. Bob wrote: "when you seemed to suggest that he shouldn't be entitled to an award." I never suggested or implied that Ed Stafford should not be entitled to an award. i said taht the MEA were encouraging their members and other ME sufferers to vote for Ed in the National geographic "Adventurer of the Year" poll. But that members may not want to in view of the fact that Ed endorses Phil Parkers coaching business, and that Phil uses Eds statements about him and his coaching on Parkers website front page for Parker's 'P4' Peak Performance coaching course for high achievers. Thats quite different from saying that Ed should not be entitled to an award. I have never suggested taht he should not be entitled to the award. I think that you have not taken on board the points that I have raised. As you said that you knew nothing about this subject other than what s posted here, please take some time to read through the links and evidence posted.