Below are the 34 organisations that have sponsored one or more of my expeditions. Their logo links to their site, 'Read More' explains the role each has played.
I am very proud to have iiNet as the Principle Partner (and Naming Sponsor) of Clark and my 2008 continuation of our Victoria Island expedition!
iiNet is one of Australia's Internet service pioneers, having begun in Perth, Western Australia in 1993. Today iiNet is the third largest ISP in Australia and offers a variety of Internet and communication services such as dialup, broadband and phone.... Read More >>
The Australian Geographic Society has played a major role in supporting all my various expeditions, and I am forever indebted to their initial fostering and now ongoing support. After returning from our Tasmanian Wilderness Expedition in 2004, my mate Jasper Timm and I were jointly presented the Society's ‘Young Adventurer of the Year’ award, and that really was the key that jump-started my advent... Read More >>
W. L. Gore & Associates - makers of the world famous GORE-TEX® and WINDSTOPPER® Fabrics – joined my team of sponsors in 2005. A vibrant company with limitless enthusiasm, they are responsible for some of the world’s best outdoor gear.
To me, GORE-TEX® symbolises the pursuit of perfection, continually working at the leading edge of what’s possible from fabrics – just as those that wear Gore-Tex®... Read More >>
Canon Australia is excited to sponsor Chris Bray and the 2008 world-first arctic expedition.
Providing Chris with some of Canon’s latest EOS digital SLRs and accessories will ensure that the quality of images captured throughout the exhibition are both breathtaking and unrivalled.
Canon is proud to sponsor Chris Bray’s amazing photography and to be part of such an inspiring adventure.
Th... Read More >>
Since its inception, the name of Paddy Pallin became synonymous with the Australian bush, and the company he founded has grown to become Australia's leading supplier of specialist outdoor and travel gear. The company now has fourteen stores throughout Australia, and I am thrilled to have partnered up with them for my future endeavours.
Still owned by the Pallin family, the company continues it... Read More >>
Whatever I'm doing - training, cycling, kayaking, jogging - I wear SKINS simply because they feel great and help my performance!
Skins are basically amazing skin-tight garments designed for athletes to train, compete and live in. They are described as body-moulded gradient compression performance equipment with built-in BioAcceleration Technology(TM) which will enhance your performance in train... Read More >>
The brain-child of well-known Aussie Adventurers Don & Margie McIntyre, Ocean Frontiers Pty Ltd will soon embark on a program supporting young Australian Adventurers achieve their dreams.
While my relationship with the McIntyre's dates back to my first expedition, in 2005 they became naming sponsors of Clark Carter and my world-first ‘Ocean Frontiers 1000 Hour Day' expedition.
"Who said ther... Read More >>
Air Canada - the fastest way to fly to Canada from Sydney, is a keen supporter of my expeditions. Rated as the "Best airline in North America for 2005" in a Skytrax survey of over 12 million passangers, I am delighted to fly Air Canada to the start of my adventures. My relationship with this airline has gone from strength to strength ever since they flew my expedition partner Clark Carter and I, ... Read More >>
"Icebreaker": (noun), synonym for "Absolutely awesome super fine Merino garments". ~ Chris Bray Dictionary, 2005
Developed in conjunction with a simple yet revolutionary layering system of Skin, Mid and Outer clothing layers, Icebreaker is recognised as producing the worlds best insulating, breathable, all-natural fabric. This amazing fibre is sourced directly from select high-altitude merino s... Read More >>
When you're off hiking, kayaking, caving, hauling PACs across the arctic - whatever - torches are one of those little things that can be overlooked as 'just a torch' - until you either forget to bring one, or have one fail on you, and your whole world goes dark.
LED Lenser have been at the cutting edge of LED technology for decades, and these days the torches and head-torches they make are noth... Read More >>
Everyone knows Lowepro make the world's best camera bags.
Everything from small protectors, through bum-bags, up to full on backpacks designed to carry pro and backup cameras with a swag of lenses, all protected from the elements and the rigors of traveling.
Lowepro have sponsored my photography since early 2009, and I am very proud to carry all my camera gear in exclusively Lowepro cameraba... Read More >>
I recently finished my Electrical Engineering degree with 1st class honours at the University of NSW in Sydney - one of the leading teaching and research universities in Australia.
