Forbidden Technologies takes Army Everest expedition mobile
25th April, 2006
London, UK, 25 April 2006: Forbidden Technologies today announces that its FORscene product
is being used by the British Army in its latest multimedia recruitment drive, which involves an expedition to the
summit of Mount Everest via The West Ridge. FORscene is being employed to publish the latest videos of the expedition
onto the mobile phones of interested parties and potential recruits.
A team of Army mountaineers began the expedition in March 2006 aiming to become the first Brits
ever to conquer Everest via the treacherous West Ridge. The summit attempt will take place in May 2006 coinciding
with the 30th anniversary of the first Army Mountaineering Association’s summit of Everest.
Forbidden’s FORscene post production tool has been chosen to provide mobile updates of the expedition.
Viewers can catch up with the highs and lows of the summit attempt by downloading a branded player from the expedition
website to their mobile handset, and will get a text message alert whenever another video is ready for download.
"This project with the British Army further demonstrates the versatility of
Forbidden’s FORscene platform for mobile publishing,"
said Stephen Streater CEO of Forbidden Technologies.
"This expedition is an amazing feat for the army, and publishing video updates
onto peoples mobile phones is a great way to publicise the event."
In addition to the climb, the teams will also be raising money for charity and assisting
medical teams in researching cures into cystic fibrosis and the affects of altitude on the human body.
For updates on the expedition, visit