04 April 2007

Twin peaks

Two Jeep Wranglers set world car altitude record

Jeep Wrangler

Jeep Wranglers are for real men, goddamnit. Real men who make fire and eat their steak rare and defecate in arboreal areas.

That's why Jeep Wranglers can go to the top of the world. That's right, partner. Two Jeep Wranglers have just set the record for the highest altitude ever reached by four-wheeled vehicles. Put that in your Queer as Folk-watching pipe and smoke it.

Carrying a team lead by Mattias Jeschke, the two Wranglers climbed 6,648 metres to the rim of the Ojos del Salado volcano in Chile.

With the exception of Goodyear MT/R tyres and electronic measuring equipment, both the Wranglers were stock Rubicon models packing 3.8-litre V6s.

The Wranglers took six days - six gruelling days - to scale the Andean volcano and were described by Jeschke as "unbeatable".

And that's the verdict of a real man.

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