Millie Rice inside the
Acrobat freezer van
Acrobat owner Adrian Rice was recently asked to provide a vehicle to
help with the filming of Channel 5's Royal Institute Christmas Lectures
to be broadcast on Boxing Day. A freezer van was required to simulate
arctic conditions. A thermal camera then displayed the different heat
loss of a person dressed in a survival suit compared to someone else in
Adrian's 11 year old daughter Millie was filmed wearing a down suit used
by the Xtreme
Everest team during their research work at the top of Mount Everest.
The boots are designed for use at -85C and have been worn at the North Pole.
Well done to the other volunteer
Mac Mackenney for enduring the bitter cold in his trunks! He even had fans
blasting at him to illustrate the windchill factor.
Royal Institute Christmas Lectures,
"Grilled and Chilled"
Channel 5, Boxing Day 7:15pm