Last week alone I had five meetings in five days about this trip and, if it hadn't already hit home, I now really know just how big a deal this whole event is. Since I have taken on more and more and begun really working alongside Kirt and Wes it has really hit home how time consuming it all is and I am in awe of the amount of time those boys have put in and how much work is involved, so it's great when all that work starts proving worthwhile.
As was announced at the meeting on Sunday, we now have Andrew Strauss and Alastair Cook and honourary captains of Team Tenzing and Team Hillary respectively. For that we can thank the Lord's Taverners, who are quite simply awesome and are so behind our project that sitting in a room with them can only boost your confidence.
On that note, as you can see, Kirt, Wes and I got to meet Alastair Cook(aka The Chef) on Thursday and signed him up for Team Hillary. I'm told that it's often a massive disappointment when you meet people you look up to, but in this case I can safely say that he was a really nice bloke and totally humble, which was awesome.
On top of that, we now have Stick Cricket making teams of us on their website. Seriously, check this link and you'll realise how goddamn cool this is: http://www.stickcricket.com/
They are also donating a trophy for the man who hits the most sixes on the mountain and will help drive traffic to our site. I am meeting their man Paul Collins(not Phil) some time next week and he, like everyone it seems, totally loves our project.
Along with that we've got our press launch to look forward to, thanks to Alex Rayner at Captive Minds on Tuesday 27 January which will hopefully get us the kind of media attention we need to find a title sponsor, so fingers crossed.