AST supports ice hockey world record in the himalayas
Stories like these aren't told everyday – after five years of preparation, hockey players from all around the globe met at the end of February in the Tangste region at 4,300 m to play the world's highest hockey tournament. Under the leadership of Markus Nirschl and his team Geronimo Stars, AST supported the event with a board system, that had to be transported to the Himalaya mountains in an adventures way, using trucks and helicopters. As an official game needs professional referees, also Michael Leitl from ÖEHV and former NHL star Mike Leggo travelled to the roof of the world. Organizer of the initiative was The Hockey Foundation, a charitable non-profit with a global mission to empower under-served youth, promote social change, peace and prosperity, and support community development through hockey, one puck at a time.
A film team from ServusTV accompanied the adventure and recorded the experience in this breathtaking report: