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Tim Moss

Tim Moss has supported over 100 expeditions across all seven continents. He has climbed new mountains, crossed a desert on foot and recently cycled 13,000 miles around the world. He is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society London and a Guinness World Record Holder. He aims to encourage more people to live adventurously. Read more...


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    Yeah there was a good article by Scott Brady in the Expedition Portal about getting sponsorship for your adventures entitled:
    The Truth About Expedition Sponsorship: What actually works and doesn’t make you look like a jerk

    An excerpt:

    “The Five DON’TS of Sponsorship:

    1. “Expedition Cure Baldness:”
    Do not use some “cause” to help pay for your vacation, especially if you do not have a direct and completely legitimate personal connection with the cause or organization. This comes across as completely disingenuous and PR and Marketing Directors see right through it (and so does everyone else). If your sponsorship package does not stand on its own merit, adding “save the blue tailed ferret” or “expedition cure the blah, blah, blah” that you know little to nothing about makes you look like a jerk. This doesn’t mean that a trip supporting a cause is not worthwhile at times, but it must be genuine and the organization you are supporting must get a significantly larger benefit than you do. (edit: sorry for the harshness, but this is something that hurts everyone and flies in the face of basic ethics). “

    Check out the rest here, it’s a fun read, and has some important ideas.


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    Paul Morris

    Spot on. Without total committment to your own motives, no amount of charity fund-raising will keep you motivated when things get tough. Although, and expedition that also includes fund-raising may just add an extra reason to see it through.


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