1975, Princeton Tec has developed its products for the outdoor
sports enthusiast. Princeton Tec's 31 year journey has pushed
the limits of self discovery and provided light to those who
have explored all ends of the Earth. This spirit of adventure
and history of meeting challenges continues to drive the growth
and development of Princeton Tec and its products.
Princeton Tec celebrates 30 year anniversary in 2005
BORDENTOWN, NJ.- ""For thirty years Princeton Tec's
goal has been to support the outdoor community by building
products for the people who use them. Outdoor enthusiasts
do not restrict themselves to just one type of recreational
activity, and neither has Princeton Tec. Our products are
designed to enhance all outdoor activities, crossing the boundaries
from scuba and water sports; to camping and backpacking; to
snowsports; alpine sports and road biking. Princeton Tec customers
are people who just want to be outside, taking advantage of
all that nature has to offer. We are proud to have been able
to support the people who share our ideals and look forward
to 30 more years of adapting technology to our customers needs."
- Bill Stephens, President and Founder
Ed Viesturs reaches summit of Annapurna - Achieving lifetime
Sponsor Princeton Tec joins in celebration
TRENTON, NJ. (May 12, 2005) - TRENTON, NJ.- (May 12, 2005)
The employees from Princeton Tec, sponsor of world renowned
climber Ed Viesturs, are celebrating today. At approximately
2 p.m. Nepal time, the word came in that Ed Viesturs had reached
the summit of Annapurna, becoming the first American to summit
all 14 8,000-meter peaks.
deferential manner and sensible approach in high risk situations
has made him a long time favorite in the outdoor industry.
Hailed as "one of the strongest high-altitude mountaineers",
by National Geographic, the mountaineer is best known for
his heroic efforts on Mount Everest in 1999, during the fateful
disaster which killed Ed's friends, climbers Rob Hall and
Scott Fischer, as well as seven other climbers.
Eighteen years ago, Viesturs set out on his Endeavour 8000-
a person mission to climb all of the world's 8000-meter (26,250
feet) mountains, without the aid of supplemental oxygen.
"It is just so fitting that his quest should end at the
summit of Annapurna", said Dave Cozzone, National Sales
Manager for Princeton Tec, "the peak that started his
lifelong quest." Inspired by French climber, Maurice
Herzog's account of the first ascent of Annapurna at the age
of 16, Viesturs has credited Herzog for launching his desire
to become a mountaineer.
The New Jersey based company has sponsored Viesturs since
2001. "Since 1975 it has been Princeton Tec's goal to
develop products for the outdoor sports enthusiast who pushes
the limits of self discovery and to provide light for those
who have explored the ends of the earth," said Cozzone.
"Ed Viesturs personifies that spirit of adventure and
history of meeting challenges."
When asked what the company will do to celebrate, Cozzone
laughed and replied, "Well, the employees all wanted
the afternoon off, but we are in the middle of our busiest
season. Instead, a group of us will meet after work and raise
our glasses in a toast to Ed's amazing achievement."
Princeton Tec is proud to share that Ed was wearing their
Yukon HL headlamp during his ascent.
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