Many equipment and food manufacturers donated or supplied vital items at reduced prices which greatly decreased the overall budget. We are particularly grateful to the following: Phoenix for Phusion Extreme mountain tents, Sprayway for Goretex waterproofs, Fairey Industrial Ceramics for water filters, Camera Care Systems for camera cases,North Cape for Rhovyl Modal thermals, Allcord for Camp glacier goggles, Nikwax for TX10 waterproofer, Jessops for film and photographic equipment, Agfa for professional film, Weetabix for 200 breakfasts of Alpen, Burtons Biscuits for life-saving shortbread, Jordans for many crunchy bars, Tunnocks for their caramel wafers, Golden Wonder for a range of Pot Noodles, Knorr for vast amounts of vegetable and beef soup, HP Foods for Lea & Perrins chili & garlic sauce, Phileas Fogg for a sample of their tasty snacks, Yeoman for instant mashed potato, Staminade for their sports drink.
Many other companies also kindly offered discounts on their products of which we did not ultimately take advantage of.
We would like to extend our thanks to those who gave advice on the area and suitable tactics. They include Professor Snodgrass, Dr. Lew Hardy and Dr. Charles Clarke, our patrons; John Peck, leader of the 1986 Manda III expedition, who helped us with photos and gave much advice and background information; Roger Payne, expeditions officer of the BMC, who provided a wealth of information about obtaining permission and getting to base-camp; and, from Poland, Jan Babicz who was extremely helpful in producing photos and maps of the Kedar Valley and a guide book to the Garhwal. Martin Moran's 1991 expedition report helped us through all the bureaucracy in Delhi.