For those of you who have read the classic mountaineering book 'The Ascent of Rum Doodle' the crew of the good ship Brimble are as follows:
|Tom Parsons: Ships Doctor and expedition medical advisor. New to Team Brimble. Always ready to sew up an injury even when there's no injury to sew up. Has been quite a way but will definitely go far|
John Halsall: inspirational leader of the team and expert in navigation. Recently returned from training programme to learn how to differentiate starboard from port; has been far although you wouldn't think so.
Rob Parsons: second in command, expert with all things electronic, has gone far enough.
Recently returned from a gymnastics seminar.
|Selma Halsall: photographer, logistics expert and 'voice of reason', has often gone too far.|
|Chris 'The Perk' Perkins: Our strong man, expert in endurance; ex-military, so can kill if |
necessary. Has been quite far but wants to go further.
|Phil Trotter; an expert with money, has been far but wants to go further.|
Gordon McBride; team advisor; has been further than all of us put together and then some. Trained as sub-mariner and our underwater expert.
|Jack Halsall; ships mechanic, some knowledge of engines based on 300 episodes of Top Gear, has been further than many. Recently woke up but then went straight back to sleep again.|
Ella Halsall; has been further than many, will go far, but only if it's south.
|Colm Briggs: Expert in Tea drinking. Is willing to go very far providing there's a nice cuppa tea on arrival.|
|Jerry White: South Coast Crew member. Could go far but currently lost.|
|Jack Green: Biscay Crew member, sailed across The Biscay and then emigrated to Canada|
|Paul Elliot, Master Mariner has been exceptionally far. Can also kill if necessary.|
|Grit Eckert. Never goes too far but if she does it's well considered and thought through. Calm in a storm .. the only person I have ever met who stays positive whatever's going wrong! Expert in languages|
|Simon '4 peaks' Blanchflower. Navigation expert and technical advisor. Strength of ten tigers and the resilience of a Duracel Bunny|
|Anna O'Mahony. Not been very far yet but does have the t-shirt.|