his business by using a laptop computer and satellite phone.

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