• DERA Corporate have sponsored us 5,000

  • DERA Future Infantry Systems Technology (FIST) at Chertsey have sponsored the team with 2,500
  • DERA Centre for Human Sciences (CHS) at Pyestock have sponsored the team with 2,500
  • DERA Knowledge and Information Systems Division have sponsored the team with 2,400
  • DERA Air Systems Sector have sponsored 600
  • DERA Flight Management and Control Department have sponsored 100
  • DERA Aircraft Test and Evaluation Sector (Rotary Wing Aircraft Department) have sponsored 1,178

  • Cisco have provided the prizes for the Raffle Draw to be held at the Stephen Venables lecture evening on 12 Dec 2000.

  • Garmin have sponsored the team with the loan of two Garmin Etrex Summit hand held GPS systems.  GARMIN International is the industry leader in Global Positioning System (GPS) technology and an innovator in consumer electronics. 

  • Amey Comax have sponsored us 3,050.

  • Amey Comax at Boscombe Down have sponsored 500.

  • Mars Confectionery, Slough in Berkshire have supported the team with a Mars Bar and a Snickers Bar per day for each team member for the duration of the expedition. That is 448 Mars Bars and 448 Snickers Bars!!

  • Ferrero have donated four crates of Nutella to the expedition.  The Nutella will provide an oasis of luxury amongst the freeze dried meals when the team are high on the mountain and the energy to make a summit attempt. The climbers recommend Nutella to walkers and climbers.

Red Bull

  • Red Bull have supported the team with Red Bull Stimulant drinks J

Thomas Tunnock Ltd

  • Thomas Tunnock Ltd are a family owned Cake & Biscuit Manufacturer based in Uddingston, Glasgow. Established in 1890. Tunnock's have financially sponsored the expedition team.

  • RAB have supplied the team with Expedition Down products for the climbers.   The RAB Guide Glacier jacket; Expedition Salopettes, Expedition Boots & Mitts and RAB Summit 1000 sleeping bags are some of the items chosen by the team.

  • NM Rothschild have sponsored the expedition team with a donation.  NM Rothschild & Sons Ltd provides corporate and resource banking, treasury, investment banking, fund management, private banking and trust services to governments, corporations and individuals worldwide.

  • IST have sponsored the expedition with a donation.  IST is a small company of 20 people with three divisions specialising in manufacturing of optics and electronic assembly, product development on optical design and machine vision, and a media section which specialises in Internet related design and software.

  • Rick White Signature Series (Qld) Pty Ltd  is supporting the expedition and has produced custom made down gear using 800+ loft Siberian down for extreme warmth. Team members have selected Hardcore Duvet Jackets and South Col Sleeping bags for the venture.

South Midlands Communications Ltd

  • SMC (South Midlands Communications Ltd) are providing the team with VHF safety communications at a heavily discounted rate including hands-free kits and lightweight flexible solar panels to charge the batteries.

  • Handspring kindly provided one of their palmtop computers, a Visor, for assessment in the harsh conditions the team had to endure.  A full report will be published shortly, however we can say, the Visor performed exceptionally well and is recommended to other expeditions. 

  • Matra BAe Dynamics have sponsored the expedition with a donation. Matra BAe Dynamics, a joint venture company of BAE SYSTEMS and EADS, is a world leading missile systems company offering a comprehensive high technology product range for the world’s armies, navies and airforces.  During 2001, a new company will be formed through the merger of Matra BAe Dynamics, EADS Aerospatiale Matra Missiles and the missile activity of Alenia Marconi Systems.  For further information please call 020 7451 6014.