Amos - Mountain Ascent Coordinator/Stills
Jon is the ascent coordinator
and photographer. Jon is 39 years
old, married to Lynn and has two children.
He is an international weightlifter
and has represented Great Britain
both as an athlete and coach on numerous
occasions. Jon is also a member of
the National Association of Sports
Coaches and a B.A.W.L.A. coach. His
ambition is to live life to the full
and make the most of his talents and
never to ponder on what might have
been!! He was voted coach of the year
Groves - Team Leader/Biographer
Derek is a physical education officer
in the prison service. He is also
a Great Britain coach working with
athletes with disabilities. His ambition
in life is to eradicate prejudice
and push back the boundaries of the
possible, and be the best that he
Barnes Mountain Leader / (Sirdar,
Nepalese MountainBoss) Nickname
Barny! Terry is 40 year old and is
also a physical education officer
in the prison service. He is an very
experienced winter climber with 5
years experience (Scotland) 10 years
mountain leader (Summer S.P.S.A) all
areas of UK walking (Mountains) Alpine
and Iceland (Walking) His long term
ambition is to trek in Nepal and Greenland
Harling - Deputy Team Leader
Mark Harling aged 29 - Former
Royal Marines Commando and now a physical
education officer in the prison service.
Marks role in the expedition will
be logistics support on the mountain.
His ambition in life is to aid Jon
in his attempt to demonstrate the
limitless capabilities of wheelchair
Lt Dr Janet Hastle, Royal Air Force
Dr Janet is 28 year old and was
born in Holmfirth, Yorkshire into
a mountaineering family. She has always
harboured an ambition to be an expedition
doctor and Project 98' will now allow
her to realise this, with the added
bonus of assisting a wheelchair athlete
to realise his. She is looking forward
to working with the team to achieve
this unique goal and to have a lot
of fun in the process.
Allwood - Information Technology and
Peter is a 47 year old lecturer
in information technology. He is a
British Radio Amateur G6 YOS and confesses
to like gadgets or anything electronic.
He is a keen hill walker and has taken
part in the Great Gables ascent and
the video he filmed was later shown
in America and on local television.
His task on Project 98' will be to
document the ascent and down load
the digital images into the Internet
on a daily basis and also hopes to
be able to receive and reply to E
Mail during the time on the mountain.
Sowter - Logistic Support Team Leader
Jim Sowter is a 57 year old principal
physical education officer who took
early retirement from the prison service
in 1996. Previously, Jim had serving
for 18 years in the parachute regiment.
He spends his time cycling, swimming
and walking. In the past, he has made
trips to the French Alps with some
members of the Project 98 team and
during the last year has spent 8 weeks
cycling around New Zealand. Jim is
currently helping coach the Great
Britain wheelchair weightlifting team
with Jon and is looking forward to
running the portage team on Mt. Kilimanjaro.
Groves - Base Camp Liaison
Mary Groves is a 42 year old child
care specialist. Mary has welcomed
the opportunity to run the base camp
during this expedition and intends
to work in the health care field and
study the needs of a the local community
around Moshi at first hand.
Trickett - Logistics Support Mountain
Conrad is a 26 years old and has
served as an officer in the Royal
Marines for seven years. He is present
duty is as a training officer in the
City of London Reserve Unit R.M. and
spends as much of his free time as
possible hillwalking and climbing
or as he says, variations on that
theme! Conrad has played an active
part in charity fund raising events
in the past but admits that this will
surpass all the others.
Robbie Roberts - Logistics Support
Robbie is a 34 year old physical
training instructor, married to Rachel
with two children, Alice aged 5 and
Jack aged 2. He is an ex world abseil
endurance record holder, (8 hours)
and his ambition is to take part in
the successful ascent of Mt.Killamanjaro
with Jon and the team.
Simon Davies - Logistics Support Mountain
Simon is 31 years old and is interested
in most sports but his favourite is
gymnastics. His ambition is to qualify
as an ocean yachtsman and to successfully
reach the summit of Mt. Killmanjaro
with Jon and the team. He always enjoys
a challenge and admits that this will
be the toughiest yet!
Allwood - Mountain Support Group
Nicholas is an 18 year old apprentice
engineer. He is a keen sportsman and
plays for the local football team.
He has diligently taken part in all
of the Project '98 training events
and was "over the moon"
when offered a place on the team.
His only comment was "it's a
life time opportunity" to be
able to play a part in Project '98.
Tompson - Expedition Photographer
& Mountain Support Group
Barry is a lecturer in photograph
and is a keen hill walker and
has vast experience in photographing
expeditions throughout Europe and