I am hugely grateful for all the people, businesses, and organisations that have offered to support this project. I could not complete this goal without the help of those listed below:
Proud to be sponsored by:
Macpac is an awesome, New Zealand-based outdoor clothing and equipment brand. Macpac is a great company to work for and they are generously supplying me with gear and an incredible Equinox down jacket. The Equinox jacket is phenomenally warm and will be amazing during those cold nights and mornings in Nepal!
MitoQ is a New Zealand company specialising in supplements that delivers antioxidant CoQ directly to your mitochondria, which are the energy-production units in each of your cells. I have been using the MitoQ supplement for a couple of months and believe that it has made a difference to both my stamina and my ability to bounce back after physical exertion. MitoQ has been amazingly generous in sponsoring me a supply of MitoQ for while I am away, and have kindly helped me out with some gear. Thanks heaps!
Petzl is a leading supplier of technical climbing equipment and has sponsored an incredible Nao headlamp. The Nao uses Reactive Lighting technology and automatically adjusts its light output to suit its environment and use. This piece of kit will be a huge help during those early morning, alpine starts!
SteriPen NZ offer amazing water treatment products that use ultraviolet light, rather that chemicals, to make drinking water safe. I am not a fan of chemical water treatments and so I am particularly grateful for SteriPen’s offer of Adventurer Opti SteriPen!
Bushnell NZ has supplied me with a SolarWrap solar-powered USB charger. This awesome bit of kit will keep my portable electronic devices charged, so that I can read, take photos, film, blog, and listen to music while I am away. Thanks to Bushnell, I will stay digitally connected!
The Auckland Camera Centre, awesome as always, have been amazing in supplying me with a bunch of photography kit at heavy discounted prices or at no cost. This has been a big help!
New World Aokautere have generously sponsored me a bunch of product for the trip. The product supplied will keep me clean, healthy, and smelling not so badly as I trek and climb, which I (and the people I will meet while trekking) really appreciate! New World Aokautere, down the road and around the corner from home, is the supermarket I most often use and the staff there are always helpful, friendly, and a pleasure to deal with. Thanks heaps for you support, guys!
Vautier Pharmacy, my local pharmacy, is pretty awesome. Whether I am popping in to pick up medications or quizzing them about some product before I go on a tramp or climb, the ladies there are always friendly and helpful. Vautier Pharmacy has also very kindly sponsored some Go Healthy multivitamins for the trip and are packaging all my pills so that I don’t miss any while I am away. Thanks heaps guys!
Whittaker’s Chocolate has sponsored me a generous supply of dark chocolate for the trip. I am a long-standing Whittaker’s fan and this high-energy chocolate will definitely go a long way in keeping me going as I slog up the hills! Thanks Whittaker’s for your support and sponsorship!
Avalanche Coffee makes some of the best instant coffee out there. I am not normally a fan of instant, but Avalanche Coffee’s Duo blend is awesome! Not only that, but their Sugar-free Drinking Chocolate is amazing as well, even without milk. Avalanche Coffee has generously supplied me with both products – enough for the whole trip – helping me get going early in the morning.
Andy Kinomoto, an awesome friend and talented graphic designer, has generously given his time to produce a fantastic set of logos for Mastering Mountains. We have been thrilled with Andy’s designs and thoroughly enjoyed working with him. Andy works for ASK Creative and you can find his portfolio here. Thanks Andy!
Grateful to be Supported By:
The team at Multiple Sclerosis Central Districts have been pivotal in the realisation of this project. I am so grateful for their continued support, helping me grow an initial seed of an idea into this project.
The New Zealand Alpine Club are keen to help support me with social media support, press releases, and in raising awareness of the project generally. This is a big help!
Thanks also go to all those who have donated money or encouraged me to pursue this cause, particularly my family, without whom I would not have made it this far.