Highlighting UNSW’s commitment to helping their students achieve their maximum potential, I am constantly surprised and chuffed at my universities interest and support of my extracurricular antics.
In 2005, genero... Read More >>
Landwide Satellite Solutions is a long-term, key-stone sponsor of my various expeditions, providing me with the central piece of my communications setup – Iridium satellite mobile phones. 100% Global Coverage – both voice and data.
Unfortunately there is an inverse-relationship between places that have perfect cellular mobile phone reception and places that are perfect for an adventure. Out in ... Read More >>
I wanted the wheel rims for my next generation of arctic cart (PAC) to be extra lightweight, extra strong and extra take-apart-able for transport. Composite materials were the answer, and when I went to chat to David Lyons from EMP about the possibilities, he was so enthused about this application - and so convinced that composites were definitely the way to go - that he volunteered to sponsor us ... Read More >>
Established by famous Aussie adventurer and entrepreneur Dick Smith, this company has become an Australian Icon.
AUSTRALIAN MADE and AUSTRALIAN OWNED - Dick Smith Foods are made in Australia by Australian owned companies. We believe this is important because it provides employment for Australians and all the profits remain here, helping the future of our country.
Dick has a keen sense of ad... Read More >>
When describing expedition equipment, the four most important words are: compact, durable, lightweight and, if possible, multi-purpose. These are the qualities that make the LEATHERMAN® brand recognized as the world leader in compact multipurpose tools.
From modest beginnings, the popularity of Leatherman tools has grown rapidly. Proud to have Leatherman onboard as a sponsor of Clark Carter and... Read More >>
The 'Rolled Products' division of Alcoa - the world's largest aluminium company, spanning 42 countries, and Australia's only producer of aluminium sheet, coil & foil, covered Clark and my aluminium needs for our 2005 Arctic expedition.
Looking into various options, we decided that the most practical material from which to build our two PACs (Paddleable Amphibious Carts) to transport our supplie... Read More >>
Ortlieb are renowned for producing the best waterproof bags in the world – for hikers, bikers, kayakers, photographers, you name it: Ortlieb has you covered - not only covered, but sealed.
I reckon the German word for ‘waterproof’ - ‘wasserdicht’ – should be changed to ‘Ortlieb’, because this is the first word that pops into my mind (even in English) when I’m holding a $7,000 video camera, in a... Read More >>
On any journey, no matter how epic or trivial, safety is the number 1 concern. Having a reliable way to communicate with the outside world to summon help may easily be the difference between life and death.
EPRIBHire.com.au has been amazingly supporting of my various journeys right from the start, providing me with the free loans of the worlds latest EPIRBs (Emergency Position Indicating Radio ... Read More >>
Global Marine Networks (GMN) is a dynamic company dedicated to providing fast, reliable, and cost effective wireless data communication services and products to people all over the world – even those out in the middle of the Arctic.
GMN hosted the Iridium communications for our 2005 ‘Ocean Frontiers 1000 Hour Day’ expedition! Providing us with email compression software to enable us to efficien... Read More >>
Exped means 'Expedition Equipment' and since 1997, Exped has designed and built the highest quality, specialized gear around.
Through Exped’s Australian outlet 'Active Planet', Nir, Brad and the rest of the crew have been inspirational in their dedicated backing of ALL my journeys – supplying me with awesome gear, most dear to me, my Waterproof Goose-Down Sleeping Bag – my 'Exped Arctic Goose'!... Read More >>
I love the cold. Few things are as beautiful as a snow-covered landscape. The only problem is it can be a nightmare to walk – or slowly wade – through without the right gear. I have several pairs of Yowie Snowshoes in my cupboard at home, and they are fantastic.
The true value of my Yowie snowshoes was hidden until once I took them off, stepped forward and plunged up to my waist in snow. Each l... Read More >>
The demanding conditions and perpetual sunlight and UV Clark and I faced in the Arctic on our 2005 ‘Ocean Frontiers 1000 Hour Day’ Expedition more than met their match with our stylish Dirty Dog eyewear, and I'm proud to be taking Dirty Dog north this time around in 2008 also!
