This afternoon it was our pleasure to receive this message of support from Colonel John Blashford-Snell, President of the Scientific Exploration Society, who kindly invited us to share it with our followers.

“I have read the progress reports of the expedition with much admiration, although no envy! Without doubt Brian Newham and his team deserve the highest praise for their incredible effort in covering 300 kms of what must be the worst terrain in the world under the most appalling conditions, to achieve what no man nor machine has done before.

I’m sure they have made the right decision to halt at this point and concentrate on the scientific aspects of the project which should be of real value to mankind.

These are brave men and merit every encouragement in their isolation. Let us pray they all come home safely with the results of their research. We need pioneers like them today who will inspire the coming generations.”

John Blashford-Snell