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Cricket On Everest - leading an expedition for the first time

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An overview of a world record expedition attempt to play cricket on everest. Leaves on Thursday April 9th.

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Cricket On Everest - leading an expedition for the first time

  1. 2. A flavour for those who don’t know what I’m doing
  2. 3. 26 months ago… <ul><li>A friend said that he’d seen this plateau on MT Everest that was big enough to have a cricket match, and he’d be surprised if there was anywhere higher of this size and it would probably be a world record altitude for sport… 16, 945ft </li></ul>
  3. 4. 18 months ago… <ul><li>He was odd jobbing doing landscape gardening and I was fed up with just being another idea no-one did anything with </li></ul>
  4. 5. 12 months ago… <ul><li>We launched the more formalised idea… </li></ul>
  5. 6. Next week… <ul><li>An expedition of 50 people leaves Britain </li></ul><ul><li>A total expedition party of 90 people will set off on a 14 day expedition on Everest </li></ul><ul><li>With the aim of setting a world record altitude for sport… </li></ul><ul><li>… in the Nokia Maps Everest Test </li></ul>
  6. 7. A flavour of the scale…
  7. 8. Milestones <ul><li>100 applications in 10 days through word of mouth </li></ul><ul><li>47 Completely self sufficient skilled participants funding their costs </li></ul><ul><li>1 fully utilised partner programme of 20 partner companies </li></ul><ul><li>1 legacy spanning 2 countries </li></ul>
  8. 9. The expedition <ul><li>30 players </li></ul><ul><li>4 umpires </li></ul><ul><li>16 Guides </li></ul><ul><li>16 Porters </li></ul><ul><li>4 Government liaison officers </li></ul><ul><li>3 Security </li></ul><ul><li>3 Embedded media </li></ul><ul><li>4 Camera / film crew </li></ul><ul><li>8 Support/cheerleaders </li></ul>
  9. 10. Central technical kit <ul><li>4 laptops </li></ul><ul><li>1 router / wireless network </li></ul><ul><li>12 radios </li></ul><ul><li>3 sat phones </li></ul><ul><li>10 Stills cameras </li></ul><ul><li>2 Canon XH A1 video cameras </li></ul><ul><li>6 Nokia latest handsets </li></ul><ul><li>13 Solar charger packs </li></ul><ul><li>2 GPS trackers </li></ul><ul><li>1 generator </li></ul><ul><li>And a whole load of licenses </li></ul>
  10. 11. Central playing kit <ul><li>1 ‘portable’ Wicket </li></ul><ul><li>5 Bats </li></ul><ul><li>6 Helmets </li></ul><ul><li>4 sets Batting Pads </li></ul><ul><li>4 sets Batting Gloves </li></ul><ul><li>2 sets Wicket Keeping equipment </li></ul><ul><li>30 pink Balls </li></ul>
  11. 12. A flavour of our partners…
  12. 14. A flavour of our training…
  13. 20. A flavour of our fundraising…
  14. 23. A flavour of our what’s in store…
  15. 27.
  16. 32. A flavour of how you can follow us…
  17. 34. A flavour of the legacy…
  18. 36. A flavour of how you can help this legacy…
  19. 37. Justgiving.com/garethoneverest All donations to charity – we’ve covered our costs
  20. 38. Highs <ul><li>Experiences and friendship </li></ul><ul><li>The buzz from seeing something grow </li></ul><ul><li>The thrill of seeing people develop </li></ul><ul><li>Learning about myself </li></ul><ul><li>Medical teams </li></ul><ul><li>Getting the brands on board </li></ul>
  21. 39. Lows <ul><li>Fully experiencing ego and agenda </li></ul><ul><li>Realisation that some friends are slackers! </li></ul><ul><li>A real threat in chronic fatigue </li></ul><ul><li>People no longer going </li></ul><ul><li>Recession </li></ul>But really they are highs…
  22. 40. Experiences to date <ul><li>Leadership </li></ul><ul><li>Media spotlight! </li></ul><ul><li>Training again </li></ul><ul><li>Really learning to network </li></ul><ul><li>Management </li></ul><ul><li>Standing on stairs of the plane! </li></ul><ul><li>Schools and charities </li></ul><ul><li>Personalities </li></ul><ul><li>Learning how to work with people in an emotional and pressurised environment </li></ul>
  23. 42. Any questions?

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