Distillery helps out with trek
A new whisky distillery is helping a father and son with their bid to become the first people to trek to the South Pole only using renewable energy.
Explorer Robert Swan, 61, is teaming up with son Barney, 23, for the zero carbon South Pole Energy Challenge.
The hi-tech equipment they will be carrying includes solar snow melters which have been designed and built in Scotland at the Ardgowan Distillery.
Distillery chief executive Martin Mcadam said: “Our team designed a very simple and robust melter comprising a matt black stainless-steel flask encased in super-strong clear Lexan plastic, with inert argon gas as an insulating layer in between.
“They’re designed to be strapped on top of Barney and Robert’s sledges so they can capture the maximum heat of the sun as they trek along to provide a continual supply of drinking water.”