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Climbing every mountain is easier with the right supportSGS will be hosting a reception for Swiss Club members, SGS customers and the media to learn more about TOPtoTOP’s activities and to announce its support of the organisation. The event will take place on Friday the 30th of May, 7PM at the Swiss Club of Victoria located at 89 Flinders Lane, Second Floor, Melbourne.
TOPtoTOP is led by Dario Schwörer, a climatologist and international ski and mountain guide and his wife Sabine, a nurse. They decided to embark on this voyage when they saw the impact climate change was having in the Alps.

TOPtoTOP’s expedition seeks to raise awareness of climate change and to show that great goals and progress can be achieved in balance with nature. The TOPtoTOP global climate expedition began in 2002 and was followed shortly by the successful ascent of Mt. Blanc in France, the highest peak in Europe.  Since that time, TOPtoTOP has travelled from Europe to North Africa then South America and is currently in Australia after crossing the South Pacific.

SGS joins other organisations including the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and Victorinox, the famous Swiss knife manufacturer in their backing of this initiative. To date, TOPtoTOP has travelled 46,000 kilometers by boat, climbed 200,000 vertical meters, and cycled 8,000 kilometers. At the close of 2007 they had visited over 20,000 school students, and cleaned up over 15 tones of waste working with local initiatives.

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