Latest News: 20th March 2010

Drove up to The Climbers Club hut at Roybridge on Friday and went climbing for the first time, with Phil Wickens, the leader of The Alpine Club 2010 Antarctica Expedition.

We got spanked on a big route on Ben Nevis; hiked down to the car park; and then partied hard all night with his friends (one of whom was having her wedding reception at The Ben Nevis Hotel!). A magic day.

For the past six weeks I’ve been organising sponsorship for the final stages of this. We’re targeting 80 pre-selected companies. I would like to thank everyone that has helped with this, including Sir Chris Bonington, Terence Osborne from Chromefire, Carol Anderson and Robynne Eller. I would also like to thank Richard Cross from for his amazing work on the website and every other person who continues to support this adventure. If you have any leads for us on for this for sponsors who would like to hear about what we have to offer then it would be greatly appreciated if you could send them through.

I feel that although there is a lot of hard work still to be done with this project, we are through the really tough times. Everything is getting into place for Antarctica. We have a great team, an experienced expedition leader and a great skipper / boat. I will follow the Antarctica trip with an Africa attempt soon after, and I will be getting things into place over the summer for that.

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