Channel 5 Gadget Show
Honister to star in the Channel 5 Gadget Show
Honister Slate Mine, is
set to star in Channel 5’s tec programme the Gadget Show on Monday 17th
June at 8pm.
The iconic visitor
attraction nestling at the foot of Fleetwith Pike, was chosen as the ultimate
location for chief Gadget Show tester Jon Bentley and former Royal Marine Commando,
expedition leader and survival specialist Aldo Kane to put the latest crop of
high end walking boots through their paces.
Honister offered the
testers a wide variety of terrain conditions and challenging environments,
perfect for putting the tec boots through their paces. Offering an ideal
opportunity for Jon and Aldo to walk the land, to check the boots for comfort,
durability and their ability to stop the British weather, before deciding which
pair came out on top.
Honister is renowned
as the UK’s home of heart pumping adventure activity. A place that offers its
visitors a real opportunity to pit themselves against nature and awesome
adventure experiences. So it’s no real surprise the producers of the show chose
this awesome location to test the latest in tec boots with the daunting bulk of
Lake District mountain, Fleetwith Pike, perched a mere 2,162ft or 648m from the
valley floor or twice the height of the Shard and no less than nine times
taller than Big Ben as the test centre!
Details of the
episode can be found at http://www.channel5.com/shows/the-gadget-show/episodes/episode-3-494
For full details about
Honister Slate Mine or Via Ferrata Xtreme can be found at www.honister.com
Notes to editors