Latest News: August 2010

Preparations are being made for the final two expeditions on the Super7 project. Since 2005 we’ve been attempting to pioneer a new route on every one of the 7 continents. So far, routes up to ED2 and Scottish VIII have been climbed in North America, South America, Europe, Australia and Asia.

In November, we’ll be attempting to climb a number of objectives on the Antarctic Peninsular. This expedition; The 2010 Alpine Club Antarctica Expedition; will involve crossing The Southern Ocean on The 60 ft 9 berth aluminium hulled ex-racing yacht ‘The Spirit of Sydney‘. Once we get there, we’ve got a number of objectives planned – mostly ski mountaineering, but also, potentially, some more technical climbs as well. Thanks to The Mountaineering Council of Scotland, The Gino Watkins Memorial Fund, The Alpine Club and Lyon Equipment for their generous support of this expedition.

In Febuary I’ll be teaming up once again with James Mehigan, a legal aid barrister who was also part of the team for the exciting Alaska / North America stage of the trip.

The Feb 2011 trip will be an attempt to climb a new route in the Atlas Mountains of Morocco. We’ve had considerable assistance with planning the trip from local expert Andrew Stokes-Rees, and he will join us for our two week long trip to Morocco to attempt new routes in the vicinity of Toubkal. At 4167 metres, this is the highest peak in the Atlas Mountains and in North Africa.

We welcome on board two fantastic new sponsors: Buff, who have supplied us with mulitfunctional headgear, and Creation Editor, who produce videos for corporate businesses as well as private individuals. Their services range from broadcast commercials to staff training videos and weddings to gift edits.

I would also like to thank The Business, who have helped us greatly with our fundraising so far. Right now we are targetting small to medium sized enterprises and Managed Funds. So, if you know any marketing managers, CEO’s, fund managers or corporate social responsibility officers who would like to see our proposal (or if you have any potential leads for us) then please drop me a line:

We also have opportunities for volunteers to help us with the fundraising. We’ll take care of the ‘phone calls, but if you have time to look up telephone numbers for us, it would be massively appreciated. All you need is an internet connection and just 30 minutes to spare. So, if you want to be able to say: ‘I was part of that.’ then please get in touch, we would love to hear from you.

Thanks also to Richard Cross for his continued awesome work on the website and our newsletter.

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