Part of the appeal was that such a flight had not even been recorded for over a century. In those days, such expeditions were huge events, with a nation's pride resting on their success and so resources were committed to them. Although David Adams eventually managed to secure a substantial sponsorship deal with an insurance company, he had the added challenge of having to (1) ______ sufficient funds for his trip.
Then, of course, he had to (2)___________major survival concerns, such as predicting the weather pattern and coping with the dangerously low temperatures.
Could someone tell me what words to fill in the blank?
For (1) I think it should be 'secure'. but the word has already been used in the earlier part of the sentence.
For (2), I think it should be 'consider'.
Am I correct? Or are there more appropriate words?