I got official sign-off from the Doc today - ha ha! sucker!
Just kidding. I'm fit as a fiddle and less highly strung. Now I am allowed to go crazy with the fundraising and not be nervous that we'd have to give it all back. hurray!
It is a bit scary that its such a hardcore trek that you need to get the Doc to pout his name to the fact that you won't automatically die up there. shudder. its going to be great....