Today we’re excited to share the latest Tait Tough story with you: our radios were part of the world’s longest canyoning expedition!
In Spring 2016 a group of 8 professional Canyoneers from around the world gathered in Taiwan to set a new milestone in expedition canyoning. It was an epic 8-day mission where the group explored the Malishan Canyon. They started with limited information from satellite pictures, a map that was rarely updated, and a few stories from locals. The team completed the mission, becoming the first to ever achieve a canyon descent of that length.
Conditions were tough throughout the journey. The group endured significant rain, waterfalls, landfalls, rocks, and raging rivers. This canyon expedition presented many situations where they could not see their teammates, but clear communication was essential for safety. Tait Tough TP9300s were ready for the job.
In this video, you can hear what the group had to say about the experience and the importance of the Tait radios:
The filmaker, Moritz Sonntag, had this to say “We had to deal with some very tough situations. Sometimes we didn’t have any visibility to navigate, so the communication via radios for the track searching team members was the only way to navigate. To achieve something that has never been done before, you need to rely on your equipment. Electronics and water usually don’t fit together, but the radios by Tait offered us a 100% waterproof solution*, that was not only a huge help in achieving our goals, but also ensured our safety in a lot of the given situations.”
A 50 minute documentary of their adventure has been released. It’s an epic story and definitely worth watching! Check out the the movie preview below, or see the whole story on their website or Vimeo.
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*Tait TP9300 radios have IP68 certification, which means they have been independently tested and shown to survive water immersion to a depth of two meters for thirty minutes or a depth of one meter for two hours. Learn more in the TP9300 specification sheet.