I really can't believe you guys. Having spent the last couple of months tearing him and his team apart, calling him a liar etc, is it any wonder that he isn't interested in giving you updates on his progress. I imagine that having read some of your comments, I would be suprised if he thought any of you actually cared.
If you want to find out about his progress, I would suggest that you watch national TV, there was a good ten minutes or so on last night, and a couple of minute this morning on breakfast TV.
Apparently, according to this mornings report. This is the second attempt to cross by this route, the first attempt a couple of years ago failed, and the crew had to be rescued. They didn't mention who it was!!