When it comes to undertaking expeditions, the actual climbing, walking or rowing is the easy bit. Regardless of the physical requirement or achievement, the difference between a ‘successful expedition’ and an ‘uncomfortable holiday’ is the organisational wrap around. Working with Vicks and Chase Expeditions has been an eye-opener in terms of just how effectively and efficiently expeditions can be managed from concept to completion and beyond.
It has allowed me to concentrate on the simple element of climbing a big hill, knowing that everything from the website and my wife to the media and my mum are communicated with and looked after whilst I am away. Vicks has been instrumental in helping me secure some of my biggest sponsors and helping me manage those relationships and ensuring that they received the ROI above and beyond what they were expecting.
Vicks is highly effective, yet empathetic when dealing with PR and speaking enquiries – managing both the high paying events and the cheeky freebie requests with the same professionalism. Whilst my trips certainly aren’t the sole expeditions that she manages whilst I’m away – she makes me feel as though mine is. Most of all, as someone who is no stranger to a bit of adventure herself, she ‘gets it’, and there seems to be nothing that she can’t solve or deal with – she’s always my speed-dial number on my satellite phone.