This page will provide up to date information on the activities of the team whilst both preparing for and during the expedition. 
     
     
      The expedition has been completed!  Seven of the team reached the summit on 14th February 2001.

    Daily expedition reports from whilst the team was in South America are below.

    • 2 Mar 2001
    • Finally, click here for the summit report and photos.
    • 27 Feb 2001
    All of the team should now be safely back in the UK.  The summit report will appear here eventually.
    • 19 Feb 2001
    • Click here for the latest update (19 Feb) - Update and details of summit route.
    • 18 Feb 2001
    • Click here for the latest update (18 Feb) - Summit photos and general life on the mountain report.
    • 16 Feb 2001
    • Click here for the daily update (16 Feb) - Second summit attempt.
    • Click here for today's second update - Second summit attempt abandoned.
    • 15 Feb 2001
    • Click here for the daily update (15 Feb) - Possible summit attempt yesterday.
    • Confirmed - Summit attempt successful - click here for more information.
    • 11 Feb 2001
    • Click here for the daily update (11 Feb) - Rest day at Camp 1.
    • 10 Feb 2001
    • Click here for the daily update (10 Feb) - Load carrying to Camp 2.
    • 9 Feb 2001
    • Click here for the daily update (9 Feb) - Move to Camp 1.
    • 7 Feb 2001
    • Click here for the report (7 Feb) - Diary and pictures.
    • 3 Feb 2001
    • Click here for the report (3 Feb) - Load carrying to Camp 1.
    • 1 Feb 2001
    • Click here for the report (1 Feb) - Arrival at Base Camp.
    • 29 Jan 2001
    • Click here for the report (29 Jan) - Preparations at Los Penitentes.
    • 27 Jan 2001
    • The team are safely in Mendoza.  No other news at this time.

     
     12 - 15 Jan 2001 Team winter pre-training in Chamonix, France.

    The team training event was a success and was the last activity before the expedition begins.  A report on the training weekend will appear here shortly.
     


     
    12 Dec 2000 Lecture by Stephen Venables.

    The Stephen Venables lecture on the 12th december at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst was a great success with over 400 guests attending.   Stands were also presented by SSAFA Forces Help and the Expedition Team.   Mike Peakman showed willing onlookers the different pieces of technical and climbing gear used by the team.

    The talk lasted over 2 hours with an interval in which Stephen Venables gave a fascinating lecture on the epic voyage by Ernest Shackleton and reccounted his NOVA Film expedition to South Georgia with Conrad Anker and Reinhold Messner.

    The evening raised over £4000 for the team and SSAFA Forces Help. The raffle was drawn by Stephen Venables and prizes were presented by Cisco Systems.

    Thank you to all those who attended the evening.
     


     
    22 Nov 2000 Fitness Challenge

     
    3-5 Nov 2000 Black Mountains Training Weekend

     
    7-8 Oct 2000 Snowdonia Training Weekend