Bass and his team will receive a cash sum and will each be kitted out head-to-toe in Polartec clothing. Since the introduction of Polartec NeoShell – the brand's first ever, waterproof breathable fabric - Polartec can now offer a complete layering system from breathable outer layer to warm, comfortable next-to-skin insulation. Bass will be climbing with Paul Figg, Simon Yearsley and accompanied by Rachel Antill.
The objective of the expedition: to make the first ascent of the Southwest face of Rimo III (7233m). The Rimo group is a remote and rarely visited area in the Indian Karakorum.