Friday, March 16, 2007

Team attempting high-altitude record in new Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicons

A team of 15 folks are currently attempting to break their own record of highest altitude driven to by taking a pair of Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicons (this is the 4-door Wrangler in its most off-road worthy trim) to the top of Ojos del Salado (the tallest volcano in the world) in the Andes mountains of Chile.

The current record is 20,860 ft above sea level - set by German Matthias Jeschke who is a driver for the current team as well. The current record was also set on Ojos del Salado.

The only modifications to the two Jeeps will be a Warn winch and Goodyear MT/R tires.

The goal, other than to prove the new Wrangler is the most off-road capable vehicle in stock trim, is to reach an unbreakable record altitude of 21325 ft.

Catch the latest updates at the North American XJ Association forum at:

NAXJA: Only in a JEEP: new height world record in a JEEP Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon

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