Developed from the discovery of 'TR90' - A lightweight and virtually unbreakable compound, Dirty Dog sunnies and masks ... Read More >>
Ross Fehlberg Pty Ltd is an Australian owned business established for more than 35 years, committed to excellence in personalised service in all areas of cargo logistics including Customs Clearance, International Freight Forwarding, Transport and Warehousing.
When sending bulky, heavy items such as our home-made PACs (Paddleable Amphibious Carts) across the other side of the globe for our 2005 ... Read More >>
Dr A. M. Smithyman made a substantial donation to Clark and my 2005 'Ocean Frontiers 1000 Hour Day' expedition to the Arctic through his Sydney based company 'Cellabs'.
Cellabs - Australian Biotechnology Association - is a manufacturer of diagnostic kits for tropical and infectious diseases such as Malaria, Crypto, Giardia and Chlamydia, based in Brookvale.
... Read More >>
Diamonds North is a dynamic exploration team focused on strategically advancing diamond opportunities in Northern Canada. However, as far as Clark Carter and I are concerned, Diamonds North are themselves a Diamond in the North.
They generously helped us out financially and logistically on our 2005 ‘Ocean Frontiers 1000 Hour Day’ expedition, as well as providing what information they could on V... Read More >>
Raymarine is the world leader in marine electronics. They develop and manufacture the most comprehensive range of electronic equipment for the marine market available.
It was an honour to have them sponsor our 2005 ‘Ocean Frontiers 1000 Hour Day’ Expedition into the Arctic with one of their RayChart400 Handheld GPS Chartplotters. Thanks to Robin Kydd from ‘OCEANTALK AUSTRALIA’ for organising t... Read More >>
RODE is a very well established Australian manufacturer of high quality microphones. Quality audio is just as important as quality video for a documentary. Clark and I knew this when setting out to film our 2005 ‘Ocean Frontiers 1000 Hour Day’ Expedition into the Arctic, and so RODE was our natural choice.
Rode Microphones kindly sponsored us two brilliant directional 'VideoMics' to complement ... Read More >>
My very first sponsor: Activate Outdoors has been inspirational in their dedicated backing both my Tassie Wilderness journey, and the first section of my Arctic expedition – supplying me with awesome gear brands like Ortlieb and Exped. Thanks very much to Brad and Ingrid and the rest of the crew - their fantastic store in Sydney's Kent Street is always alive with their passion and energy. One of t... Read More >>
Today, marine navigation is largely done on electronic charts. It was Navionics that brought this concept to the world in 1984, opening up a new era for navigation.
The benefits of electronic charting to the safety of navigation have created a large and enthusiastic market, continuing to grow each year.
These advantages were certainly not lost on me when planing for Clark and my 2005 Arctic ... Read More >>
Specialising in designing innovative and ‘state of the art’ products including fishing gear and other outdoor equipment, Outermark generously supported my 2004 Tasmanian Wilderness Expedition via sponsorship of a 'Topaz' reel and incredibly light-weight yet durable 98% carbon-fibre 'Wilderness' fishing rod.
Just how light these rods are has to be seen & felt to be believed, but there is no ques... Read More >>
Kathmandu provided awesome support and awesome gear for my first few trips! Jasper and I wore Kathamndu jackets etc for our Tasmanian Wilderness Expedition and were thrilled with their performance.
Everything from GORE-TEX® garments, Goose down and WINDSTOPPER® jackets, snow stakes and more - my cupboard has a lot of Kathmandu gear in it, some of which continues to form a reliable basis to my o... Read More >>
Although Karrimor make all kinds of gear, it is their range of hiking packs that I am blown away by.
My introduction began with being sponsored their premiere pack: “Independence” 60L, expandable to 100L. It was pack that my mate Jasper Timm and I used on our 2004 Tasmanian Wilderness Expedition which landed us Australian Geographic’s prestigious ‘Young Adventurer of the Year’ award. We put th... Read More >>
The hubs for my new design of arctic cart involves some pretty intricate machining to be done in aluminium to hold the bearings etc. I wandered around different machine workshops in Sydney getting quotes and most places were a bit alarmed at what was needed to make the stub axles - specifically the 500mm long, 40mm diam hole to be bored through the middle of it to save weight.
John Bridekirk at... Read More >>