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Sunday, April 22, 2007

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Chance Thomas Announces 7th Annual HUGEsound Half-Dome Conquest


Veteran game music composer Chance Thomas (King Kong, Marvel: Ultimate Alliance, X-Men III) announces the 7th Annual HUGEsound Half-Dome Conquest. This year’s nearly 9,000 foot ascent is set for Friday, June 15, 2007 in Yosemite National Park, California.

“It’s better than getting a sports car,” quipped Ubisoft Entertainment’s Simon Pressey of Montreal, one of the intrepid adventurers braving last year’s climb.

The HUGEsound Half-Dome Conquest is open to anyone in robust physical condition. A special invitation is extended to those working in the videogame industry.

Thomas, whose newest game release comes out next week (Lord of the Rings Online:Shadows of Angmar), has been tackling Half-Dome every year since 2000. His studio HUGEsound hosts the annual event, offering transportation to the Park and hotel rooms at a discounted rate.

This approach to the top of Half-Dome will ascend the mountain from its sloping East side using cables and cross-beams installed by the National Park Service. It is not a technical climb and requires no special training.

En route to the base of the mountain, participants will climb past beautiful Vernal Falls and Nevada Falls, follow the path of the Merced River, and ramble through miles of giant high Sierra timber.

Foot distance covered is approx. 16 miles round trip. The National Park’s official statement reads that this is a “very strenuous hike” and should only be attempted by those in good physical condition.

Those wishing to participate can send an email request for information or RSVP to Please type “Half-Dome” in the subject heading.

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