I had a great day visiting Arsenal Football Club at Emirates Stadium today!
I carried two Arsenal flags on my Seven Summits expeditions: one came with me to the summits of Vinson Massif on Antarctica and Cerro Aconcagua in Argentina and the other one, to the top of Mount Everest and Denali / Mount McKinley.
I handed over the flags to Arsenal FC to be auctioned off for a charity and the Arsenal marketing team used the opportunity to create some material for their media channels as well (I’ll post these up as soon as they’re available).
We got some pictures of me holding one of the flags at the roof of a nearby building, which gave us a stunning view of not only Emirates Stadium but also London!
Then we took some pictures in the stadium and the pitch – I even found myself sitting on Arsene Wenger’s seat on the sideline, but forgot to leave him a note with some tips for the game!
The team gave me an official Arsenal shirt with my name and number 7, so Tomas Rosicky may be surprised to find his number has been reallocated when he returns from injury
Then I had a chance to catch up with one of the most exciting young players at Arsenal FC, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain. Although Alex really doesn’t like the cold, so looks like he won’t be joining me on any mountains
The day was crowned with Arsenal winning a tough game against QPR 1-0!
Big thanks to Arsenal FC for hosting me!