PokerStars and the top of the world
Ask yourself which is more difficult: the ascent to the top of the poker world or the ascent to the top of the literal world. Sounds like a coinflip proposition to me. PokerStars has other ideas.
Today, PokerStars announced it will send of its players on a trip to Mount Everest, the world's highest mountain.
The climb to Everest's summit has long stood as one of mankind's greatest adventures and trials. PokerStars is sponsoring an Everest ascent by Patagonian Brothers Damien and Willie Benegas. Whoever wins the PokerStars Conquer Everest promotion will go along for the the trip (or, in actuality, to the base camp in the foothills of the Himalayas).
And because this is a PokerStars trip, there's bound to be some cards played along the way. The two brothers intend to play poker on their journey, including at the top of the world (insert "high stakes" joke here).
The brothers will also be playing for charity, raising money for a foundation that works to keep Everest litter-free. PokerStars will be donating $5,000 to the foundation.
If you'd like your chance to see Everest up close, PokerStars will be holding a $1.10 tournament at 18.00 ET on May 30, 2010. The winner will be off to the Everest base camp see the sheer scale of the mountain themselves, and to play a few hands of poker with the Patagonian brothers.
And bring some oxygen.
For more details, check the Conquer Everest promotion page.