|Jon Amos - Team Leader /
Stills Photographer / IT coordinator
Jon is the overall team leader and ascent coordinator. Jon
is 45 years old, married to Lynn and they have a son and daughter. He is a keen
photographer and 'tech head'. He was an international weightlifter
until 1997 and has represented Great Britain both as an athlete and coach at
every level over a period of 19yrs. Jon is also a member
of the National Association of Sports Coaches, a B.W.L.A. coach and
is now their National Child Protection officer. 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 in
|Mark Harling -
Deputy Team Leader
Mark Harling aged 35 - Former Royal Marines Commando and now a
physical education officer in the prison service, with mountain
experience. 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 athletes.
Roberts - Mountain Support GroupTeam Leader
Robbie is a 39 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.
|WO2 Rik Thornton - Mountain Support
Rik is a 38 year old Warrant Officer in the Royal Marines. He
lives in Cornwall with his wife Jo who is a physiotherapist at the
Dame Hannah Rogers School. Rik's latest achievement was being the
first Military runner in the "Dartmoor Discovery Ultra Marathon" in
Sept 2002. His ambition is to remain active and outgoing well into
old age. This will be accomplished with the assistance of his wife
who along with physiotherapy also enjoys an active and adventurous
|Mne Rich Bateman
Rich is a 27 year Royal Marine, who is very keen fitness
enthusiast that is always looking for challenges such as Kilimanjaro
on wheels to push him that little harder. This will be his greatest
challenge and achievement to date and will fulfil a personal
CSGT Si Conroy - Mountain Support Group
Si is a 37 year old Physical Training Instructor who specialises
in adventurous training. Having conquered various peaks in the Alps
he is looking forward to the challenge of standing alongside
Jon and his Team on the Roof of Africa.
|Sgt Steve Hargreaves
Dragged kicking and screaming into the team at the last
minute, Steve is a 33 year old Physical Training Instructor who is
married to Kathryn; they have two children Joshua and Charlotte and
he is very keen on all sports. Some of his highlights include
training the England RFU Squad and Dragon Boating for Britain in
Hong Kong and China. Although a keen sport climber this will be his
first high altitude ascent and he is looking forward to topping out
with Jon and the team.
|Cpl Paul Weir
Paul is a Physical Training Instructor in the Royal Marines.
He is married with two young boys that keep him fit! Liam and Callum.
Paul was born and bred in Plymouth. His hobbies include Rock
Climbing, Skiing, Running, Golf and Mountain Biking.
|Cpl Craig Palmer
Craig is a Heavy Weapons Instructor at CTCRM; he is 29 years
old and is looking forward to the challenge of conquering
Kilimanjaro with Jon and the team. Craig is an enthusiastic climber
who has conquered many peaks including various ranges of the Alps.
|WO1 Neil Rushforth - Mountain
Group Neil is a 41 year old Physical Training Instructor in the
Royal Marines. He is currently works on recruitment for the Corps.
He has been married for 14 years and has 2 boys. Interests include
most outdoors activities, except Kayaking!! He has climbed
extensively around the world but Kilimanjaro will be his highest
mountain to date.
|CSGT Jimmy Mann
Jimmy is a 34 year old Royal Marine who is currently serving
as the Head Chef at CTCRM. He is engaged to Lynne and has two
children Adam and Stacey. He is experienced in endurance activities
but the exercise Kilimanjaro on Wheels will be his greatest
achievement to date.
|Sgt Wolfie Wolstenholme
Wolfie is a 39 year old Royal Marine from Kidderminster; He
now lives in Devon and has 3 children Thomas, Ami and Emily. He has
been to Kenya before where he was part of a team that went up Pt
Lenana. He works at CTCRM in the Computer Application Awareness
Training School (CAATS) and also teaches Adult Education for Exmouth
Community College. Wolfie is delighted at being part of the team
that will get Jon to the top of Kilimanjaro and consequently a world