Getting four men on the summit of Everest was the culmination of a huge team effort. From fighting Chinese bureaucracy to receiving a hot meal four miles high - we'd like to acknowledge and thank those who made the Iceland Everest expedition possible.
No surprise that this reads like credits of an action movie - the time, effort and organisation that went into the trip was of blockbuster proportions. The people we would like to thank are:
HRH The Duke of Edinburgh, for his patronage and support
The Explorer's Club - for entrusting us with their famous flag
Our main sponsors: Malcolm Walker and Iceland Foods, Richard Walker and Bywater Properties
David Hempleman-Adams, Nicky Webster and Jan Meek of Cold Climate Expeditions - the expedition leader and his organisational team in the UK
Nga Temba and Rinchen Sherpa of South Asia Trekking - the logistical organisers
Louise Fallows of Iceland Foods - for organising many elements of the expedition before we had even left the country
Steven Walker and loxtonfoodco for devising and producing our unique Expedition Nutrition, and Individual Restaurant Company for providing a complementary range of delicacies and fine wines
Chris Bates - our executive chef and high altitude foodie
Ben Goodwin, Kishor Rimal and Ujjal Shrestha of DHL for so efficiently transporting all our kit and supplies from the UK to Kathmandu
Dr George Rodway and his medical team - for being our constant medic and for conducting important research in the name of high-altitude science
Our team of Climbing Sherpas, Porters, and kitchen staff - for keeping us healthy and happy all the way to the top
Our weather men - Kent Moore, Clive Bailey, Javier Corripio and their teams for their invaluable forecasting that meant we grabbed the season's only summit window
William Gray - our 'gopher' and man in Kathmandu
Keith Hann - Blog editor and writer, press release creator and Facebook aficionado on behalf of Malcolm and the Expedition - thank you!
Louise Johncox, Angie Cooper and Sunday Times's Lucy Carrington - for being our media link from the mountain to the press on the outside world
Finally, thank you to all our families, friends and colleagues who were with us every step of the way
There's one mountain left to climb, though - and that's to raise our target for Alzheimers Research UK. We are grateful for any donations or support to this most worthy cause.
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