A HUGE THANK YOU TO ALL MY SPONSORS: BS7 GYM; COOK FOOD; PEGASUS GROUP; TAUNTON LEISURE; FILMS AT 59; BRISTOL CHILDREN’S ORTHOPAEDIC GROUP; GO FASTER FOOD FOR KIDS (cook book); TOFT TERRENG (Oslo)
BS7 is kindly overseeing my training to get me fit for the trek to the Pole. Gary Cox is the gym manager and he is personally overseeing my training. The gym is a great place to get in shape with knowledgeable staff, great equipment and classes. The gym caters for all sorts, from professional athletes to local people just trying to get a bit fitter, so hope to see you there!
PEGASUS GROUP (formerly PEGASUS PLANNING GROUP)
Pegasus Group has been involved in some of the country’s highest profile development proposals, providing expertise across a range of areas including:
Town Planning Environmental Planning Urban Design Landscape Design Retail / Commercial Planning Renewable Energy Planning Sustainability Consultation Graphic Design
Pegasus’s mission is to provide expert, accurate and effective advice to steer our clients projects through the planning system and achieve optimal outcomes.
Taunton leisure are our local outdoors specialists and we have been getting our kit from their shop on Bedminster parade for years. From a weekend in Cumbria to 8 weeks in the South Pole, they have expert staff and can get hold of anything you could possibly need.
Taunton Leisure has been providing quality outdoor leisure equipment for over 35 years. There are three stores in the South West of England, Taunton, Bristol and Exeter. We’ve had a shop in Bedminster for over 20 years. Our large Bristol store features our whole range of outdoor equipment and includes a dedicated climbing area, tent room, and footwear fitting facilities.
All staff are active outdoor enthusiasts and have plenty of knowledge of outdoor pursuits and related equipment. We believe our store offers the best service and knowledge in Bristol with a clear focus on customer service. Many customers return year after year – even if it’s just for a chat about their latest outing!
Cook are also very kindly supporting my expedition.
Me and my brother absolutely LOVE Cook food. It’s better than mum’s home cooking (but don’t tell her!) and in a different league to supermarket frozen meals. There is a Cook shop on Whiteladies Road near the auction rooms – try it and you’ll be hooked on Cook like we are.
At COOK we make remarkable food for your freezer, prepared by hand at our Kitchen in Kent, using the same ingredients and techniques you would use at home.
Why are we different?
- On every COOK dish you’ll find the name of the chef who prepared your food.
- Our food looks and tastes homemade (maybe even a bit better!)
A family-run company from the start.
BRISTOL CHILDREN’S ORTHOPAEDIC GROUP
Thank you to my new sponsors Bristol Children’s Orthopaedic Group, who are my ski sponsors. I am hoping I will not need their services, but if I do I will know where to go!
Bristol Children’s Orthopaedic Group is a private orthopaedic practice for children and adolescents with sports injuries and orthopaedic problems. Bristol Children’s Orthopaedic Group cover all of children’s orthopaedics up to the age of 16 years.
Specialisms include Perthes disease, hip dysplasia, foot and ankle conditions, adolescent hip conditions, knee injuries, club foot and back pain and deformity.
Surgeons: Mr Simon Thomas MA, FRCS and Mr Guy Atherton MA, FRCS
To Book An Appointment Call 07867898983
e mail email@example.com
Films at 59 was founded in 1990. Since then we have grown considerably in size, and invested hugely in new equipment and training in order for us to stay at the forefront of new technology.
Our aim remains the same today as when we first started….to make your pre and post production path as smooth and enjoyable an experience as possible.
THANK YOU TO THE FOLLOWING ORGANISATIONS AND INDIVIDUALS ……
HARRY JOHNSON, my granddad, who sadly died in 2011. An ex policeman and Royal Navy stocker without whom this expedition would not be happening. Thank you Grandad, I hope to make you proud.
ANI [Adventure Network International]
GINA from Films at 59
JON BRADSHAW, First all Irish team to South Pole 2007-8
DAN and EDWINA SNOW
HANNAH MCKEAND and EXPEDTIONS 365 in Norway
ANDY and SALLY PRICE
ALICE and MATTHEW BLAKSTAD
SETHINA WATSON and family
GWEN and RON WORTH
VAUGHAN MATTHEWS and JULES FAULKNER
UNCLE ALAN – for your knowledge and enthusiasm for polar history