26th of May I had the honor to become a member of the Cordon Rouge Club. This happened on Isle of White. The best was to get the membership together with a expedition hero for myself, which have been an inspiration since I was a little boy, Sir Chris Bonnington. Great! The club was founded in 2008 and was meant to be for UK’s best-loved explorers and adventurers . But, the members decided to let me in, even being a Norwegian. Nice! ☺
The club was launched by Champagne G.H. Mumm, and the club was set to be a unique forum for celebrating extraordinary human achievements within the realms of exploration, sailing, adventure and discovery. For showing immense courage and dedication in their particular fields; from conquering mountains to traversing continents single-handed the members are rewarded.
Head of Champagnes at Pernod Ricard UK Chris Seale said at the launch of the club: “Since the House was founded in 1827, Champagne G.H. Mumm has consistently encouraged and supported extraordinary individuals. This spirit is perhaps best summed up by a photograph showing French explorer Captain Jean-Baptiste Charcot, a friend of founding father Georges H Mumm, celebrating reaching the South Pole with a bottle of G.H. Mumm Cordon Rouge in 1904. (Well I do not think Jean-Baptiste reached the South Pole. It was someone else in 1911 ☺ “We wanted to create an official forum to bring together and recognize these outstanding achievers and we’re delighted to have had such an outstanding turnout for our inaugural Cordon Rouge Club event.”