The Expedition is a charity event organised by the International Mountaineering Association, a private entity that operates in cooperation with various national mountaineering associations. While the Association inevitably works with national and local governments to ensure that the Expedition is held without issues, the event is ultimately a private one and climbers represent their respective national mountaineering associations, rather than their home countries or governments.
The following associations have confirmed their participation in the Expedition:
Sartorian Mountaineering Association
Sartoria (Justinian Kalominos)
Franconian Mountaineering Association
Franconia (Franconia Empire)