“I wish Geordie all the success and safety in this epic challenge. It is an endeavour that will take him to the limits and probably beyond, and that sort of commitment is hard not to admire!”


I am very grateful for the support & backing of all my sponsors without whom this quest would not be possible.


World renowned University celebrating its 600th Anniversary 

St Andrews itself is the the oldest University in Scotland and the third oldest in the English speaking world, founded in 1413. It is constantly ranked in the top 5 UK Universities.

The 600 Fund was established to support the University community in celebrating this phenomenal achievement. The aim of the grant is to promote and celebrate the contribution of the University to its people and society.


Estate agents for residential and commerical property in the UK & London 

Knight Frank is one of the market leaders for high quality commercial and residential property in London and throughout the UK. Established in 1896, Knight Frank now has 207 offices in 43 countries worldwide making it extremely well regarded both nationally and internationally.


LIFEBOAT TEA is a lovely full-flavoured, family-owned tea. 

By buying it you will directly be supporting the RNLI as 7p of every pack goes to the charity. As Brits we all love our tea so why not give this one a go.

I am an Ambassador for Lifeboat Tea and am supporting their Extreme Tea campaign www.lifeboattea.co.uk/extreme. This campaign aims to celebrate ordinary people doing extraordinary things – much like the RNLI volunteers.

I cannot recommend Lifeboat Tea highly enough. It is available in Waitrose, Tescos & Asda. www.lifeboattea.co.uk




European Equity Funds specialist

S. W. Mitchell Capital manages $2bn of European equity assets in long only and long-short strategies.




SHACKLETON VENTURES was formed in 2006 to acquire and develop a business in Secondary investments


They focus on two areas: venture investments in young technology companies and development capital in more mature companies in traditional industries.



Barkers BARKERS OF RINGWOOD is an independent specialist outdoor shop based in Ringwood (SW England)


I came into Barkers three years ago and Steve, the owner, was absolutely brilliant in getting me all the kit I needed for my expeds at a great price.

First class selection, expert advice – if you are into any outdoor activity then Barkers is the place to go.