"I wish John Hayes the very best of luck for his attempt to be the first person to walk the trans-Europe E4 route in one go. Tarifa to Budapest looks like an epic trip. John is trying to raise money for a really important Britain Nepal Medical Trust project and deserves all the support he can get".
Getting slightly apprehensive as the departure deadline approaches so support from Britain's best known mountaineer is a real fillip. Sir Chris Bonington's record of achievement, including numerous first time ascents, is inspirational and his support for my project is a great honour.