Expedition Sponsors

The Dhaulagiri 2016 Expedition is proudly sponsored by the following brands. These companies provide technical hardware, support and cutting edge equipment to ensure the teams have the best chance on the mountain. See the Equipment page to investigate exactly what the teams will be wearing, using and sleeping in.

Sponsorship is of course a two way process. The Teams will provide reviews on the equipment they use and give feedback to the companies. It will be a pleasure for members to be wearing and using the best equipment and sharing their experiences as best they can.

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The Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity is the principal charity of the Royal Navy. It exists to support sailors, marines and their families, for life.

Its Group of charities includes The Royal Marines Charitable Trust Fund, The Royal Navy Officers’ Charity, The Naval Service Sports Charity and The C Group.

Since 2007, it has funded projects and facilities that boost morale for those who serve today. It also distributes millions of pounds annually to military charities which care for the children, families and veterans of the Naval Service.


As the industry leader and pioneer of mobile satellite communications, Inmarsat has been powering global connectivity and saving lives for more than three decades. We work with governments in over 80 countries to ensure that militaries and government personnel stay in touch, regardless of where their mission take them. We’re helping governments to #makeabiggerdifference in their citizen’s lives.


B. Braun supplies the global healthcare market with products for anesthesia, intensive medicine, cardiology, extra corporeal blood treatment and surgery, as well as services for hospitals, general practitioners and the homecare sector.

Through dialogue with those who are using B. Braun’s products on a daily basis, the company is continually gaining new knowledge which it incorporates into product development. In this way, the company contributes with innovative products and services towards optimizing working procedures in hospitals and medical practices all over the world and improving safety – for patients, doctors and nursing staff.



Founded in 1981 as Moorhouse Engineering in Bethesda, soon to become DMM and move to more suitable premises in Llanberis in 1986, the company celebrated 30 years of manufacturing in 2011. In 1981 the company employed just 4 people, and now thirty years later we are an important employer in this area with just over 150 men and women on payroll. The best possible equipment at the best price.



MONTANE® is a British company that create technical clothing and equipment for mountainous and extreme environments. Founded over 20 years ago, MONTANE® work with leading innovative expeditions to the worlds polar and mountainous regions, support athletes in climbing, polar exploration and endurance trail running and headline the world’s leading ultra-distance endurance events.


Brigantes Consulting is a commercial sales agent representing outdoor brands that wish to sell to the military. This means we work directly for the brands giving military organisations the ability to access the collective knowledge of the outdoor community whilst being able to purchase at the correct price.

We enable the two communities to communicate to the benefit of all. Our team have a dual background in the military and outdoor industry with a huge amount of experience in both. This puts us in a perfect position to assist both sides and deliver the best results possible.


The Trust provides funding assistance to challenging expeditions and adventurous activities involving members of the Volunteer Reserve Forces and Cadet Forces of the UK.

Founded in 1992, it has supported over 1,500 expeditions to the tune of around £1.5 million. The Trust’s funds come from a variety of sources: some of the benefactors, and details of how to make donations, are shown within the Fundraising section of this site.

The Trust is a registered charity (registration number 1012346), sponsored by the Ministry of Defence who promulgate details of the Trust’s activities in Defence Instructions and Notices (currently 2010 DIN 07-120).


The Royal Air Force Charitable Trust is the youngest member of the Royal Air Force family but the Charitable Trust has had a significant impact on the lives of many people.

Its strength lies in its ability to support such a wide range of projects and initiatives benefitting RAF serving personnel, young people and veterans.

The Trustees award grants to those people and projects that they assess to be most worthy of financial support and most closely aligned to their charitable objectives.



Cranlea Human Performance Ltd have been for almost 5 decades, and remain, a leading supplier and distributor of high quality Sports Performance, Health & Fitness and Medical products.



Huel is a nutritionally complete powdered food ​that contains all the proteins, carbs, and fats you need plus at least 100% of the European Union’s “Daily Recommended Amounts” of all 26 essential vitamins and minerals​. So you know you won’t be deficient in any essential nutrients.


Uncompromised quality and performance are at the core of every Lifesystems product.

Our first aid kits not only have the highest quality contents, but are also comprised of weather and wear-resistant packs; our mosquito nets are made from strong hexagonal mesh and an easy-adjust system; our insect repellents use individually tailored formula to provide the best protection wherever you’re going; and our mountain survival products have been tried and tested in some of the world’s most hostile environments, giving the highest performance, time and time again.

Whether you’re travelling the world or just venturing outdoors for the day, your health and safety is paramount. Our purpose at Lifesystems is to provide the essential protection you need, never compromising because you should never have to.



In our mind – coffee is inherently a “people’s drink”. It’s brewed and enjoyed by millions of people and is the energy source that keeps us going – day in and day out. Therefore we think it’s time to celebrate this drink, appreciate the taste, it’s true characteristics and not least to acknowledge the people behing this drink. Thus, our mission is to make people enjoy and appreciate great coffee.



IN 1933, A MERE 14 YEARS AFTER MODERN ORIENTEERING became a competitive sport, three entrepreneurial Swedish orienteering champions invented the liquid-filled compass. Their solution was more precise and easier to use than other compasses at the time. The SILVA brand was born.



Armadillo Merino® has taken an innovative approach in resolving the issues of synthetic baselayer garments melting and dripping into the skin from extreme heat with an associated increase in the incidence of skin infections. Textile and knitting technology have been combined with superfine merino wool.


The Club exists for the promotion of military efficiency through the pursuit of mountaineering and associated activities.


DexShell is proud of its extensive range of functional, waterproof and breathable knitted accessories. We set out to create products that will enhance the experience of active outdoor enthusiasts in difficult and challenging weather and terrain, minimising the detrimental effects of these conditions on performance and enjoyment.



Science in Sport’s expertise, combined with feedback from the elite athletes such as Sir Chris Hoy and Helen Jenkins, ensure SiS continue to innovate and improve their existing range of trusted endurance nutrition products. Our passion means our products are truly trusted and recommended. That’s our promise – the best science to deliver the best products and the best advice for your sports nutrition.


Whatever your sport – elite athlete, keen amateur or simply health conscious, improve your training effectiveness with ithlete – the leading, scientifically founded app from the experts in convenient fatigue & recovery measurement using Heart Rate Variability (HRV).



Bringing a fresh approach to specialist insurance for the Royal Navy, Army, Royal Air Force, Reservists, friends and families, and the wider military community. Honest, no-nonsense prices that are exceptional value for money, with our NO FEES promise. Providing the kind of service that sets us apart, our people have over 40 years’ combined experience in military insurance



Action Cases specialise in providing hard cases, racks, soft bags and accessories adapted to a wide range of industries including military, security,broadcast and marine. We are an SKB Cases UK distributor.


Designed for extreme high altitude mountaineers

Summit Oxygen is a UK company specialising in the design, development and manufacture of supplementary oxygen systems for use at high altitude. Our programme of continuous investment and development has culminated in the most advanced range of supplementary oxygen systems available.



TSG Associates, home of SMART MCI, are the world’s leading innovators in triage and mass casualty equipment.


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Powertraveller designs, develops and manufactures an award winning range of portable power and solar chargers for electronic devices. Designed in the UK and tested to destruction in some of the world’s most inhospitable environments, the products in Powertraveller’s range are capable of charging anything from cell phones (including iPhone and BlackBerry) and iPods through to Sat Navs, GPS systems, iPads and laptops.


Solarpod 240 is an ultra-compact and lightweight solar power station. Great for backup power at your home, office, or as a mobile solar generator wherever you want to be.